Graduate Workshop with Dr. Abosede George, "Theorizing #BringBackOurGirls within Nigerian Feminist Histories"

May 18, 2017
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:30pm
386G University Hall
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This workshop is sponsored by the Human Rights in Transit and Transnational Black Citizenship Discovery Themes. Graduate students in the Departents of English; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and African American and African Studies are particularly encouraged to participate.

Dr. Abosede George is Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies. She joined the faculty of Barnard College and Columbia University in 2007. George received her PhD in History in 2006 from Stanford University. Her research and teaching interests have been focused on urban history of Africa, the history of childhood and youth in Africa and the study of women, gender and sexuality in African History. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Social History, Women’s Studies Quarterly and Scholar and Feminist Online. She is the author of Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor and Social Development in 20th Century Colonial Lagos (Ohio University Press, New African Histories series, 2014), winner of 2015 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize from the African Studies Association Women's Caucus. Increasingly, George's research interests have turned to the nineteenth century in Lagos, to issues of gender, ethnicity, migration and the records of reverse diaspora communities from the Americas, the Caribbean and other regions of West Africa. She is currently at work on The Ekopolitan Project, a digital archive of family history sources on migrant communities in nineteenth- and twentieth century Lagos, West Africa.

RSVP's are requested by February 6, 2018. To RSVP, email Professor Sarah Van Beurden (.1).

Contact Professor Wendy Hesford with questions.

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