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African Lecture Series

All Lectures Held in the Knight Library Browsing Room, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public. Lectures will be followed by a Q and A session.

Appointments are available for both faculty and students to meet with the speakers. To make an appointment, please contact

2018-19 AY Lecture Series:

Spring 2019

April 9 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Stephen Dueppen | Anthropology | University of Oregon
Archaeological Perspectives on Western Burkina Faso

May 16 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Peter Coutros | Anthropology | University of Puget Sound
A fluid past: Landscapes and lifeways at the Diallowali site system, Senegal

May 23 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Nora Kenworthy | School of Nursery & Health Studies | University of Washington at Bothell
Mistreated: The Political Aftermath of HIV Treatment Expansion in Lesotho

May 30 | 1 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Kemi Balogun & Melissa Graboyes | Women and Gender Studies & Clark Honors College | University of Oregon
Everyday Life in Africa: The Importance of Leisure and Fun

Winter 2019

February 5 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Jennifer Alix-Garcia | Applied Economics | Oregon State University
Benefit or beggar thy neighbor?  The impacts of forced migration on hosts in north and eastern Africa

February 19 | 12 p.m. | Knight Library Browsing Room
Leigh Johnson | Geography | University of Oregon
Leveraging science for ‘climate risk insurance’ in Africa: Hopes and Impediments

Fall 2018

Tacit Knowledge: Challenging Institutionalized Knowledge for a Better Environmental Governance in Ghana’s Petroleum Industry 
Dr. S. Senyo Ofori-Parku
November 16 @ 12 p.m.
Library Browsing Room


Review Past African Studies Lecture Series Topics Here