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Tuesday Noon Talk Series, Fall 2014
Woodburn Hall 218, Noon-1:00pm

October 7

“The Ebola Outbreak in Liberia: From on-the-ground Health Care Worker Experiences to Liberian Diaspora Relief Efforts”

Verlon Stone, Liberian Collections/African Studies Collection, IU Libraries & M. Aaron Sayegh, School of Public Health

October 14 “Of Prizes, Protests, and Repression: Understanding the Local Politics of Natural Resource Extraction”

Jessica Steinberg, International Studies Department

October 21 “Domestic Servants in Mali: Informal Trade and the Education of Girls”

A’ame Kone, Department of Comparative and International Education, School of Education

October 28

“An Investigation of Market Discourse in Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market”

Sarah Monson, Department of Anthropology

November 4 “African Occasional Textiles: Vernacular Landscapes of Development”

Catherine Bishop, Departments of Anthropology & Geography

November 11 “From Black to Brown: Afronormativity, Diaspora, and Race in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

Jordache Ellapen, American Studies Department

Tuesday Noon Talk Series, Spring 2014
Woodburn Hall 218, Noon-1:00pm

February 18

"‘More by accident than by plan’: Building and Decolonizing Leprosy Control at
Kumi Hospital, Uganda, 1930-1994”

Kathleen Vongsathorn, Visiting Scholar, Collins LLC

February 25 “The Catholic Church and Rural Empowerment in Tanzania”

John Kamwendo, St. Pius X Parish, Indianapolis

March 4 "Distributed Generation: New Means of Increasing Electricity Access in Africa"

Jennifer Brass, SPEA

March 11

“Factors Perceived to Influence Intention to Support Mothers to Exclusively Breastfeed: A Perspective of Health Professionals in Nairobi, Kenya”

Susan Nyawade, Public Health

March 18 Spring Break - No Noon Talk


March 25 “Mobile Phones for Social and Financial Connectivity among Market Traders in North-West Cameroon”

Sanna Tawah, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

April 1

“1956: Louis Armstrong meets Ghana”

Landon Jones, African Studies

April 8

“Structuring Diasporas: West Africans in the Benelux Countries”

Thomas Leonard, SPEA & West European Studies    

April 15 “Ndank, ndank mooy jàpp golo ci ñaay: A tale of two American-African partnerships”

Candice Grant, Education

April 22 “U.S. Aid Policy to Kenya: Exploring the Impact on NGO Service Provision Throughout the Global 'War on Terror'”

Samantha Ball,

African Studies

Tuesday Noon Talk Series, Fall 2013
Woodburn Hall 218, Noon-1:00pm

October 1

Voices of Change: Seven Years of Theatre for Development in Nairobi, Kenya

Reynolds Whalen, African Studies

October 8 From Access to Success: State, Policy and Youth Peer Culture at the University of Malawi

Norihide Furakawa, Anthropology

October 15 Territory, Nation, Democracy: Being South African Post-Apartheid.

Carolyn Holmes, Political Science

October 22 Politics and Chieftaincy in Dagbon: Unholy Marriage of Convenience"

Ziblim Iddi, University of Ghana

October 29 From Revolution to Reform: Understanding the 1980 Regime in Zimbabwe

Vasabjit Banerjee, Indiana University & University of Pretoria

November 5 Songs of Encampment: Negotiating Restrictions on the Ownership of Land and Cattle through Song and Dance Practices in the Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Oliver Shao, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

November 12 Saint Louis of Senegal: Common Heritage, Multiple Identities

Cheikh Lo, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

November 19 Photographing Absence: Representing Childhood and Modernity in Images of Africa

Rudo Mudiwa, Communication and Culture

Tuesday Noon Talk Series, Spring 2013
Woodburn Hall 218, Noon-1:00pm

January 29

Maize and the Making of Food Insecurity in Ghana: A Long-Term View from Archeology Amanda Logan, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Studies

February 5

Bread and Freedom: Democracy and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Kirk Harris, Political Science

February 12

Ivorian Immigrant Performance in a Globalized World Daniel Reed, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

