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Fall 2017 Friday Colloquium Series

Fridays | 10:30am-noon | SGIS GA 3067

September 29

“Establishing the Link between Representative Bureaucracy and Performance: The South African Case”
See abstract here

Sergio Fernandez
Associate Professor,
School of Public and Environmental Affairs

October 6

Fall Break

October 13

“Negotiating Beauty, Ugliness, and Authenticity: Evidence of Repair and Transformation in Collections of Sowei Masks”
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Kristin Otto
Ph.D. Candidate,
Anthropology

October 20

“The Role of Pelepele Cultural Group in the Resuscitation of Arts and Culture in Swaziland: From 2003 to 2017
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Betty Dlamini
Senior Lecturer,
African Studies Program

October 27

"Patenting Hoodia: Difference, Materiality, and Belonging in South Africa"
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Laura Foster
Assistant Professor,
Gender Studies

November 3

“An Innocent Amusement: Marginality, Spirit Possession and the Moral Community in Colonial Aden“
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Scott Reese
Associate Professor of History, Northern Arizona University

November 10

“Imagining India in Ghana and Nigeria, 1940s-Present Times”

David. K. Amponsah
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies,
University of Missouri-Columbia

November 17

No Colloquium

November 24

Thanksgiving Break

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View past colloquia: Fall 2016, Spring 2017