Howard at ASA 2021

Howard at ASA-2021

What sessions are Howard faculty and alumni presenting in at the 64th African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting? Here is the list!

The ASA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world and is the flagship event of the association. 

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ASA Teachers' Workshop  (Nov. 13, 2021)

Saturday, November 13, 1:30 - 2:50 Eastern

ASA Teachers' Workshop
Session 1: De/signing the Future: African-Futurist Visions for a Just World

Presenter: Unifier Dyer, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Moderated by Brenda Randolph, Howard University and Vanessa Oyugi, Howard University
Saturday, November 13, 1:30 - 2:50 Eastern

ASA Teachers' Workshop
Session 2: African Architecture: Building the Future

Presenters: Longman Arja, Kabage Karanja, Stella Mutegi
Moderated by Vanessa Oyugi, Howard University



ASA Annual Meeting (Nov. 16 - 20, 2021)

Wednesday, November 17, 12:00-1:45pm Eastern

V-AN-7 AfricaNow!: Examining Ethiopia’s Dynamics

The dynamics of state–business relations between the Ethiopian state and Chinese private firms: A case study of the Eastern Industrial Park
Weiwei Chen, SOAS, University of London
The Ethiopian and Tigray Conflict as a Metaphor for the Limitations and Perils of Self Determination in Africa
Florence Didigu, Washington Adventist University; Howard University
Digital diasporas and Ethiopian politics during crisis
Azeb Madebo, University of Southern California
Wednesday, November 17, 2:00-3:45pm Eastern

VI-T-5 Roundtable: Where Does African Studies Belong? Institutional Experiences of African Studies and African-American Studies

Chairs: Emily Riley, El Colegio de México and Cherif Correa, Madison College
Sponsored by: Association for African Studies Programs
Wheeler Winstead, Howard University
Isaac Kalumbu, Michigan State University
Louis Chude-Sokei, Boston University

Thursday, November 18, 6:00-7:45pm Eastern

XII-K-16 Senegambia as an Idea and as a Model in Politics, Law, and Development

Chair: Babacar Mbaye, Kent State University
Sponsored by: Senegambian Studies Group
Ideologies of Development in Post-Colonial Senegal and Post-Apartheid South Africa
Gamby Diagne Camara, Howard University
Allochthony and Contested Connection in Senegambia’s Eastern Hinterlands: Saint-Louisians, Sereers, and Sahelians, 1940s-1980s
Brandon County, Oberlin College
Senegal, The Gambia, and the African Human Rights System: Evaluating liberalism as a post-colonial identity and the realpolitik of human rights claims
Niklas Hultin, George Mason University
The Political Economy of Teraanga: Women, Authority, and Politics in Senegal
Emily Riley, El Colegio de México
Discussant: Jason Buchea, Ohio State University

Friday, November 19, 10:00-11:45am Eastern

XIV-O-7 Roundtable: Reimagining Religion and Conflict in Nigeria Beyond the Uncritical Ideal

Chairs: Wheeler Winstead, Howard University and Canice Enyiaka, Howard University
Mohamed Camara, Howard University
Barthelemy Bazemo, Howard University
Joesph Hayab, Global Peace Foundation, Nigeria

Saturday, November 20, 10:00-11:45am Eastern

XIX-P-6 Roundtable: African Podcasters: Stories of the Past and Visions for the Future

Chair: Matthew Swagler, Williams College
Rachel Wamoto, AfroQueer podcast
Msia Kibona Clark, Howard University & The Hip Hop African podcast
Yasmin Hassan, Hadithi/Hadithi podcast
April Zhu, Until Everyone is Free podcast
Matthew Swagler, Williams College

Saturday, November 20, 2:00-3:45pm Eastern

XXI-P-10 Roundtable: Podcasting Africa: Pedagogy, Research and Praxis

Chair: Reginold Royston, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Peter Alegi, Michigan State University
Msia Kibona Clark, Howard University
Kim Yi Dionne, University of California, Riverside
Reginold Royston, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Saturday, November 20, 4:00-5:45pm Eastern

XXII-G-15 Roundtable: Is Democratic Progress BeingMade in Central African Countries?

Chair: Charles Tshimanga-Kashama, University of Nevada,Reno
Sponsored by: Central African Studies Association
Charles Tshimanga-Kashama, University of Nevada, Reno
Claudia Gastrow, University of Johannesburg (South Africa)
Roger Alfani, Seton Hall University
Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali, Howard University



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