February 19

The Second Hand Clothing Trade in Kumasi, Ghana Gracia Clark, Anthropology

February 26

Establishing a Digital Scanning Center with Liberian National Archives: Digitizing Land Records Verlon Stone and Megan MacDonald, Liberian Collections Project

March 5


March 12

Spring Break – No Noon Talk

March 19

When Pedagogies Collide: Dogon Women's Pottery Associations and Bamako's Institut National des Arts Jessica Hurd, Art History

March 26

Poetry Reading and Discussion Assefa Dibaba, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

April 2

'Haba na Haba: Step by Step, We Reach the Goal’ – The Making of a Documentary Logan “Reynolds” Whalen, African Studies

April 9

The Politics and Policy of Decentralization in Mali Elizabeth Pollard, SPEA and African Studies

April 16

The New Toyi-Toyi: a Southern African Women’s dance on paper: Six Women Writers’ response to the 'Inyandzaleyo' Cry for help Betty Dlamini, African Studies

Monday Noon Talk Series, Fall 2012
Woodburn Hall 218, Noon-1:00pm

September 24

State of an Art: Traditional Wall Painting in Contemporary Northern Ghana Brittany Sheldon, Art History
October 1

Youth Portrayals of Coloured Identity and Reactions in South Africa

Fileve Palmer, Anthropology
October 8

Exogenous and Endogenous Factors in the Origins and Course of the Liberian Civil War

David Brown, Overseas Development Institute, London
October 15

The University of Liberia Health and Life Sciences Project

Charles Reafsnyder, IU Office of International Affairs
October 22

Revisiting Indigenous Genres and Foreign Labels: The example of Akan 'EbE' (Proverb) and ‘Abebuo’ (Proverb Quotation)

David Adu-Amankwah, African Studies
October 29

Who decides what democracy looks like?: decontextualizing the Arab Spring

Lewis Addison Bradford, Anthropology
November 5

Patterns of History, Patterns of Musical Construction: The Dagara Gyil of Ghana and the Mande Bala of Mali.

Bernard Woma, African Studies & Ethnomusicology
November 12

"Now I will Tell you Something that Will Come as a Surprise": Reproduction in the context of Disease

Julie Johnson-Searcy, Anthropology & Communication and Culture

Spring 2012

January 31 Supporting Small Business Initiatives in Ghana Emmanuel Akorli and David Ketchum (Mission Resource International)
Mr. Akorli and Mr. Ketchum are participants in the MBA Global Business and Social Entrepreneurship program-Ghana, IU Kelley School of Business.
February 7 Symbolic Cloth in Dogon Contemporary ArtJessica Hurd (Art History)
February 14 African Women’s Political Leadership: A Case Study of MaliAmadou Beidy Sow (African Studies)
February 21 Teaching Cultural and Historical Topics Using Songs and Dance: A Case of SwazilandBetty Dlamini (African Studies)
February 28 Education vs. Schooling in Tanzania.Justin Wild (Public Affairs and African Studies)
March 6 Archiving Africa outside the ContinentSarah Keil (Library and Information Science and African Studies)
March 13 NO TALKSpring Break
March 20 Discourses on African Literature and Postcolonial CriticismMuhammed al-Munir Gibrill (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)
March 27 The Malian Family Law Controversy: A Critical Sociocultural AnalysisAbdoul Diakite (African Studies)
April 3 Shopping for a 'World-Class City': Soweto's Maponya Mall and the Politics of ConsumptionCasey Bushman (African Studies)
April 10 Performances of Self among Contemporary Johannesburg YouthSteffan Horowitz (African Studies)
April 17 Fighting for New Nations? A Research Agenda for the 1979 Tanzania/Uganda WarMichelle Moyd (Department of History)


