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
Abosede George
Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University
ageorge@barnard.edu

Rhiannon Stephens
Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University
rs3169@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Titilola Halimat Somotan
ths2122@columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

09/22/2015 Faculty House
6:00 PM
‘Wealth’, ‘Poverty’ and the Question of Conceptual History in Uganda from c.1000 C.E
Rhiannon Stephens, Columbia University
Abstract




10/08/2015 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Engaging Global Health during Ebola: Anthropological Knowledge Production and Translation
Anita Schroven, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology
Abstract




02/02/2016 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Ujamaa Urban: Literature and city life in socialist Tanzania
Emily Callaci, University of Wisconsin-Madin
Abstract




02/23/2016 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Against Sovereign Violence: Feminism Activism, Law, and Analysis from the South
Saida Hodžić , Cornell University
Abstract




03/22/2016 Faculty House
6:00 PM
The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes
Marie Rodet, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Abstract




04/26/2016 Faculty House
6:00 PM

Erin Pettigrew, NYU Abu Dhabi