Category: Gender in Africa

CSWS Research Matters Winter 2017: Kemi Balogun’s book project on beauty diplomacy in Nigeria

2017, Winter: CSWS Research Matters
“Beauty Diplomacy: Culture, Markets, and Politics in the Nigerian Beauty Pageant Industry,” by Oluwakemi M. “Kemi” Balogun, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology
Kemi Balogun writes about her book project, in which she compares the production, symbolism, and political controversies surrounding four pageants to show […]

“Gender, Sexuality, and Leisure in Africa” Symposium

[ February 24, 2017; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

The symposium will bring together a group of multi-disciplinary scholars who work on different regions of Africa to present works-in-progress for an edited volume focused on issues of leisure and expressive culture in the everyday lives of women and men in Africa and the Diaspora. The symposium will consist of […]

CSWS faculty affiliate Kemi Balogun awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship

Kemi Balogun
February 10, 2016—Kemi Balogun has received a six-month 2016 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WW). She will join the sixteenth cohort of Career Enhancement Fellows. Dr. Balogun is an assistant professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology at the University of Oregon. […]

“Rites vs. Rights: Female Genital Cutting in Sub-Saharan Africa,” a lecture by Angela Montague

[ April 11, 2016; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Dr. Angela Montague, University of Oregon, “Rites vs. Rights: Female Genital Cutting in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Dr. Montague is a postdoctoral teaching fellow, UO Department of Anthropology, and an adjunct instructor, Department of International Studies. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Gender in Africa […]

The Ancient and The Modern: Customary and Civil Marriage & Family Law in Gabon

[ May 3, 2016; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Dr. Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Department of History, University of California-Davis, “The Ancient and The Modern Customary and Civil Marriage & Family Law in Gabon”

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Gender in Africa and the African Diaspora Research Interest Group and the African Studies […]

“Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS,” a lecture by Sanyu Mojola

[ May 12, 2016; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_23398" align="alignright" width="100"] Sanyu Mojola[/caption]

Knight Library
Studio A
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

A lecture sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Gender in Africa and the African Diaspora Research Interest Group. Sanyu A. Mojola is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author […]