Fall 2011

October 4Bangime, A Secret Language Revealed Abbie Hantgan (Linguistics)
October 11African Workers and Industrial Citizenship in South Africa, 1973-1979Alex Lichtenstein (History)
October 18Cahier de route / Road JournalDjibril Sy (visiting photojournalist from Senegal)
October 25Photojournalism in the Transitional Period of KenyaJacob Otieno (visiting photojournalist from Kenya)
November 1Environments and Early Hominid Subsistence Activities at Olduvai GorgeJackson Njau (Geology)
November 8I Sit and I Stand: Women’s Market Work in MauritaniaKatherine Wiley (Anthropology)
November 15Combating Indifference in the Metropole: Great Britain’s ‘Colonial Weeks’ of 1949.Fred Pratt (History)


Spring 2011

February 15Apprenticeship in Malian Wasulu Hunters’ Music Cullen Strawn (Ethnomusicology)
February 22The Conservation and Utilization of Coastal Wetlands in Ghana”Francis Gbogbo (Exchange Scholar, University of Ghana, Legon)
March 1Fear Not: Public Danger, Public Safety, and the Culture of Driving in Late-Colonial GhanaJennifer Hart (History)
March 8African Consumption, Slave Trading and the Creation of Oceanic Zones of Exchange, 1650s-1850sPedro Machado (History)
March 29The Elision of Local Names in the Study of African EpicsAdrien Pouille (Comparative Literature)
April 5Africans Organizing in America: The Story of the Alliance for Progressive Africa and How They Want to Change Cincinnati, OhioJulie Rawe (African Studies)
April 12Postage Stamps in Somalia 1960-1980: Findings from a Unique Form of Material CultureHeather Akou (Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design)
April 19Linguistic Documentation of Nubian Languages in SudanKhaleel Ismail (Dalanj University, Sudan)


Fall 2010

September 28 Modalities of Literacy and Non-formal Interventions in West African Madrasas and Koranic Schools Ousmane Gueye, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
October 5 Peripheries of the Jewish Diaspora: Establishing Heritage and Identity amongst West African JewriesJanice Levi, African Studies
October 12 Surrogates for Government? NGOs and the State in Kenya Jennifer Brass, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
October 10 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about HIV/AIDS among Sudanese and Bantu Somali ImmigrantsShinga Feresu, Public Health
October 26 Music Performance, Cultural Ideologies and African Descent: Findings from Afro-BrazilColleen Haas, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
November 2 Simplifying but Becoming More Complex: Colloquial Bambara vs. the Urban Standard in Bamako, Mali Christopher Green, Linguistics
November 9 HIV/AIDS and Risk Reduction: Understanding the Cultural Contexts of Women's Vulnerabilities in Western KenyaElizabeth Pfeiffer, Anthropology


Spring 2010

October 21 Geographic Thinking: Édouard Glissant, Philosopher. Patrice Nganang (SUNY, Stony Brook)
October 28 Cosmopolitan Disconnect: Fanon, Xenophobia and Post-Apartheid Political Culture.Harry Garuba (African Studies & English, UCT)
November 4 Anachronism and Primitivism: Timeliness, Abstraction and the Cultural Politics of Form in Aimé Césaire and Wifredo Lam. Natalie Melas (Comparative Literature, Cornell)
November 11 Lessons from Bolano-Land: The Death of the Postcolonial, The Ugly Birth of the Transnational.Grant Farred (English & Africana Studies, Cornell)
December 2 The Morality of Ritual in Soyinka’s Drama.Abiola Irele (African and African American Studies, Harvard University)


Fall 2009

October 6 Dialogic Processes in Asante: Sister Abena Resolves Conflict with Narrative Beverly Stoeltje, Anthropology.
October 13The Disabled Child in African Cinema: La petite vendeuse de soleil (The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun) Abdou Yaro, African Studies.
October 20Why I Wrote About A Bird Dance & Why It Was So Hard For MePatrick McNaughton, Art History.
October 27"Wrapped in Power: The Socio-Religious Value of Ritual Wrapping in Dogon Artistic Traditions Jessica Hurd, Art History.
November 3Travels with Mae: Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood Eileen Julien, Comparative Literature / French / African American and African Diaspora Studies.
November 10 The Experience of Writing in Africa Today : A Personal ItineraryFemi Osofisan, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


