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OCT
18
Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Jean Allman - ASA Presidential Lecture
Date:
Thursday, 18 Oct 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Rm 201 International Center
Event Details:

Topic: "#HerskovitsMustFall? A Meditation on Whiteness, African Studies, and the Unfinished Business of 1968."

About the Speaker:

Jean Allman is Professor of African and African American Studies and directs the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on West African history. She is the author/co-author of The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana, "I Will Not Eat Stone": A Women's History of Colonial Asante, and Tongnaab: The History of a West African God, and has edited several collections, including Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress.  Allman co-edited the Journal of Women's History for six years and is series co-editor of New African Histories at Ohio University Press. She is currently the president of the African Studies Association (USA) and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.