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“What Comes After Representation?”

April 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Speaker: Sean Jacobs

A screenshot of the website’s Twitter account on 5 January 2022

Presentation Description

Sean Jacobs’ presentation focuses on the politics of his research practice, Africa Is a Country, a site of opinion, analysis, and new writing on and from the African left. He founded this site in 2009 to challenge the received wisdom on Africa from a left perspective. The talk will revisit the site’s founding, its politics, growth over the years, and the changing online ecosystem within which it operates.



Sean Jacobs is an associate professor of international affairs at The New School in New York City and the Founder and Editor of Africa Is a Country. He is a Shuttleworth Fellow from 2019 to 2022 and has held fellowships at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University and the International Center for Advanced Study at NYU. He is also former Commonwealth and Fulbright Scholar. His research interests are the relation between politics and popular culture. Sean was born and grew up on Cape Town’s Cape Flats.

Learn more about Sean Jacobs here.


April 13, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm