African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


Scholars:  AboutThe Scholar for a Day is a day-long seminar, organized by Penn graduate students of all disciplines, designed to provide students and faculty with exposure to a leading scholar in African Studies. The event allows for intensive engagement with authors of significant theoretical approaches to Africanist scholarship as well as providing an opportunity to gain insight into the professional process--the evolution of new empirical and theoretical interests, the methodologies of research and writing, and the process of collaboration between scholars. |2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1994

University of California at Irvine
Friday April 11, 2003
Studio Theater, Annenberg Performing Arts Center
3680 Walnut Street

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Event Schedule:

8:30 – 8:50 AM

8:50 – 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks: Prof. Lee Cassanelli, Director, African Studies Center

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Panel I with James Ferguson: "Re-politicizing Development"

Faculty Moderator : Dr. Steven Feierman, Departments of History and History and Sociology of Sciences

Student Discussants:
Eve Buckley, Department of History and Sociology of Sciences
Marton Markovits, Department of Political Science
Ian Petrie, Department of History and Sociology of Sciences

10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15 PM
Panel II with Liisa Malkki: "The Family of Nations and its Others"

Faculty Moderator: Dr. Brendan O’Leary: Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict; Department of Political Science

Student Discussants:
Wendy Haugh, Department of Anthropology
Azra Hromodzic, Department of Anthropology
Todd Wolfson, Department of Anthropology

12:15 – 1:30 PMLunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Panel III with Liisa Malkki and James Ferguson: "Imagining Modernity and the State"

Faculty Moderator: Dr. Brenda Chalfin, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Florida

Student Discussants:
Liz Greenspan, Department of Anthropology
Jen Riggan, Graduate School of Education
David Samper, Department of Folklore

3:00 – 3:15 PM Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30 PM
Liisa Malkki and James Ferguson: Presentation of Recent Research

There will be a reception following the event.

More about: Liisa Malkki & James Ferguson.

Co-Sponsors: African Studies Center & The Solomon Asch Center For Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania

For inquiries please contact:
Dr.Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D,
(215) 898-6610

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