ASW Schedule Winter & Spring 2020

Jan 14th Katie Hickerson
Instructor of Modern African History

“Sovereignty for Hire: Histories of Slavery, Imperial Formations, and the Seligman’s Divine Kingship”

Discussant: Kathryn Takabvirwa (Assistant Professor, Anthropology)

Feb 11th Distinguished Lecture

Jean Allman
Professor of African and African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Location: Franke Institute of the Humanities

Feb 25th Gregory Valdespino
PhD Student in History

“‘The Cité is Yours, but Keep it Clean’: Suburban Homes, Middle-Class Dreams, and Modernization in Postwar Senegal, 1945-1965″

Discussant: TBA

Mar 10th MAPSS and Early Student Presenters
Apr 7th Johanna Oh
PhD Student in Sociology

“Wealth Acquisition and Marital Quality among Young Couples in Malawi”

Discussant: TBA

Apr 21rd Geoffrey Traugh
Harper-Schmidt Fellow

“Agrarianism against Empire: The Reinvention of Modernization in British Central Africa, 1953-64.”

Discussant: TBA

May 5th Distinguished Lecture

Maya Angela Smith
Assistant Professor of French, Division of French and Italian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle

Franke Institute of the Humanities
May 19st Natacha Nsabimana
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

“Nowhere else We could have fled:” On Nationalism and Political Exile”

Discussant: TBA

Jun 2th Matthew Knisley
PhD Candidate in Anthropology

Discussant: TBA

All events will be held at 5:30 PM at Foster Hall Room 107 unless otherwise indicated. 

If you have questions about the workshop or need assistance in order to attend or access materials, please refer to the ASW Canvas site or email

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