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Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Africa at Noon features April Sizemore-Barber, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgetown University. She is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley’s Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Her research is located at the intersection of performance, queer, and Africana studies, and has been published inTheatre Journal, Theatre Topics, and Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies.

Location: 
336 Ingraham
Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join the African Cultural Studies Students Association (ACSSA) on Friday, January 25 at noon to kick off the coming year with food from Buraka and news about the organization! Old and new faces alike are welcome to partake in the food and celebration as ACSSA announces their new name and direction of this student-run organization, their Keynote Speaker for ACSSA’s annual conference on April 11 (themed Futuring Africa), a call for submissions to design a new organization logo, and ASP Scholarships to attend AfriSem in Chicago.

Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Africa at Noon features Ashley Currier, Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She researches gender and sexual diversity politics in southern and West Africa. Her books include Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa (U of Minnesota P, 2012) and Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa: Homophobia in Malawi (Cambridge UP, 2019).

Location: 
Pasture & Plenty, 2433 University
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join us for our welcome-back-to-semester potluck: Feb. 3, Pasture & Plenty bistro, 5PM. P&P is at 2433 University Ave. Bring yourselves, some food to share, and of course loved ones!

- If your last name starts with any A-G letter, please bring an appetizer.

- H-O letters: please bring a main dish.

- P-S letters: please bring a salad.

Location: 
206 Ingraham
Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Africa at Noon features Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué, Assistant Professor of History at Baylor University. She is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar of Africa who is particularly interested in how constructions of gender inform the comportment and performances of the body, religious beliefs, and political ideologies in Cameroon. Her first book, Gender, Separatist Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon, is forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press this year (2019).

Past Events

Location: 
Kohl Center
Date: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
Memorial Union
Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:45am to 5:30pm

This is the second conference in the series and will center on early modern, 18th, and 19th century Europe and the Americas, focusing in part on how Rome itself was imaginatively reinvented in that period.

Schedule for the day:

Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

61st Annual Meeting of the ASA
Energies: Power, Creativity and Afro-Futures

The ASA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world. With an attendance of about 2,000 scholars and professionals, the conference offers the following:

Location: 
223 Van Hise
Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: 
L196 Education
Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for a screening of Dr. Ndirangu Wachanga's newest film, Tireless Pursuit, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.