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Social Impact Talks

The Department of Anthropology’s Social Impact Talks (formerly “Social Justice Colloquium”) is an exciting weekly speaker series highlighting cutting edge scholarship dedicated to social justice and impacting society beyond the academy. The Social Impact Talks series provides an informal setting where speakers share new work and works-in- progress. Audience members are encouraged to be active participants and to engage the speakers in an exciting intellectual exchange.

Speakers include anthropologists, scholars in other disciplines, and people working outside academia to build social justice and progressive change.

The Social Impact Talks take place Tuesdays, 4-5pm, beginning September 12, 2017, and continue until the first week in May 2018 (except when noted). Please join us for these exciting discussions.

These events are free and open to everyone. All are welcome!  Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served.


Social Impact Talks Fall 2017

Unless otherwise noted, all talks are on Tuesdays, 4-5 pm, at the Humanities Lab, Battelle-Tompkins 228

     


  September 12, 2017: Healthcare Lessons from Cuba

In this roundtable discussion, U.S. and Cuban healthcare providers and advocates will talk about the lessons we here in the United States can learn from Cuba in terms of healthcare provision, healthcare education, public health and international healthcare solidarity work, especially in the context of current U.S. debates on healthcare policy reform. Additionally, panel participants will discuss the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the Cuban healthcare system, and possibilities for collaboration between healthcare providers and health advocates from the two nations.

We are honored to welcome the panelists to AU:

Dr. Jesús de los Santos Renó Céspedes, MD, Head of Pediatrics, National Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Cuba
Dr. Angel Mejias Salcedo, MD, Ebola brigade participant, Cuba
Eduardo Gonzalez Copello, NP, Ebola brigade participant, Cuba
U.S. graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana
Joe Cassidy, RN, Washington Hospital Center, and NNU member
Dr. Heidi Hoechst, National Nurses United/Health Inequity & Care Program

NOTE SPECIAL TIME/PLACE: Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge, 3:30-5:30pm

 

  September 19, 2017: Dr. Rachel Watkins (AU Anthropology), “Liberatory Perspectives on Bioanthropology”

 

 

 

  September 26, 2017: Dr. Susanne Unger (AU Anthropology), “New Perspectives on the World’s Oldest Profession: Pastoralism in 21st Century Germany” 

In recent years, pastoralists have had to respond to new environmental and economic challenges. In Germany, the heavy use of slurry in agriculture has resulted in shepherds not being able to let the sheep graze along traditional migratory routes. Most shepherds who used to migrate seasonally have had to give up this practice within the past few years, effectively abandoning a long-lived cultural and professional tradition. In many places, an increase in desertification and the privatization of formerly public land decreases grazing areas for pastoralists. These environmental challenges have led to the formation of new transnational alliances among European pastoralists, including the formation of the European Shepherds Network. The group has organized conferences in which attendees demanded greater recognition of the environmental benefits of pastoralism and protested EU legislation that regulates animal husbandry. German herders are also in conversation with herders from other parts of the world – Mongolia, the Sahara region, South Asia, and Scandinavia. This research examines how shepherds in Germany talk about their professions, and how they frame their own traditions and struggles in comparison to those of herders from other countries.

 

  October 3, 2017: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (AU History/SIS), “How to Be an Antiracist: A Memoir of My Journey”

Dr. Kendi will present on his new book-in-progress which chronicles his personal journey from being nurtured in racist ideas and practices to turning the corner and striving to be an antiracist. He uses his scholarship and life stories on racism and antiracism to provide clarity on what it means to be, to think, to act as a racist and antiracist. He shows there is no such thing as non-racists. We are all racists or antiracists and his book is a clarion call for more antiracists.

To see pictures from Dr. Kendi’s talk, click here.

 

  October 10, 2017: Discussing Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Anti-Racism Talk

The conversation about anti-racism continues with a discussion about Dr. Kendi’s standing-room-only October 3 presentation in the Social Impact Talks series. Join us for an open conversation about his talk, race and racism, anti-racism, and more.

Note: Dr. Michael Cernea’s talk will be rescheduled at a later date. 

 

  October 17, 2017: Dr. Jenell Paris (Messiah College Anthropology/Sociology), “Anthropological Contributions to Conflict Resolution”

Dr. Paris (Ph.D. American University, 1998) will describe how she has applied anthropology in various arenas over the course of her career. She has explored anthropology’s potential to contribute to conflict resolution in areas including race, gender, and sexuality in religious arenas.

 

 

  October 24, 2017: Beth Geglia (AU Anthropology), “Silicon Valley in Honduras: Coloniality, Futurism, and Understanding Libertarian Utopian Enclavism”

Geglia will discuss her work focusing on a sub-group of Silicon Valley-based libertarians and their efforts to establish autonomous techno-utopias in and around sovereign nations. She will share insights and preliminary results from her ethnographic research in Honduras where new “charter cities” and “model cities” are planned and contested, and in San Francisco, where tech venture capitalists and software engineers collaborate to radically rethink governance. Geglia will discuss the discursive and political strategies used by these actors to disrupt the ideas of sovereignty and democracy, create a market of competitive governance, and to push the limites of neoliberal human subjectivity. The talk will include a discussion of the merits and challenges of “studying up” to understand the cultures, strategies, and utopian visions of capitalist movements.

  October 31, 2017: Writing Workshop

Writing workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate students at any stage in the writing process to come and brainstorm and receive feedback on term papers, conference papers, articles, journal submissions, op-eds, and blog posts, among other types of writing.

 

 

  November 7, 2017: Peggy Madden Davitt (Gold Star Parents)

Davitt will discuss the death of her son, U.S. Army Specialist Russell Madden Davitt, during combat in Afghanistan and her work to assist the families of soldiers who have died at war. Davitt will also reflect on war and other troubling societal patterns illuminated by her son’s death.

 

  November 14, 2017: Michael Cernea (former head anthropologist/sociologist at World Bank; Brookings Institution)

Anthropologist/sociologist Cernea will speak about public anthropology, the introduction of anthropology and sociology to the World Bank, and the damaging social impacts of a recent Bank-funded project in Uganda. Cernea is a former World Bank Senior Advisor on Social Policies and Safeguards (the first staff anthropologist hired by the Bank), and former Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. At the World Bank, he was the proponent and author of the first-ever Policy on Development-caused Displacement and Resettlement. He also wrote the Bank’s policy on Cultural Heritage Preservation and co-authored the Bank’s Indigenous People Policy. Among his authored and edited books are the seminal volume Putting People First in Development.

  November 28, 2017: Matthew Thomann (Kalamazoo College Anthropology), “Critical Medical Anthropology and Public Health at ‘The End Of AIDS’: New Challenges, New Possibilities”

Given its praxis orientation, medical anthropology has long been connected to public health research, perhaps most notably on the global AIDS epidemic. Because of their critical engagement at the intersections of multiple forms of knowledge production, medical anthropologists must adopt sometimes conflicting positionalities and methodologies in their work. Drawing on my own experience as a critical medical anthropologist and ethnographer working with public health researchers, this talk will reflect on continued challenges to doing research ‘at the intersections’, as well as the promising real-world consequences of this work. In particular, I highlight recent ‘end of AIDS’ discourse and resulting policy changes that promote biomedical triumphalism and reflect a shift in prevention and treatment priorities, arguing that it will be key for critical medical anthropologists and others at this intersection to remain critical, reflexive and politically engaged.

December 5, 2017:  Research Project Presentations

M.A. in Public Anthropology Students present their work.

Kyriakos Iliadis and other students to be announced.

 


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Black Feminism

Join us for a lecture by Catherine Knight Steele  (Department of Communication, University of Maryland)  on how black women utilize online blogging platforms in celebration and critique, in the process becoming an important counterpublic.


Black Joy and Resistance: Black Feminist Discourse Online

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1 pm at 228 Battelle-Tompkins Hall

Dr. Steele’s latest project, and the topic of this lecture, is on digital black feminism and how the affordances of new media technology are shaping black feminist discourse online. She provides critical analysis of the digital culture of black and white feminist thought in the blogs  Jezebel and For Harriet, by examining what happens when the subject, the black body, at least temporarily does not exist as an ‘other’ but is squarely within a context that allows it to be merely a body.
As Jessie Daniels explains, “the Internet offers a “safe space” and a way to not just survive, but also resist, repressive sex/gender regimes. Girls and self-identified women are engaging with Internet technologies in ways that enable them to transform their embodied selves, not escape embodiment.”

 

 

 


About our speaker

Dr. Catherine Knight Steele is a scholar of race, gender and media with specific focus on African American culture and discourse in traditional and new media. She is a native Chicagoan and received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research has appeared in the Howard Journal of Communications and the book Intersectional Internet (S.U. Noble and B. Tynes Eds.) Her doctoral dissertation, Digital Barbershops, focused heavily on the black blogosphere and the politics of online counterpublics. She examines representations of marginalized communities in the media and how traditionally marginalized populations resist oppression and utilize online technology to create spaces of community. She is currently working on a monograph about digital black feminism and new media technologies. Dr. Steele also serves as the first Project Director for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded College of Arts and Humanities grant, Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture.
“I consider myself a digital black feminist, often exploring the “shades of grey” between media consumption and media critique as black female activist scholar.”

