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Africa's Place in a Globalizing World: Reimagining Governance, Science, Technology, Art, and Culture | AFRISEM Virtual Conference
Join Northwestern's Africa Seminar (AfriSem) graduate students for the upcoming virtual conference, July 29 & 30. We are excited to hold this event in place of the originally scheduled AfriSem conference in April, that was cancelled due to COVID-19.

There will be nine presentations over two days, in addition to our keynote presentation by Prof. Ayala Levin, Art History, Northwestern University. Please see flier and website for details (https://bit.ly/AfriSem2020).

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
1:00-1:10 Welcome Remarks
1:10-1:30 Abdulbasit Kassim (Rice University): "Decolonizing Queer Epistemology: The Dialectics of Subaltern Sexualities and Ethno-Religious Ethnicality in Northern Nigeria"
1:35-1:55 Rachel Hodapp (University of Wisconsin­ Madison): "Periods, Paternalism, and Power: Menstruation NGO Genre of Self­ Transformation in East Africa" (Recorded video)
2:00-2:20 Tony Yeboah (Yale University): "Compromised Tradition: Destruction, Negotiation, and the Imaginary Reconstruction of an African Palace"
2:25-3:00 Keynote speaker: Ayala Levin (Professor of Art History, Northwestern University): "Southern Expertise? Reconsidering the Planning of Abuja, Nigeria"
3:05-3:25 Anisha Bhat (Northwestern University): "Gender, Race, and Space: African Elites, Continuity, and Change in South Asian Political Landscapes, c. 1500-1800"

THURSDAY, JULY 30
1:00-1:20 Sela Kodjo Adjei (Accra, Ghana): "Vodu, Power, Aesthetics, and Fashion"
1:25-1:45 Debbie Frempong (Brown University): "God Loves Accra: Identity, Faith, and Belonging Among Return Migrants"
1:50-2:10 Christopher Newman (Duke University): "The Curious Case of China in South Africa"
2:15-2:35 Araba Dennis (Purdue University): "Colonial Subjectivity, Pan-Africanism, Neoliberalism, Ghana"
2:40-3:00 Caitlin Monroe (Northwestern University): "Searching for Nyabongo: An African Intellectual Misfit and the Limits of Global History"
3:05-3:25 Virtual hangout
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