Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium

Welcome to the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium

Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 PM in 223 Moses Hall

Also see our Online calendar for these and other events.

September 19

Producing Lombe Junction: Oil Revenues, Roads and Patterns of Reconstruction in Post-War Rural Angola
Aharon de Grassi, Research Associate, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

September 26

See, Nudge, Control and Profit: Digital Platforms as Competitive Research Infrastructures within African Economies
Laura Mann, Assistant Professor, International Development, London School of Economics

October 3

Reformist Revolutions in Malawi: The Role of Reformed Islamic and Christian Congregations in Rural Malawi
Laura Goy, Rosberg Geist Scholarship Recipient, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

October 10
Gender and Candidacy: Female Legislative Nominations in Zambia
Melanie L. Phillilps, PhD Candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley

October 17
Daring to Dream – Reflections of a young African scientist on the state of scientific research in Africa and why there is cause for optimism
Yaw Bediako, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Francis Crick Institute and Research Fellow, WACCBIP, University of Ghana

October 24
Biafra at 50: A War Remembered
James F. Phillips, Professor, Columbia University Medical Center and Mailman School of Public Health

October 31

Precolonial States and Precolonial Cultures: Concept Formation and Misinformation the Historical Renaissance
Martha Wilfahrt, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

November 7

Urban Informal Settlements in East Africa: Community-led Upgrading for Health Equity
Jason Corburn, Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

November 14

Presumptions and Precarity: probing electricity infrastructure in Unguja, Tanzania
Veronica Jacome, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley