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6:30pm African Perspectives: “Africa” and African/African-American Identity in Relation to Movements and Discourse in the U.S.
April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
African Perspectives: “Africa” and African/African-American Identity in Relation to Movements and Discourse in the U.S.
Speaker: Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe
Date: April 26, 2018 at 6:30pm
Free and open to the public
A series exploring African immigration, contemporary Science Fiction, and female empowerment through farming.
International House Davis, with support from the Davis Network for Africa, is pleased to present
a 3-part conversation series led by innovative thinkers and practitioners from, or working
between, Northern California and Africa. Co-sponsored with Global Affairs at UC Davis, the
series was born from a desire for more substantive discourse around the diverse continent. The
series is not meant to be comprehensive, but will include the following compelling topics:
contemporary African Science/Speculative Fiction (confirmed speaker, Moradewun Adejunmobi,
moderated by Mark Jerng); the unique role of farming and female empowerment through the
work of Green Africa in Sierra Leone (confirmed speaker, Humphrey Fellow Martin Kailie,
moderated by Kate Scow); and notions of “Africa” and African/African-American identity in
relation to movements and discourse in the U.S. (confirmed speaker Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe,
moderated by Jeanelle Hope).
Topic of the Talk: Notions of “Africa” and African/African-American identity in
relation to movements and discourse in the U.S.
About the Speaker: Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe will speak from her vast research experience on the life,
migration, success and failure trends of recent African immigrants in the United States, and its
reflection in mainstream discourse and policy-making. Dr. Mosupyoe is Professor and Director
of Pan African Studies in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University,
Sacramento. During her time in South Africa he worked with the Anti-Apartheid Movement and
was also the chair of the South African International Student Organization and a member of its
national executive. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Social
Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Ethnic Studies, African/African Americans, and is the
recipient of the Pierce College Outstanding Faculty of the Year award as well as the A Roland
Weis Award for her contribution to promoting awareness against genocide Her numerous
publications include Development of Thought in Pan Africanism, Women’s Multicentric Ways of
Knowing, Being and Thinking, Mediation of Patriarchy and Sexism by Women in South Africa,
Institutions, Ideologies and Individuals: Feminist Perspectives on Gender, Race and Class, and
Introduction to Ethnic Studies.
I-House Community Room
6:30pm: Doors open
7pm: Program starts
Free and open to the public