African Studies hosts a regular brown bag series at the University of Illinois campus every Wednesday from noon to 1 pm in the International Studies Building. It is open to the public and all are welcome to bring their lunch and attend these sessions.
It is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn about the research and work that other Africanists are undertaking.
For scholars working on new material or preparing a publication, dissertation, or thesis, the venue provides an environment to present your material amongst colleagues and friends and get supportive feedback.
For attendees, the series is a means to learn about other people's research and work. It is also an opportunity to expand your African studies networks within the UIUC community and beyond.
Fall 2014 Brown Bags (Click here.)
CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES
SEPTEMBER 17 "Crossing Afro-Religious Borders: Jewish Cape Verdeans"
Professor Alma Gottlieb—Department of Anthropology, UIUC
SEPTEMBER 24 "Boko Haram: A Private Indirect Government?"
Dr. Emmanual Nuesiri—Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC
OCTOBER 1 "Buying It? The Effect of the Millennium Villages Project on Land Prices in Sauri, Kenya"
Professor Hope Michelson—Agricultural and Consumer Economics, UIUC
OCTOBER 8 "A Liberal Defense of Apartheid"
Professor Teresa Barnes—History and Gender/Women's Studies, UIUC
OCTOBER 22 "An Emergent Africana Feminist Methodology: Womenâ€™s Activism to Promote Health in Zimbabwe"
Professor Assata Zerai—Department of Sociology, UIUC
NOVEMBER 5 "Colonial Archives and Second Life Post-Colonial Applications in the Digital Humanities: The Case of Cyrene Mission Zimbabwe and the UK Archives of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel"
Dr. Jonathan Zilberg—CAS Research Associate
NOVEMBER 12 Title TBA
Professor Kathryn Oberdeck—Department of History, UIUC
DECEMBER 3 "Journey to My Motherâ€™s Land: Demarginalizing the Marginalized with Active Centralized Empowerment"
Professor Janice Collins—Department of Journalism, UIUC
For information on past brown bags please go to: Archive of Past Events: Brown Bag Lectures and Events