Spring 2019 Africa at Noon Events

JANUARY 23

“Afriqueer: Negotiating an Impossible Identity Through Performance”
April Sizemore-Barber
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Women’s and Gender Studies
Georgetown University


RESCHEDULED: FEBRUARY 1

“Looking for Solidarity: Lessons from African Feminist and LGBTI Organizing”
Ashley Currier
Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
University of Cincinnati


FEBRUARY 6

“When Women Wear Slacks: Gender, Sexuality and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon”  
Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué
Assistant Professor of History
Baylor University


FEBRUARY 13

“Conflict and Coexistence: A Story of People and Elephants in the Okavango”
Amanda Stronza
Director of the Applied Biodiversity Science Program, Texas A&M University
Co-Founder, Ecoexist Project, Botswana


FEBRUARY 20

“In Search of African Women Playwrights” 
Kathy A. Perkins
Professor Emerita of Theatre
University of Illinois (Champagne-Urbana) &
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


FEBRUARY 27

“Global Perspectives: Afro-Asian Practices in Dance”   
Alessandra Williams
Inclusive Excellence Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies and Theatre and Dance
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


MARCH 6

**POSTPONED** “The Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon: Historical Background, Conflict Dynamics and Proposals for a Way-out”
Ivor Fung
Team Leader, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), and Chair for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Task Force
UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, New York


MARCH 13

“Torture Testimonials of the Algerian War of Independence: Framing the Unseeable”      
Maria Vendetti
Assistant Professor of French
St. Olaf College, Minnesota


MARCH 27

“Common Law Courts, Currency, and Colonial Administration: A Public Historian’s Perspective”    
Ellen Feingold
Curator of the National Numismatic Collection
National Museum of American History


APRIL 3

Technology and Meducation… The Changing Paradigm of How We Learn: Implications For Clinical Care in Africa”    
Janis P. Tupesis, M.D.
Associate Director, Global Health Institute
University of Wisconsin- Madison


APRIL 10

“‘Big Bet’ philanthropy and Traditional Grant-making Programs: How private foundations see their role in supporting Africa-based initiatives”
Kristen Molyneaux
Vice President for Social Change
Lever for Change, MacArthur Foundation

 


APRIL 17

“How Nonnormative Gender and Sexuality Became a Target of Violent Political Repression”
Kaden Paulson-Smith
Graduate Student in the Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin- Madison


APRIL 24

 “Why do Autocrats Adopt Women’s Rights Reforms? Contrasting the Maghreb and the Middle East”  
 Aili Tripp
Professor of Political Science & Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies
University of Wisconsin- Madison


MAY 1

“Wretched of the sea: African migrant boat narratives in international context”
Subha Xavier
Associate Professor of French and Core Faculty at the Institute of African Studies
Emory University