The Nation-State, Pan-Africanism and Biosocial Claims to Knowledge

This past week, I participated in the second biennial conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) on “African Studies and Global Politics.” The ASAA seeks to promote the study of Africa from an Africanist perspective, and as such, much of the discourse at the conference was related to pan-Africanism, decolonizing the mind/knowledge, and… Continue reading The Nation-State, Pan-Africanism and Biosocial Claims to Knowledge

Update from the classroom

After my first class meetings for HIST 290 and ANTH 289 this week, I am looking forward to the opportunity that I think both classes will allow for - namely to further develop my own lines of research inquiry but with some facilitation, guidance, feedback and support from the faculty and peers in a class… Continue reading Update from the classroom