African Studies RFG Tag

Mhoze Chikowero  (History, UCSB) Thomas Mapfumo (Blacks Unlimited) Thursday, November 17, 2016 Book Launch: MultiCultural Center, 5:00-6:00 PM Blacks Unlimited Concert: Storke Plaza, 7:00-10:00 PM Mhoze Chikowero  is a historian of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. His book, African Music, Power and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe, documents...

Praise Zenenga (African Studies,University of Arizona) Tuesday, March 4 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This presentation focuses on strategies that popular theater artists used to survive dictatorship, censorship, and lack of sponsorship within the context of a sustained political and economic crisis (1998-2008) in post-independence...

Steven Feld (Anthropology and Music, University of New Mexico) (dir. Nii Yemo Nunu & Steven Feld, 2013) Wednesday, October 23 / 8:00 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 Drawing on their work with Accra's La Drivers Union, Nunu & Feld's film chronicles Ghana's intertwined histories of colonial-era lorry driving...

Katrina Daly-Thompson (Applied Linguistics, UCLA) Friday, April 26 / 12:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB This timely talk reflects on discourses of identity that pervade local talk and texts in Zimbabwe, a nation beset by political and economic crisis. As she explores questions of culture that...

Convener: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (History of Art and Architecture), ogbechie@arthistory.ucsb.edu The IHC African Studies Research Focus is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students with diverse research interests in African studies. Established in 1998, the group meets approximately two to three times a quarter to...

Farai "Fafi" Bere (a.k.a 3 Percent) Thursday, April 21 / 5:00 PM MultiCultural Center Lounge A Zimbabwean born academic and musician, Dr. Farai Bere focuses on what he calls Black performativity, the performance of Blackness as a political force and how Black performance can be said to embody...

Filip DeBoeck (Anthropology, University of Leuven) Thursday, March 31 / 5:00 PM Pollock Theater In Cemetery State, Filip DeBoeck invites us on a bewildering tour of the cemetery of Kintambo, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ...

Thursday, October 28 / 5:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This topic will be discussed by  Ann-elise Lewallen (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies) and Mhoze Chikowero (History, UCSB) The presenters will circulate individual papers beforehand (please email Mhoze Chikowero: chikowero@history.ucsb.edu or Peter Bloom: pbloom@mediandfilm.ucsb.edu for the...