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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 leadership, the impact of the international community, and the roles of gender and cultural identities.

Professor Abosede George 

Professor Anooradha Siddiqi

Luz Colpa

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.


Meeting Schedule

09/24/2019 117 Barnard Hall, Barnard College
6:00 PM

Prita Meier, New York University

10/15/2019 912 Milstein Hall, Barnard College
6:00 PM

Joy Mboya, GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi, Kenya)

10/29/2019 912 Milstein Hall, Barnard College
6:00 PM

Sean Jacobs, The New School

12/05/2019 Knox Hall, Columbia University
6:00 PM

Rosalind Fredericks, New York University