Spring 2009

February 3 The regulation of the private security sector in Africa Sabelo Gumedze, Abo Akademi University, Finland and Institute of International Security, South Africa
February 10 African literature - From the oral tradition to the current trends Djeneba Traore, African Studies, Fulbright Scholar (Mali)
February 17 Kumasi Muslims talk for the Web Gracia Clark, Anthropology, IU
February 24 Subversions and identity reclamation: Swazi women in song Betty Dlamini, African Studies, IU
March 3 Voices from the graves: Words of wisdom and caution from the departed Samuel Obeng, African Studies and Linguistics, IU
March 10 Musical inculturation and theological transformation: The construction of Black nationalism in South African choral music tradition Austin Okigbo, Ethnomusicology, IU
March 24 Issues of Leadership and governance in the novels of Chinua Achebe Kishor Kumar das, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi, India
March 31 The Afro-Arab intersection in the African novel Nana Aba Bentil-Mawusi, African Studies, Exchange Scholar (Ghana)
April 7 Musical translations among Ivorian immigrant performers in the US Daniel Reed, Ethnomusicology, IU
April 14 Dance, sexuality, and Christian praise among Presbyterian women in southern Malawi Clara Henderson, Ethnomusicology, IU
April 21 'All die be die?': A lesson for HIV/AIDS research and intervention in Ghana Emmanuel Asampong, African Studies, Exchange Scholar (Ghana)


Fall 2008

September 23 The IUB-African Studies Collection in the 21st Century - Resources, Services, and other News Marion Frank-Wilson, Africana Library, IU
September 30 The Plague of Pebbles/Stones: The River Goddess, the Stool, and Re-Writing Adawso-Akuapem History Ebenzer Ayesu, History, IU
October 7 Language and literacy issues in Rwanda: A case study Beth Samuelson, School of Eduction, IU
October 14 The importance of speaking mother-tongue languages while conducting fieldwork Abbie Hantgan, Linguistics, IU
October 21 Capacity building of competition? The role of African virtual university in African higher education Atieno Adala, School of Education, IU
October 28 Building an Askari way of way: African soldiers and military training in German East Africa Michelle Moyd, History, IU
November 4 'Aseresem' or 'Nsenkwaa' or none of the above: An ethnographic contribution to the terminology debate regarding an Akan speech genre David Adu-Amankwah, African Studies, IU
November 11 Praise Names in Dagbon, Northern Ghana Abdulai Salifu, Folklore, IU
November 18 Linking farmers to markets: A case study from Senegal Roos Willems, VECO Senegal


Spring 2008

February 19 "Stopping Genocide in Darfur" John Prendergast - Co-Founder of the "Enough Campaign", a joint initiative of the International Crisis Group and the Center for American Progress.
February 26 Understanding the Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: Connections between Information Access and National Development.Summer Tritt (IU-SLIS)
March 4 Ghanaian Political Criticism through Hip-Life: Textuality, Contextuality,and IntertextualitySamuel Obeng, African Studies, Linguistics
March 24 Education in AfricaPaul Zeleza, University of Illinois, Chicago
March 25 Assemblilng a Livelihood from Regional OptionsGracia Clark
April 1 Linguistic Features of Oral History of the Dagomba: Planned Discourse, and the Differences Between Speech and WritingTristan Purvis, Linguistics Department,
April 8 Selecting Digital Equipment for Field Work: Video, Photo and AudioVerlon Stone, Indiana University Liberia Collections
April 15 Childcraft: The Biopolitics of Human Capital and National Development in SenegalKathryn McHarry, University of Chicago
April 21 TBAAdewale Maja-Pearce, writer/publisher (Nigeria)


