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Wed 12:00 PM

PAS Research Cluster Meeting: Avant-Garde Africa

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When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, conference room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This year, the Program of African Studies has formed three interdisciplinary research clusters: Avant-Garde Africa, Health & Healing, and Security & Development. Research clusters are composed of Northwestern faculty and graduate students whose research focuses on the cluster theme. While they form the base of the cluster, other Northwestern and community members are welcome to attend cluster discussions and events.

In this first Avant-Garde Africa research cluster meeting, attendees will discuss themes and ideas that the group is keen to pursue, suggest speakers/programming for winter and spring quarters, and discuss the possibility of applying for relevant grants.

Avant-Garde Africa research cluster is focused on enhancing PAS’s role as an international hub for African writing, visual arts, and performance by drawing attention to emergent literary and artistic trends in Africa and its Diasporas. The humanities broadly conceived offer exciting responses to problems and opportunities on the continent and foreground new issues that preoccupy African artists (e.g. human rights, migration, environmental justice, gender and sexuality).

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