In New York: November Conference on Development






The Center for Public Scholarship presents the 22nd Social Research conference at the New School: From Impunity to Accountability: Africa’s Development in the 21st Century John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NYC Thursday and Friday, November 1819, 2010 Join distinguished experts in discussing the challenges of developmentfacing African countries as they work to combat…

Settling In, Talks at CHUM






It is the second week of classes and most of us are beginning to settle into our routines.  I want to quickly remind students to take advantage of the unique course offerings we have this term, with two courses being offered at CHUM engaging African studies. CHUM’s lecture series this fall also features several talks…

Fall 2010 Courses






Our “courses” page now lists courses that are both officially part of the African Studies Cluster as well as those that include a smaller, but significant focus on “Africa”. Fall 2010 Courses It is worth highlighting two new courses this term, both offered at the Center for Humanities (CHUM). CHUM312-01 Theorizing Globalization from the Third…

Kennedy Odede ’12, NY Times Op-Ed on “Slumdog Tourism”






One of our students, Kennedy Odede, was published in Monday’s New York Times with an Op-Ed on “Slumdog Tourism”. A brief excerpt: I was 16 when I first saw a slum tour. I was outside my 100-square-foot house washing dishes, looking at the utensils with longing because I hadn’t eaten in two days. Suddenly a…

Jessica Posner ’09 Wins VH1 “Do Something” Award






Last night, Jessica Posner won VH1’s “Do Something Award” for the project she co-founded with Kennedy Odede (Wesleyan ’12). That project supports health and education for girls and women in Kibera, Kenya. You can watch a video of Paula Abdul’s introduction of Jessica and their program HERE. You can watch Jessica win the top prize…

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Call for Papers






Courtesy UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Call for Papers Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a tri-annual, fully-refereed journal published jointly by the Association of Nationalism and Ethnicity and Wiley-Blackwell, invites the submission of high-quality interdisciplinary articles on issues pertaining to nationalism, ethnicity and related themes. The editors are particularly…