The 2016-2017 Monthly African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series

Fall Semester

All fall events are public and take place on a Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall (“PA” on the map of Carleton,

September 28: Duncan Scott, PhD candidate, Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)

Title: “The end of relational justice? ‘Ubuntu capitalism’ and the rhetoric of reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa”

November 2: Wangui Kimari, PhD candidate, Anthropology, York University

Title: The Story of a Pump: Life, Death and Afterlives within an Urban Planning of ‘Divide and Rule in Nairobi, Kenya'”

December 7: Dr. Jenny Doubt, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford and Co-Investigator, UNICEF Innocenti Research Office.

Title: ‘Putting the Cart before the Horse? Negotiating tensions between the need for “evidence” and the demand for parenting programmes to reduce violence against children in Africa’

Winter Semester

All winter events are public and take place on a Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the English Lounge, 1811 Dunton Tower (“DT” on the map of Carleton,

January 25: Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward, Asst. Professor, Africana Studies and Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Title: “Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo”

March 1: Dr. David Black, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Development Studies and Chair, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University

Title: “Canada and Africa: the roots and repercussions of consistent inconsistency”

March 22: Dr. Kamari Clarke, Assoc. Professor of Global and International Studies

Title: “African Withdrawals from the International Criminal Court: The Affective Politics of Refusal”