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African Studies at Oregon

The African Studies Program encourages teaching and scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the wider African diaspora. The program offers a minor, develops courses related to Africa, promotes study-abroad programs and internships, raises funds to expand African Studies resources, and organizes campus and local community events pertaining to Africa. In addition, the program supports faculty and student research on Africa and facilitates dissemination of research through the African Studies Lecture Series, for faculty and guest presentations, and the Acacia Seminars, for presentations of student research and experiences.


African Studies Lecture Series AY 2016-17

All talks will be held in the Knight Library Browsing Room, from 12:00-1:15pm on the date listed.


Theme: Modern Social and Cultural Formations

Wednesday, April 19th

Dr. Dawne Y. Curry (History & Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska at Lincoln): “Squatting, Space and Power in the 1946 Alexandra’s Squatter Movement”

Thursday, May 11th

Dr. Dennis Galvan (Political Science & International Studies, University of Oregon): “Everyday Nation Building: Creativity, Culture and Community in Senegal and Indonesia”

Tuesday, May 23rd

Dr. Trina Hogg (History, Philosophy, & Religion, Oregon State University): “A Pioneer of Civilization?: The Impact of the Construction of the Sierra Leone Railway on African Lives in the Early 20th Century”