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 Gregory Mann
gm522@columbia.edu

Professor Rhiannon Stephens
rs3169@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Yayra Sumah
ays2124@columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

09/21/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Queen Njinga of Angola: A Necessary Icon in Contemporary Angola?
Linda Heywood, Boston University
Abstract




Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Street Cosmopolitanism: Conductors and passengers in a Matatu
Kenda Mutongi, Williams College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract




Notes: POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2018
11/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM

Pamela Khanakwa, Makerere University