Fall 2017 Africa at Noon Events

 September 6
“Fall Semester Welcome”

Join African Studies Program staff, faculty affiliates, and students as we review exciting summer accomplishments and preview upcoming academic year events!


September 13
“Diola Women Prophets in Colonial Senegambia”

Robert Baum
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Religion
Dartmouth College

September 20
“Beyond the Ring: Boxing, Gender, and the Fight for Cultural Heritage in Anglophone Cameroon, 1960s-1980s”

Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué
Assistant Professor of African History
Baylor University

September 27
“Professionalization Trainings in China-Africa Relations: Power-Knowledge Nexus”

Lina Benabdallah
Asssistant Professor of Politics
Wake Forest University

October 4 
“The Poetry and Activism of Micere Mugo”

Ndirangu Wachanga
Associate Professor of Communication
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

October 11
“War, Women, and Power in Rwanda”

Marie Berry
Assistant Professor of International Studies
University of Denver

October 18
“Africa, France, and the Future: Exile in Ndjole (Gabon), ca. 1900”

Gregory Mann
Professor of History
Columbia University

October 25
“Art and Education in Apartheid South Africa” 

Daniel Magaziner
Associate Professor of History
Yale University

November 1
“Queering Withdrawls in Novels by Achmat Dangor and Rozena Maart” 

Stephanie Selvick
LGBT* Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

November 8

NO AFRICA AT NOON – Cancelled and rescheduled for Nov. 15, 2017.

November 15

“Translating Ugandan Oral Literature for Children”

Aaron Mushengyezi
Associate Professor and Dean within School of Languages, Literature, and Communication
Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda

November 22

NO AFRICA AT NOON – Thanksgiving

November 29
Preparer la Retraite – New Age-Scripts in West African Middle Classes”

Erdmute Alber
Professor of Social Anthropology
University of Bayreuth (Germany)

December 6
“Whirling Return of the Ancestors”

Henry Drewal and Eric Adjetey Anang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

December 13

NO AFRICA AT NOON – End of Fall Semester