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…