Fall 2007

September 18 Contemporary Zulu Ceramics: Kusempondo zankomo kuze kube Ukucwebezela (From the early hours until the shining) Elizabeth Perrill, Art History
September 25 Research on HIV-Related Mental Health in Kenya: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations'Michael Reece, HPER
October 2 Legislating Race and Marriage in German Südwest Afrika'Kate Schroeder, Library
October 9 Traders Talk: A Collaborative WorkshopGracia Clark, Anthropology
October 16 mpowering Women? Passing Domestic Violence Legislation in GhanaTakyiwaa Manuh, African Studies, University of Ghana
October 30 The Power is in the Pot: Exploring Themes Addressed in Dogon Artist Amahinguere Dolo's Recent Installation, "Les Ceramiques"Jessica Hurd, African Art History
November 6Ruth Stone, Folklore/Ethnomusicology, and Verlon Stone, , Liberia Collections War, Wealth and Music in Liberia: The Dynamics of Digital Research Processes
November 20 Development IssuesStephen Ndegwa, World Bank
November 27 'The HIV Epidemic in NigeriaLaura Arntson, Senior Global Health Specialist, US-AID Nigeria
December 4 Curriculum for Community Integration for Children with Developmental Disabilities in TanzaniaAngela Stone-MacDonald, Education


Spring 2007

February 6 Qualitative Research and the Human Subjects Review Process Cybil Cole and Peter Finn, Human Subjects Review Committee
February 13 South Africa in Africa: Hegemon, Partner, or Just Another Kid on the Block?Prof. Maxi Schoeman, Political Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
February 20 Kunfè Ko: Uncertainty in Malian Wasulu Hunters’ Music Performance and HuntingCullen Strawn, Folklore/Ethnomusicology
February 27 ’It is no longer the same thing’: Burkinabe Repatriation to Burkina Faso Following Conflict in Cote d’Ivoire.Kathryn Boswell, Anthropology
March 6 African Atlantic Migrations after the Slave Trade: The Case of Gabon, ca: 1860-1914Jeremy Rich, Middle Tennessee State University, History
March 20 Forests are for Whom? Dissecting Conflicting Interests in UgandaBryn Bakoyema, Anthropology
March 27 Pleading for Clemency through Poetry: Discursive Issues in the 1906 Poll Tax RebellionMuziwandile Moses Hadebe, History
April 3 Performing Zimbabwean in North America: An Ethnography of Mbira and Marimba Performance Practice in the United StatesSheasby Matiure, Folklore/Ethnomusicology


Fall 2006

September 19 Amos Sawyer, IU Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
September 26 Christine Mathenge, IU Geography Dept.
October 3 Negotiating Nationalism: Performance, Power and Representation in the Ghana Dance EnsemblePaul Schauert, IU Folklore/Ethnomusicology
October 10 Qererto and Fukkera: Two Favourite Poetic Forms for the Rural People in EthiopiaGetie Gelaye, African Literature, Hamburg University
October 17 Nathan Plageman, IU History Dept.
October 24 Social Activiism in South African Religious Choral Music: A Historical and Cultural AnalysisAustin Okigbo, IU Folklore/Ethnomusicology
October 31 Craig White, IU History Dept.
November 7 David Goodman, IU History Dept.
November 14 Khalfan Mohammed, IU Political Science Dept.
November 21 Liz McMahon, University of Illinois, History Dept.
November 28 Shifts in the Landscape: South African Media After ApartheidHerman Wassermann (visiting Fulbright scholar), Journalism, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


Spring 2006

February 14 The Historical, Cultural, and Linguistic Linkages Between Yorubas of West Africa, and Ancient Egyptians Abdul Salau, Visiting Scholar
February 21 The State of Human Rights and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Governance in Nigeria 's Fourth Republic: An overviewMahmoud Lawan, Visiting Scholar
February 28 How They See It: Politics in VideofilmsAkin Adesokan, Comparative Literature
March 7 Pamela Jagger, Political Science Department/SPEA
March 21 Matatus in Nairobi: Aesthetic Strategies in ActionKitty Johnson, IU Art History Department
March 28 -Learning and the African Virtual UniversityAtieno Adala, IU, School of Education
April 4 Semba is Our Flag: Music in Postcolonial AngolaMarissa Moorman, IU History Department
April 11 rchdemon or Archdeacon of Kavirondo? Walter Edwin Owen of the Church Missionary Society in Kenya, 1918-1945Hannington Ochwada, IU History Department
April 18 Islam in Early 20th Century Gold Coast: the Origins of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Among Akan SpeakersJohn Hanson, IU History Department


