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Emerging Voices in Black History (5pm Doha Time)

When: Thursday, February 25, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Hatim Rachdi  

Group: African Students Association NU-Q

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


(5pm Doha Time)


In celebration of Black History Month, please join The African Students Association at NU-Q for a discussion with emerging Black scholars on the significance of researching African history, the challenges that come with being Black in Western academia and ways to move beyond tokenistic representation. This event is particularly important for students who are interested in or are wishing to study African history. This will be an opportunity to network and gain advice from young emerging scholars in the field. The event will be moderated by Cindy Gikundiro, a Journalism student at Northwestern Qatar.

About the speakers: 

Iman Mohamed is a JD Candidate at Harvard Law School and PhD Candidate in History at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She graduated from Georgetown University in Qatar in 2017 with a bachelor in International History. Her research interests include Somali customary law, Italian colonialism, early 20th century Somalia Italiana, legal pluralism, Shari'a, and oral history. 

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Northwestern University. Educated at Sierra Leone's Fourah Bay College, he holds a BA in history and sociology, and a diploma in African Studies. Before coming to Northwestern, he worked extensively in West Africa as a journalist, political activist, and writer. Bah is the author of The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Corporate Gangsters, Multinationals, and Rogue Politicians (2015), and Neocolonialism in West Africa: A Collections of Articles and Essays (2014), and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Africanist Press, a media agency and investigative journalism project focusing on democracy and free speech in Africa. His current research focuses on the history of medicine and medical experimentation in colonial West Africa.

Lamin Keita is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. He regional specialization is in Africa and his interests include Comparative Politics of Violent Conflict of Africa, Terrorism, International Security, Democratization, Social Movements, and Human Rights and Law. He is currently researching the local politics of radicalization in West Africa. 

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