Category: African Studies

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 […]

“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 […]

Film Showing: “The Supreme Price”

[ February 18, 2015; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free & open to the public

The Supreme Price, directed and produced by Joanna Lipper, is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father’s victory in Nigeria’s presidential […]

Yvonne Braun lecture: “Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Organizing in Southern Africa”

[ November 17, 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_20237" align="alignright" width="147"] Yvonne Braun[/caption]

Browsing Rm, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Fall African Studies Lecture Series: Women and Gender in Africa
“Networking for Women’s Rights: Transnational Organizing in Southern Africa”

Dr. Braun is an associate professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies at the University of Oregon. She also serves as the […]

Beverly Stoeltje lecture: “Queen Mothers in Contemporary Asante in Ghana: Authority or Decorative Symbol?”

[ October 15, 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
Fall African Studies Lecture Series: Women and Gender in Africa
Dr. Stoeltje is Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Over her long career, she has researched and published on topics such as performance, ritual, nationalism, gender, and anthropology of law. Geographically her research focuses […]