2022-2023 Knowing Africa Seminar Series lineup

October 12, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EDT)

Topic: “Land dispossession in the post apartheid city”

Zachary Levenson (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Thembela Kepe (Professor & Chair, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough)
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October 19, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EDT)

Topic: Book Launch
Book 1 – New Leaders, New Dawns? & Mugabe’s Legacy
Book 2 – Mugabe’s Legacy Coups, Conspiracies, and the Conceits of Power in Zimbabwe

Shireen Hassim, Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics; Carleton University
Ruth Murambadoro, Centre for Feminist Research, York University
Brian Raftopoulos, Zimbabwean scholar and commentator, Author at African Arguments | Director of Research, Solidarity Peace Trust and Research Associate, University of Cape Town

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November 23, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EDT)

Topic: “A Man among other Men: The crisis of Black Masculinity in racial capitalism”

Professor Jordanna Matlon (Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC)
Professor Kopano Ratele (Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa)
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December 7, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EDT)

Topic: “Elite Capture: How the Powerful took over identity politics (and everything else)” POSTPONED

Professor Olufemi O. Taiwo (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University)
Professor Sean Jacobs (Associate professor of international affairs at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School)
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