Spring 2017 African Studies Colloquium


Welcome to the Spring 2017 African Studies Colloquium

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

Also see our Online calendar and Colloquium Flyer

February 7
Democracy-promotion in Côte d'Ivoire: Citizen Perceptions of local NGOs
Justine Davis
PhD Student, Political Science

February 14
Institutional trust, identity, and compliance in post-Ebola Guinea
Allison Grossman
PhD Student, Political Science

February 21
Real vs. fake investors: Race, security and citizenship in post-Africanization Uganda
Dr. Anneeth Kaur Hundle
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UC Merced

February 28
The politics of order in informal markets: Evidence from Lagos
Shelby Grossman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

March 7
Participation without Democracy? Governance, Accountability and Control in Rwanda
Jessica Piombo
Associate Professor, National Security Affairs Naval Postgraduate School

March 14
The psychology of political risk in autocracy: Evidence from Zimbabwe
Lauren Young
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

April 4
Who fears violence in African elections?
Manuela Travaglianti
Lecturer, Peace and Conflict Studies

April 11
The imperative for slowing population growth in the Sahel
Alisha Graves
Co-Founder, The OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel)

April 18
“Another typical African family”: Navigating relational obligations in Accra, Ghana
Lindsay Bayham
PhD Student, Sociology

April 25
23andMe’s Africa Research Project
Joanna Mountain
Senior Director of Research, 23andme Inc.

May 2
Queer hyenas: Exclusion and sanctuary in Senegalese visual culture
Ivy Mills
Lecturer, Art History & Rhetoric