“What Comes After Representation?”
December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Date/Time: December 7th 2022, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Speakers: Sean Jacobs
I will talk about the politics of my research practice, Africa Is a Country, which I founded 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, as well the changing online ecosystem within which it operates.
Photo: A screenshot of the website’s Twitter account on 5 January 2022
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.