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Extraction and Empire: Controlling Africa’s Resource Wealth

April 24, 5:00 PM

Free

This year’s Hunt Lecturer is Dr. Jemima Pierre of UCLA. She is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research and teaching interests are located in the overlaps between African Studies and African Diaspora Studies and engage three broad areas: race, racial formation theory, and political economy; culture and the history of anthropological theory; and transnationalism, globalization, and diaspora.
Dr. Pierre is the author of The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race. She is currently completing a manuscript whose working title is “Racial Americanization: Conceptualizing African Immigrants in the U.S.,” and working on a project on the racialized political economy of multinational resource extraction in Ghana. Dr. Pierre’s essays on global racial formation, Ghana, immigration, and African diaspora theory and politics have appeared in a number of academic journals including Cultural Anthropology, Feminist Review, Social Text, Identities, Cultural Dynamics, Transforming Anthropology, Journal of Haitian Studies, Latin American Perspective, American Anthropologist, and Philosophia Africana.

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
5:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Ericka Benayad
Phone:
859-5230
Email:
ebenayad@colby.edu
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