Academic Year 2020-21:
October 21, 2020, **4:30pm**

“The Archive of False Prophets: Delusional Worldmaking in a West African Psychiatric Hospital”

Nana Osei Quarshie
Assistant Professor of History, Yale University

co-sponsored by Medicine and its Objects

October 27, 2020, 5:30pm

not all realisms: Photograpy in Africa in the Long 1960s”

Leslie Wilson
Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Smart Museum of Art

Discussant: Gregory Valdespino, PhD Candidate in History

November 10, 2020, **11:15am**

“Remembering Gukurahundi in Johannesburg: Migration Trajectories and Memory in Music”

Duduzile Ndlovu
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand

December 1, 2020, 5:30pm

“Unexpected Callings: The Rediscovery of Ancestral Spiritualities among Queer Zimbabweans”

Raffaella Taylor-Seymour
PhD Student in Anthropology and Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Tadiwa Madenga

January 12, 2021, 5:30pm

“‘The Natives Must Feel at Home:’ Plague, Homes, and State Responsibilities in Colonial Senegal, 1914-1921”

Gregory Valdespino
PhD Candidate in History

Discussant: Emily Webster, PhD Candidate in History

January 26, 2021, 5:30pm

“The Political Vision of Intermediary Intelligentsia: Political Innovation in the Early African Nationalist Movement, 1860-1900”

Jonathan Schoots
PhD Student in Sociology

Discussant: Gregory Valdespino, PhD Candidate in History

February 16, 2021, 5:30pm

“Landscape and Settlement Histories in the Sandawe Homeland”

Matthew Knisley
PhD Student in Anthropology

Discussant: Estefania Vidal Montero, PhD Candidate in Anthropology

March 9, 2021, 5:30pm

“Post-Oil Futures, Spatial Enclosures, and the Politics of Disruption in Central Sudan”

Dr. Nisrin Elamin
Assistant Professor of International Studies, Bryn Mawr College

April 13, 2021, 5:30pm Dr. Ibrahima Thiaw
May 4, 2021, 5:30pm David Boze

All events will be held on Zoom. The meeting link will be circulated via the ASW listserv (click here to subscribe). For more information, please contact the ASW student coordinator, David Boze, at dboze(at)