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Africa at Noon (VIRTUAL): Beauty Diplomacy – Embodying an Emerging Nation with Kemi Balogun

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date/Time: March 22nd 2023, @12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Kemi Balogun, University of Oregon

Hosted by: ACS/Luís Madureira

Zoom: To access the event directly, click here. For dial-in information, click here.



Oluwakemi (Kemi) M. Balogun is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology at the University of Oregon. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology with a Designated Emphasis in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on gender, culture, globalization, nationalism, race, and migration. She is the author of Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Stanford University Press, 2020). She is also the co-editor of Africa Every Day: Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent (Ohio University Press, 2019). Her work has been published in outlets such as African Studies ReviewEthnicities, and Gender & Society.


March 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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