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Textual and Visual Landscapes of Decolonization across (Portuguese) India and Southern Africa

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Critical Theory

Co-Sponsor: Program of African Studies
Anthropology Department
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of German

Category: Academic


Drawing on her forthcoming book (Bloomsbury 2018), Pamila Gupta offers a conceptual frame for rethinking decolonization processes across Portuguese India and Southern Africa. She then examines a case study--turning to photography, prose and ethnography (or the visual, lyrical, and visceral)--to elaborate on this framework by thinking about colonialism's fallout as one of dispossession that connects Angola, South Africa, and Mozambique through the materiality and experience(s) of the transfer of power.

Pamila Gupta holds a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from Columbia University, and her work explores Lusophone (post)colonial links and legacies in India and Africa. Here is a link to her institutional bio, should you be interested in learning more about her work, including her forthcoming book entitled Portuguese Decolonization in the Indian Ocean World: History and Ethnography:


This event is co-sponsored by: Critical Theory Cluster, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of German, Comparative Literary Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Program in African Studies, and Andrew W. Mellon Grant, Critical Theory in the Global South. 

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