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Area Studies Events

Each year the area studies programs host events. 

Ukuphazama iNatali: Bringing Queer & Indigenous Studies History Approaches to South African History & Beyond

Name: Dr. T.J. Tallie

Affiliation: Department of History, University of San Diego

Day and Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Time: 4 - 5:15 p.m.


The Persistence of Slavery: An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria

Name: Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, Assistant Professor 

Affiliation: Department of History, Duquesne University

Date: March 11

Time: 11: 40 – 12:50 p.m.

Recorded lecture available upon request


Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement

Name: Dr. Tiffany Florvil, Associate Professor

Affiliation: Department of History, The University of New Mexico

Date: March 23

Time:3-4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society


International Social Services and Covid-19: the West African Experience

Name: Dr. Olusade Taiwo

Affiliation: Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research

Date: March 23:

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the UofSC College of Social Work


Queer Love and Critical Resilience in Wanuri Kahiu's Rafiki

Name: Lindsey Green-Simms, 

Affiliation: Associate Professor of Literature, American University

Recorded lecture available upon request

Digitizing Ancestral Memory: Garifuna Settlement Day in the Americas and in Cyberspace

Name: Paul Joseph López Oro

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Smith College

Date: March 15

Virtual class visit to ANTH 271 - Language and Popular Culture

Instructor: Dr. Sherina Feliciano-Santos


Great Effervescences: Jewishness and Indigeneity in Mesoamerican Fiction

Name: Stephanie Pidgeon

Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Bates College

Date: March 25

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored with Jewish Studies and Film and Media Studies


Revolutionary Visions: Jewish Life and Politics in Latin American Film

Name: Stephanie Pidgeon

Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Bates College

Date: March 25

Virtual class visit to SPAN 575/SPAN 783

Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Janzen



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