ASW Event Schedule, Winter 2012

African Studies Workshop
University of Chicago
Winter 2012 Schedule
(All meetings are held at 5 p.m. in Wilder House, unless otherwise noted.)

January 10:
Brady Smith, PhD Student, Department of English, University of Chicago
Title: “Ecology, Economy, and the Contemporary African Novel”
Discussant: Matthew Knisley, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

February 7:
Nick Smith, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Title: “Silencing the Criminal Past: South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Post-Apartheid State Building”
Discussant: Mary Robertson, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

February 9*** (please note the special date, time, and location):
Co-Sponsored with the Ethnoise! Ethnomusicology Workshop
Kelly Askew, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Title: “‘Poetry in Motion’: Ethnography vs. Cinematography in a Swahili Music Documentary
***The event will be held in the Regenstein Library, seminar room 264, at 4:30 PM***

February 21:
***Special Event: Guest Lecture***
Nigel Gibson, Director of the Honors Program, Emerson College
Title: Thinking Fanon: Fifty Years Later

**Suggested Event: Sawyer Seminar: Understanding Sexual Violence in Conflict: Gendered Dynamics of Victimization (regional focus on Great Lakes region)**
March 1: Keynote by Dr. Elisabeth Wood
Franke Institute Joseph Regenstein Library  S-118, 4:30-6:00, reception to follow
March 2: Working conference, Classics 110, 8:30-5:00
Presentations by Dr. Elisabeth Wood (Yale University), Dr. Dara Cohen (University of Minnesota), Jocelyn Kelly MS (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative), and a student panel (Mackenzie Israel-Trummel, Jonathan Shaw, and Amanda Blair)

March 6:
Mark Geraghty, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Title: Gacaca, Jenicide
Discussant: Nusrat Chowdhury, Visiting Lecturer, Northwestern University