Spring 2011 Africa at Noon Events

Spring 2011 Africa at Noon Events

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
‘Some women want to be on top’: Wife-beating in two Tanzanian districts

Hilde Jakobsen
University of Bergen, Norway
Visiting scholar at the Center for Research on Gender and Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender and Women

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 [POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER]
Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Helen Tilley
Visiting Professor
Department of Medical History and Bioethics with affiliations to the Program in African Studies, the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, and the History of Science.

Wednesday, 9 February, 2011

Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime

Aili Tripp
Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wednesday, 16 February, 2011

After the Referendum: Scenarios on South Sudan’s Future

Sharon Hutchinson
Department of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, 23 February, 2011

Creativity and Constraint in Advocacy Media Production in Nairobi’s Slums

Brian Ekdale
PhD Candidate
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Rebellion, Suppression and the In-Between World of Indian Anti-Colonialism in Kenya

Sana Aiyar
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, 9 March, 2011

A Road from Lubumbashi

Dan Banda
Honorary Fellow
African Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Clarifying the Competing Narratives of Environmental Change around Protected Areas in East Africa: Recent Evidence from the Maasai Mara, Kenya

Bilal Butt
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Independent Sharia Panel of Lagos State
Philip Ostien
Independent scholar and former lecturer in Law
University of Jos, Nigeria

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Islam, Democracy, and Educational Reform in the Francophone Sahel
Leonardo A. Villalón
Director, Center for African Studies
The University of Florida

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
African Nations and Ethnic Identity in the Mina Coast and in Brazil: an Atlantic Comparative Approach
Luis Nicolau Parés
Department of Anthropology
Federal University of Bahia

Wednesday, 27 April, 2011

Explaining Sexual Violence during Civil War: Evidence from Sierra Leone (1991-2002)
Dara Kay Cohen
Assistant Professor
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota


Wednesday, 4 May, 2011

Rereading Neo-Liberalism’s Effects in Black Men’s Crisis Narrative Texts

Keisha Lindsay
Assistant Professor
Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-sponsored by the African Diaspora and Atlantic World Research Circle.