Jean Paul Bourdier


Professor Bourdier is the co-author of African Spaces and Drawn from African Dwellings. Production designer and co-director of seven films directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha. Painting exhibitions and photographs of ephemeral sculptures and body art widely exhibited nationally, winning fourteen national and international competitions. Awards include Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, NEA Graham, UC President's Humanities, and Getty. Practice: see his slides (in Architecture Visual Resources Library). Teaches design studios and seminars on topics ranging from vernacular...

Abdourahmane Seck

Center for African Studies

Dr. Abdourahmane Seck is an anthropologist and historian based in the Faculty of Civilizations, Religions, Arts and Communication University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, where he teaches at the Centre for the Study of Religions. Dr. Seck is the author of several works on Islam and the south-south migration.

Samba Kane


Fall 2022 African Film Festival at the PFA

August 23, 2022

African Film Festival

September 7–October 29, 2022

After two years of pandemic-related cancellations or virtual screenings, we are proud to welcome the African Film Festival (AFF) back to BAMPFA. More information is here:

Lisa Wymore

Associate Professor and Chair
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Martha Wilfahrt

Associate Professor
Political Science

Michael Watts

Professor Emeritus

Amara Tabor-Smith

Continuing Lecturer
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies