Please enjoy this curated list of UW-Madison affiliates and the panels they are presenting on at ASA. Please note all times are Eastern Standard Time. If you are a UW affiliate presenting at the 2021 ASA Meeting and do not see your name on this list, please email connect@africa.wisc.edu and we will add you.


November 18, 10:00-11:45am
AfricaNow!: Recent Trends and Issues in African Cinema
Marissa Moorman, African Cultural Studies

November 18, 10:00-11:45am
African Women, the Past, History, and Historiography 
Jacqueline Mougoue as discussant, African Cultural Studies

November 18, 12:00-1:45pm
Authoritarian Strategies to Stay in Power
“Why Autocracies in Africa Promote Women as Leaders?”
Aili Tripp, Political Science & Gender and Women’s Studies, as Chair and presenting

November 18, 6:00-7:45pm
Pandemics and Healing in African Christianity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
“Healing and Power in Ghana: Early Indigenous Expressions of Christianity”
Paul Grant, History Department

November 19, 10:00-11:45am
Roundtable: Activists Across Borders: African Women in Transnational Women’s Movements
Aili Tripp, Political Science & Gender and Women’s Studies
November 19, 10:00-11:45am

November 19, 10:00-11:45am
New Forms of Religious Expertise and Ritualization in Africa
Florence Bernault, Sciences Po (Paris), Professor Emeritus, History

November 19, 12:00-1:45pm
Active Participants: African Women, Slave Labor, and the Commerce in Dependents
Rebecca Shumway, History Department (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Friday, November 19, 4:00-5:45pm
Afro-Asian Solidarity and the South-South Flows
Gay Seidman, Sociology, as Chair

November 19, 4:00-5:45pm
Roundtable: A Path to Decisive Leadership in the DRC? Juggling Multiple Interests Friday
Aliko Songolo, Professor Emeritus, African Cultural Studies

November 20, 10:00-11:45am
New Possibilities in Cameroonian History: From Hidden Wars and the Politics of Memory, to Lovers and Money Doublers, Part I
“Diasporas in Africa”
Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoue, African Cultural Studies

November 20, 12:00-1:45pm
African Masculinities in the Modern World, Part III Saturday
“Breadlosers: Nollywood, the Occult, and the Stakes of Masculine Melodrama”
Matthew Brown, African Cultural Studies

November 20, 2:00-3:45pm
Roundtable: Podcasting Africa: Pedagogy, Research and Praxis
Reginold Royston as Chair and participant, African Cultural Studies

November 20, 4:00-5:45pm
African Sound Studies Part II: Media and Literary Soundscapes Saturday,
“New Orality and African Literary Forms in the Era of Audiobooks”
Vincent R. Ogoti and Reginold Royston, African Cultural Studies


November 17, 2:00-3:45pm
AfricaNow!: Entrepreneurship & Urbanism
“Eastern Africa’s startups now and then: unfolding regional and urban futures”
Allen Xiao, Geography

Thursday, November 18, 8:00-9:45am
Local and Transnational Collaboration in the Age of African Post-Independence Possibility
“Ujamaa Knowledge Production: Decolonizing the University College, Dar es Salaam”
Carly Lucas, History

Thursday, November 18, 2:00-3:45pm
Monkey and the Hot Potato: Reflections of Emerging Black/African Scholars on Negotiating Pedagogies of “Africa”
“The Existential Contradictions of being Black/African and Teaching “Africa”
Harry Kiiru, African Cultural Studies
“Translating ‘Africa:’ Being Intelligible/Digestible to NonBlack/African Audiences”
Unifier Dyer, African Cultural Studies

Friday, November 19, 12:00-1:45pm
Roundtable: Voice, Media, and the Political Unrest/Activism during the Presidency of Macky Sall in Senegal
Astou Fall Guéye, African Cultural Studies

November 20, 12:00-1:45pm
Investigating Change in Contemporary Islam in Africa Saturday
“Islam in Post-Genocide Rwanda”
Vincent R. Ogoti, African Cultural Studies


November 17, 12:00-1:45pm
Roundtable: Unpacking the Libraries: How, What, Who Wednesday
With Emilie Songolo, Library


November 17, 10:00-11:45am
Roundtable: Theory in Forms: Politics meets New Writing
Nancy Rose Hunt as Co-Chair, University of Florida

November 18, 2:00-3:45pm
Global Intellectual History Thursday
Sean Hanretta as Discussant, Northwestern University

November 18, 8:00-9:45am
Roundtable: Pier Larson’s Legacy in African Studies Part I 
Paul Landau, University of Maryland

November 18, 2:00-3:45pm
Monkey and the Hot Potato: Reflections of Emerging Black/African Scholars on Negotiating Pedagogies of “Africa”
Upenyu Majee, Michigan State University

November 19, 4:00-5:45pm
Author Meets Critic: Catholic Political Imagination in Late Colonial Africa 
Patrick Otim, Bates College

Produced by Carly Lucas