Fall 2005

September 15 The Travels of Mungo Park Adapted for Children Elizabeth Johnson, IU Lilly Library
October 4 Cultural Commuters: African Employees in Late Colonial TanzaniaAndreas Eckert, University of Hamburg
October 11 Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities and Social SciencesDee Mortensen, IU Press
October 18 Ecology, History and the Northern Uganda Conflict: A PerspectiveCyprian Adupa, IU History Department
October 25 Forms of Poetry: The Amharic CoupletFekade Azeze, Department of Ethiopian Languages and Literature, Addis Ababa University - Visiting Fulbright Scholar
November 1 ocal Songs, Global Circuits: Berber Culture on a World StageJane Goodman, IU Communications and Culture


Spring 2005

February 15 'The Walkman' As a Hunger Beater: The Politics of Shaming and Blame During the 2001-2003 Food Shortage in Malawi. Linda Semu
February 22 Mediating Ethnic Conflict at the Grassroots in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. Lauren Morris MacClean
March 1 Riwruok e Teko: Cultivating Luo Identity in 20th Century East Africa Matthew Carotenuto
March 8 The Aetiology, Diagnosis and Management of Mental Disorders: The African Traditional Healer's Perspective. Samuel Atindanbile
March 22 Indices of Wisdom in Yoruba and English Poetry. Joseph Opefeyitimi
March 29 Constitutional Order and Patterns of Associational Life among The Yoruba of Nigeria. Kunle Oyerinde
April 5 Religion, A Factor of Deomcracy Strengthening: The Case of Mali. Paul Diakite
April 12 TBA Eileen Julien
April 19 Narrative and Culture in Swahili: The Case of the Oriental Seminar in Berlin. Jack D. Rollins
April 26 TBA Stephanic Santos


Fall 2004

September 28 Ruining the Country: The Aesthetics of Somali Dress, 1960-1991. Heather Akou, IU Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
October 5 The Heritage Project: Background and Future Plans.Chalmer Thompson, IU School of Education
October 12 The Search for a National Symbol: The Case of Liberia.Yekutiel Gershoni, Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, Israel
October 19 Ghana's Education Reform: Voices from the Field.Kwame Dwamena Dakwa, IU School of Education
October 26 The Path to Armed Conflict: The Case of Northern Uganda.Cyprian Adupa, IU School of History
November 2 The Church Missionary and Maps of Englishness: New Trades among Abaluyia and Joluo, 1900-1960.Hannington Ochwada, IU History
November 9 Beyond the Indian Diaspora: Bollywood in South Africa.Haseenah Ebrahim, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
November 16 Emerging Men and Composing Women: Masculinities and Highlife Music in Urban Gold Coast, Ghana, 1930-1970.Nathan Plageman, IU History


Spring 2004

January 20 The Influence of African American Religious Music Models on the Ghanaian Church. Alexander Agordoh University of Ghana, Legon
February 17 We are a People because we have Land: Gender, Identity and Survival in a Changing Matrilineal Malawi. Linda Semu Sociology Department
February 24 Ethnicity, Citizenship and Democracy in post-Mobutu Congo: The Case of the Banyamulenge. Osita Afoaku African Studies and SPEA
March 2 Teacher Responses to a New Bilingual Education Policy in Niger.Ibro Chekaraou School of Education
March 9 Sank) fa Site: Cape Coast and its Museums as Memorials.Ann Reed Anthropology
March 23 Constructing Sexuality: Schooling and Sex Education in Ghana.Angela Bratton Anthropology Department
March 30 Muslim Women's Associations in Urban Mali.Dorothea Schulz Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
April 6 The Church Missionary Society and 'Proper Marriage' among Abaluyia and Joluo in Colonial Kenya.Hannington Ochwada History
April 13 The Public, Private and Unseen: Civil Society Institutions on Pemba during the Protectorate Period.Elisabeth McMahon History Department


