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UO African Studies Lecture Series

All talks will be held in the Knight Library Browsing Room at 12:00

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Wednesday, October 12
Land Use Change in Eastern Africa: Developing a Model of Regime Rhetoric and Framing the Debate over Land Use
Anne M. Santiago, Political Science, University of Portland

Thursday, October 27
Motoring Out of Time: Histories of Technology and Development in Tanzania
Joshua Grace, History, University of South Carolina

Thursday, November 17
Financial Savings Groups and the ‘Ultra’ Poor: Lessons from East Africa
Alfredo Burlando, Economics, University of Oregon

Winter 2017: Foodways Past and Present

In partnership with the Food Studies Program

Tuesday, January 17
Taytu’s Feast: Nation, Food and History in Ethiopia
James McCann, History, Boston University

Wednesday, February 8
Cooking Culture on the West African Savanna
Stephen Wooten, International Studies, University of Oregon

Monday, March 6
Feasting and Fasting: Foodways in Politics, Religion and Social Life on the Swahili Coast (Tanzania) after 700 CE
Sarah Walshaw, History, Simon Fraser University

Spring 2017: Politics and Place

Wednesday, April 19
Squatting, Space, and Power in Alexandra’s 1946 Squatters’ Movement
Dawne Curry, History, University of Nebraska

Thursday, May 11
Everyday Nation Building: Creativity, Culture and Community in Senegal and Indonesia
Dennis Galvan, International Studies, University of Oregon

Tuesday, May 23
A Pioneer of Civilization?: The Impact of the Construction of the Sierra Leone Railway on African Lives in the Early 20th Century
Trina Hogg, History, Oregon State University

For more information, please read the African Studies Lecture Series poster.

Co-Sponsored by: African Studies, Oregon Humanities Center, Food Studies, Office of International Affairs, Clark Honors College, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Economics, Anthropology, Folklore, Philosophy, History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Gabon-Oregon Center, English, International Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Geography, and General Social Science