Spring 2021 Africa Matters Seminar

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Africa Matters Seminar

Book Talks

Zoom Webinar Thursdays, 4:00 -5:00 PM Pacific Time

Register here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516136268743/WN_mMl-XXgCRxaPWFdGgPVhzw

Also see our Online calendar for these and other events.


Check back as more talks are added. We will not meet on March 25, 2021.

The Idea of Development in Africa: A History
Corrie Decker, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis and Elisabeth McMahon, Associate Professor, Tulane University

Kwaito Bodies: Remastering Space and Subjectivity in Post‑Apartheid South Africa
Xavier Livermon, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

War and Genocide in South Sudan
Clémence Pinaud, Assistant Professor, Indiana University

Political Violence in Kenya: Land, Elections, and Claim-Making
Kathleen Klaus, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco

The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea
Hannah Appel, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

How Insurgency Begins: Rebel Group Formation in Uganda and Beyond
Janet Lewis, Assistant Professor, George Washington University


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in these webinar sessions, please contact Martha Saavedra at asc@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the event.