Studies in Contemporary Africa

  • Founded
    1956
  • Seminar Number
    435

The seminar provides a lively forum for historians and social scientists engaged in the advanced study of Sub- Saharan Africa. Faculty and visiting scholars from Columbia University and neighboring institutions actively participate in the monthly evening sessions. Seminar discussions often focus on theoretical and comparative approaches to the study of colonial and contemporary states, processes in political mobilization and leader- ship, the impact of the international community, and the roles of gender and cultural identities.


Co-Chairs
Professor Abosede George
ageorge@barnard.edu

Professor Hlonipha A. Mokoena
ham2101@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Titilola Halimat Somotan
ths2122@columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

02/17/2015 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Citizen without Status: Métis, Citizenship, and Rights in Late Colonial French Equatorial Africa.
Rachel Jean-Baptiste, University of California-Davis
Abstract




03/26/2015 Knox Hall Room 208
6:30 PM
Dissident Sexualities and the State in Colonial and Post-Independence Africa
Carina Ray, Fordham University
Abstract




04/23/2015 Faculty House
6:00 PM
1989 and the Era of Relief: Ethiopia and the US at the End of the Cold War in Africa
Benjamin Talton, Temple University
Abstract