Fall 2003

September 16 What Lies Beneath? Truth, Reconciliation and the Media. Sonja Verwey Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
September 23 African Studies Publishing: Perspectives and Practical Advice from an Insider.Dee Mortensen Indiana University Press
September 30 Study of Dry-Habitat Chimpanzee Behavior in Western Uganda and its Implications for Human Evolution.Kevin Hunt Anthropology
October 7 There are Two Worlds Out There: Education Reform in South Africa.Nolutho Diko School of Education
October 14 Magical Realism in Africa and the Black World: A Question of Power.Theodore Bouabre Comparative Literature
October 21 Radio Talk Shows, Political Participation, and Democratization in Uganda.Peter Mwesige Journalism
November 4 Thirteen Years of Missionary Life in the South Sudan: Eleanor Vandevort's Nuer Field Notes. A Digital Library Project.Marion Frank-Wilson Library
November 11 Cultural Dimensions of Human Rights: An Igbo Case.Obioma Nnaemeka IUPUI
November 18 Echoes of Societal Norms in SeTswana Wedding Songs.Rosaleen Nhlekisana Folklore and Ethnomusicology


Spring 2003

January 21 The Language Question in Cameroon. George Echu, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
January 28 Beyond the Language Choice Debate: Leadership and Advocacy in Ghana's Education.Alexina Arthur, University of Ghana, Legon
February 4 Word Heads and New Dreads: The Scene of Spoken Poetry in Contemporary South Africa.Kgafela oa Magogodi, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
February 18 Corruption and Governance in Nigeria: Recent Developments.Alex Gboyega, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
February 25 Global Voices in Song: Using Technology for Oral Transmission of South African Music in Classrooms and Choirs.Mary Goetze, School of Music
March 4 Hypnotized by their Offices: Clerks, Social Conflict, and the Production of Colonial Knowledge in the Gabon Estuary, 1920-1945.Jeremy Rich, Cabrini College
March 11 Brokering Peace on the Horn: New Roles for NGOs in Africa.Emily Frank, Anthropology
March 25 Power and Ethnic Relations in Kaduna State of Nigeria.Toye Asabe, University of Jos, Nigeria
April 1 The Cultural Context of Economic Development in Ghana.Kodzo Gavua, University of Ghana, Legon
April 8 'New Agenda' for Russia-Africa Relations: From International Relations Theory to Journalism.Alexina Arthur, University of Ghana, Legon
April 15 Ghana's Educational Reforms: A Challenge for Excellence in Delivery of Quality Education for All.Kwame Dakwa, School of Education
April 22 Educational Reform in Nigerian Bilingual Pilot Schools.Ibro Chekaraou, School of Education


Fall 2002

September 10 Now South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Challenges the Modern Discipline of History and its Civics. David Thelen, IU History
September 17 Women in Senegalese Social and Political History: Perspectives from Life Histories.Babacar Fall University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
September 24 Elections in Emerging Democracies.Baffour Agyeman-Duah, Center for Democracy and Development, Accra, Ghana
October 1 A Visual Perspective on Pastoralist Festivals in Niger.Gaston Combasset, Independent Sociologist and Videographer
October 8 Stylistics, Voice, and Construction Choice in the Grammar of Gen (Togo/Benin).Marshall Lewis, West African Languages Institute
October 15 Body Politic: Transformation and Contestation in Mozambican Healing.Tracy Luedke, IU Anthropology
October 22 Land Tenure and Environmental Change in Zambia.Jon Unruh, CIPEC
October 29 The Politics of Institutional Change: Property Rights Transitions in Kenya's Maasailand.Esther Mwangi, IU SPEA
November 5 Beyond(?) the Western Norms: Towards a Postmodern Theory of a Stable African Democratic Practice.Olayinka Agbetuyi, IU Comparative Literature
November 12 Dan Ge Performance: Identity and Resistance in Contemporary Côte d'lvoire.Daniel Reed, IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology
November 19 The Language Situation in Zimbabwe: Making a Case for Computer-Assisted Language Learning.Juliet Thondlana, University of Zimbabwe