Oct 28-29: Third Annual Meeting of the Stanford Forum for African Studies, The Black Atlantic: Colonial and Contemporary Exchanges.

May 26: Workshop on Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, presentations and Q&A with PhD students from Anthropology, History, and Religious Studies.

May 12: Professionalization Workshop, “How to Give an Effective Job Talk,” with Prof. David Abernethy (Prof. Emeritus, Political Science)

Feb 15: Film Screening and Discussion, “The Yacoubian Building” (Egypt, dir. Marwan Hamed, 2006)

Jan 31: Film Screening and Discussion, “Faat Kiné” (Senegal, dir. Ousmane Sembene, 2000)

Jan 10: Film Screening and Discussion, “Abouna” (Chad, dir. Mahamat Saleh Haroun, 2004)


Oct 29-30: Second Annual Meeting of the Stanford Forum for African Studies: Health and Governance in Africa

May 24: Summer Field Research Workshop: An informal discussion about the challenges, logistics, and adventures of fieldwork in Africa. Questions and answers pertaining to health, electronic equipment, interviews and oral history research, travel logistics, and archival research.

May 10: Proposal Writing Workshop: For students preparing to write proposal and grant applications for their fieldwork in Africa, SFAS has organized a workshop.  Lisa Murk from the Overseas Research Center and 3rd/4th year students from History, Anthropology, and Political Science will discuss the proposal experience, offer tips and advice, and answer any questions.

Apr 12: Investigative Reporting and Academic Research in Africa. A conversation with Justin Arenstein, Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists at Stanford

Feb 19: Reception for Vusi Mahlasela, following his performance at Stanford Lively Arts. Co-hosted with the Stanford African Students Association (SASA). Musical guests: Stanford Talisman

Feb 2: Student Brunch with Frederick Cooper, Professor of History, New York University

Jan 26: Film Screening and Discussion, “Le Grand Voyage” (France/Morocco, dir. Ishmael Ferroukhi, 2004)


Oct 23-24: First Annual Meeting of the Stanford Forum for African Studies: Negotiating the Sacred: Politics, Practice, and Perceptions of Religion in Africa

May 20: Field Research in Africa, workshop with PhD candidates Lauren Jarvis (History) and Jessica Gottlieb (Political Science)

Apr 27: Student Research Showcase for campus-wide Africa Week. Panel and networking reception. Student speakers from Political Science, History, Anthropology, Drama, the Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources.

Feb 23: Student Research Workshop:  Mark Gardiner, PhD Student, Anthropology, “Knowing the Namib: Changing Forms of Knowledge Production in an Environmental Research Organization”  and Liz Thornberry, PhD Candidate, History, “Thinking about Sexual Violence in Precolonial Xhosaland”

Feb 2: Student Research Workshop: Keren Weitzberg, PhD Student, History, “Interrupting the National Narrative: Separatism in Maasailand and the Northern Frontier District of Kenya,” and Michelle Bourbonniere, PhD Student, History, “‘Time for a Big Re-Think?’: Tanzanian Tourism and Expectations of Modernity, 1957-1970”


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