Fall 2014 Africa at Noon Events


September 3

Celebrations, Silences, and Contemporary “Global Health” Volunteering in Africa

Claire Wendland
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 10

HIV, Marriage, and Divorce in Early Adulthood in Rural Malawi

Monica Grant
Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 17

Women’s Rights in Contemporary African Constitutions

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

September 24

Women, Art, and Revolution in the Streets of Egypt

Nevine El Nossery
Associate Professor, French and Italian
University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 1

The Ebola Situation in Liberia

Cecil T.O. Brandy
Liberia Land Commission

This Africa at Noon event has been CANCELLED.

October 8

Africa in English: Making the Case for African Literature in American English Departments

Christine Loflin
Associate Professor, English
Oxford College at Emory University

October 15

Fodiology in America: Muslim Americans Following a Nigerian Model of Education

Beverly Mack
Professor, African and African American Studies
University of Kansas


October 22

The Nature of Success: Community-Based Natural Resource Management & Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park

Josh Garoon
Assistant Professor, Community & Environmental Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 29

Theater and Social Vulnerability in Mozambique

Luis Madureira
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 5


November 12

Critical Reflections on Qualitative ICTD Research: Collaborative Ethnography in Rural Zambia

Lindsay Palmer
Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 19

Imperial Skulduggery and Entangled Memory Politics between Namibia and Germany

Reinhart Köessler
Adjunct Professor, Political Science
University of Freiburg

November 26


December 3

The (In)Visibilities of Hakim Belabbes’s Ashlaa

Nasrin Qader
Associate Professor, French and Comparative Literary Studies
Northwestern University

December 10

Reading Swahili Literature across Disciplines

Ann J. Biersteker
Assistant Director, African Studies Center
Michigan State University