Spring 2013 Africa at Noon Events

January 30
The Importance of Relationship Dynamics in Explaining HIV Transmission: Results from a Qualitative Case-Control Study in Rakai, Uganda

Jenny Higgins
PhD, MPH, Gender and Women’s Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 6
Precolonial Intellectuals and the Production of Knowledge in the Colonial Northern Uganda

Patrick W. Otim
Ph.D. Student, History
University of Wisconsin-Madison


February 13
Making and Unmaking Nations: The Origins of Genocide and Non-Genocide in Contemporary Africa

Scott Straus
Professor of Political Science and International Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


February 20

Anatomy of Kuduro: Thoughts on the Angolan Body Politic

Marissa Moorman
Associate Professor of History
Indiana University



February 27
Theorizing Masculinity in the African Diaspora

Nikol Alexander-Floyd
Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies
Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Lance McReady

Associate Professor of Urban Education
OISE/University of Toronto





March 6
A Tale of Two Cities: Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and the Making of African Socialism in Tanzania

Emily Callaci
Assistant Professor of History
University of Wisconsin-Madison


March 13
Seers, Rogues, and Prophets in North African Fiction

Samuel England
Assistant Professor of African Languages & Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison


April 3
Queering the African Diaspora

Marlon Bailey
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and American Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama
Indiana University-Bloomington


Fatima El-Tayeb
Associate Professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies & Associate Director of Critical Gender Studies
UC San Diego




April 10

Slavery in Africa: History, Memory and Commemoration

Jan Georg Deutsch
University Lecturer in African History
University of Oxford


April 17

Feminist Theory and Practice in the African Diaspora

Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe
Visiting Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
Duke University


Aili Tripp
Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies; Director of Center for Research on Gender and Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison






April 24

Central Africa Initiative: Needs and Opportunities

Don Waller
Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Aliko Songolo
Professor of African Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison