During AY 2014-15, the Center for African Studies (CAS) was fortunate enough to host two professors affiliated with our consortium partner, the Program of African Studies (PAS), at Northwestern.
Dr. Ibrahim Hassan, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at University of Jos, Nigeria and a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University, gave a brown bag talk titled, "Orientalism and Islamism: A Comparative Study of Approaches to Islamic Studies," on March 11.
On April 29, Dr. Evan Maina Mwangi, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Northwestern, spoke on "Whale of an Issue: The Africanist and Critical Animal Studies."
Meanwhile, two CAS affiliates presented talks in Evanston.
On April 27, Jesse Ribot, Professor of Geography, Anthropology and Natural Resources and Environmental Studies and Director of Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy at the U of I, discussed, " Whither Causality: Vicissitudes of Climate-Crisis Explanation."
On May 13, U of I Professor Alma Gottlieb of the Department of Anthropology visited PAS and presented a talk titled, "Crossing Afro-Religious Borders: Jewish Cape Verdeans."
We hope that many more such visits will occur in the years ahead.