Spring 2023 Africa At Noon Events

Spring 2023 Africa At Noon Speaker Events


January 25

Photo of Vincent Oguti

A.C. Jordan Prize paper: The Poetics of Unbreakable Bodies in Ebrahim Hussein’s Kinjeketile

Vincent Ogoti
African Cultural studies and History PhD Candidate
Hosted by Luís Madureira

February 1

Fortress Earth: Conservation, Conviviality, and the Political Ecology of Planetary Health (Cancelled)

Josh Garoon
Communication and Environmental Sociology, UW-Madison
Hosted by Luís Madureira


February 8

Towards an African Afrofuturism

Warrick Moses
African Cultural Studies, UW-Madison
Hosted by Luís Madureira


February 15


Madison Sister’s Cities: A Reflection on the Recently Concluded Sister City Trip to Kanifing, The Gambia

Rep. Samba Baldeh and Jerreh Kujabi
Madison Kanifing Sister City
Hosted by Luís Madureira


February 22

Infrastructural Attachments: Technologies, Mobility, and the Tensions of Home in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya (Cancelled)

Emma Park
New School, NY
Hosted by Daniel Wiliford


March 1

The Archival Possibilities of Social Media

James Yeku
University of Kansas
Hosted by Matthew Brown


March 8

̶E̶t̶h̶n̶o̶r̶a̶c̶i̶s̶m̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶S̶e̶t̶t̶l̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶C̶o̶l̶o̶n̶i̶a̶l̶ ̶S̶o̶c̶i̶e̶t̶i̶e̶s̶:̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶C̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶B̶l̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶I̶m̶m̶i̶g̶r̶a̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶t̶e̶s̶ ̶(̶C̶a̶n̶c̶e̶l̶le̶d̶)̶

Mosi Ifatunji
Sociology, UW-Madison
Hosted by Luís Madureira


March 22 (VIRTUAL)

Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Virtual)

Kemi Balogun
University of Oregon
Hosted by ACS/Luís Madureira


March 29 (VIRTUAL)

Beyond Affective Violence: Embodying Suffering, Performing Citizenship (Virtual)

Amal Fadlalla
University of Michigan
Hosted by Samuel England


April 5

Experiential Learning in Humanitarian Studies: Ethics and Discomfort of Student Research Visits to Uganda

Jessica R. Hawkins
University of Manchester
Hosted by Luís Madureira


April 12

The Morality of Revolution: Reeducation Camps and the Carceral Regime in Socialist Mozambique, 1974-1990

Benedito Machava
Yale University
Hosted by Luís Madureira


April 19

Photo of Dr. Alhaji N'jaiProject 1808, Inc. Decolonizing Education and Transforming Lives Through a School-Community-University Model (Cancelled)

Alhaji N’jai
Project 1808
Hosted by Luís Madureira


April 26

Teaching and Learning in a Time of Waithood

Carli Coetzee
Oxford University
Hosted by Moji Olaniyan


May 3

The Afterlives of Ebola: Advancing Public Health and Scientific Research in Liberia through Mutually Beneficial and Sustainable Partnerships Health Systems Leadership in Liberia (Live Streaming Available)

Dr. Julius S.M. Gilayeneh, Sr
Hosted by Prof. Gregg Mitman