Check out Dr. Steele’s website to learn more about her work.

Revolutions | 2017-2018

Each year the Humanities Lab undertakes an investigation of a specific question or topic. For the 2017-2018 academic year we are investigating the concept of revolution, especially focusing on interdisciplinary cultural, technological, and political perspectives.

Join us for one event or for the whole series! All events are free and open to the public.


Revolutions

Culture, Technology, Politics

Our investigation for this year is anchored by two anniversaries of important historical and cultural events: the 100 years of the Russian Revolution in October 1917, and the 200 years of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in January 1818. Our lectures focus on political transformation, technological bodies, revolution, perception, and art.


Fall 2017:

Revolutionizing Perception

Arthur Shapiro, Departments of Psychology and Computer Science, American University

Wednesday September 20, 2017, 1 pm

 

 

Body Modern: Fritz Kahn, Medical Illustration and the Visual Rhetoric of Modernity 1915-1960

Michael Sappol, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala University

Wednesday October 4, 2017, 1 pm

 

 

100 years Ago Today: The Russian Revolution

Eric Lohr, Departmentt of History, American University

Wednesday October 25, 2017, 1 pm

 

 

Black Joy and Resistance: Black Feminist Discourse Online

Catherine Knight Steele, Deparment of Communication, University of Maryland

Wednesday November 8, 2017, 1 pm

 

 


Spring 2018:

Richard Sha, on Frankenstein and Romantic Science

Jimena Canales, on the Concept of Time in Philosophy and Science

Andrew Zimmerman, on the Impact of the Russian Revolution on American Civil Rights Activism

Oliver Gaycken, on Curiosity and Filming Science in Early Cinema

 

 


 


Revolutionizing Perception

“Illusions fascinate people because they create a conflict between perception and reality.”

Join us for a lecture by Professor Arthur Shapiro (Department of Psychology and Computer Science, American University) on visual illusions and the complex processes of human perception.


Revolutionizing Perception 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1 pm at 228 Battelle-Tompkins Hall

 

Have you ever seen the Duck-Rabbit illusion? It is an image that people see and interpret differently, sometimes seeing the rabbit, sometimes the duck, sometimes both at the same time. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein used this image to describe the problem of perception as “seeing that” (“It’s a rabbit”) and “seeing as” (“I see this picture as a rabbit”). In this accessible and fun lecture, Artur Shapiro will explore the difference between what we see and how we understand and interpret what we see, by using examples from his current laboratory research and award winning  visual illusions.

 

 


About our speaker

Arthur Shapiro completed his undergraduate work in Mathematics (Computer Science) and Psychology (Cognitive Science) at U.C. San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University and did post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He has been interested in illusions ever since his parents first took him to a science museum.  He started producing research related to illusions in 2002, following a sabbatical year at the University of Cambridge. In addition to his research, Shapiro is currently co-editing The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions. In addition to being an academic, Shapiro is also a vision scientist and an internationally acclaimed creator of visual illusions. Many of his illusions have won awards in the “Best Visual Illusion of the Year” contest, sponsored by the Neural Correlate Society. The contest started in 2005, and since then Shapiro’s lab has produced twelve illusions in the top ten, and six illusions in the top three—more than any other researcher or research team.  The National Geographic show Brain Games has featured several of Shapiro’s illusions.

 

 

 


Visit Shapiro’s website to experience some of his illusions. Also, check out The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions:

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here are some great pictures from the event. Click here for the full album.

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The Energy of Objects: Loving and Loathing Our Material Things

In this engaging and creative discussion, writer and cultural critic Arielle Bernstein explores the emotional power of objects, from everyday things to precious mementos and historical documents.


March 1, 2017, 1 pm at 228 Battelle-Tompkins Hall

 

Arielle Bernstein learned the value of preserving material things from her Cuban-Jewish mother, who grew up under Fidel Castro, and whose own parents had immigrated from to Havana from Poland to escape the Holocaust. Clutter was seen as a source of warmth and comfort, from the cans of Café Bustelo that her mother would save for storage growing up, to the useful gifts of socks, toothbrushes, and jars of peanut butter, that her parents still bring her when they come to visit. Yet the messages she received from mainstream American culture taught her a different narrative, one in which clutter was seen as a source of shame, rather than joy. From advertisements that tell consumers they’ll be happier abandoning their old shoes, handbags, and electronics for the latest trend, to salacious shows like Hoarders that emphasize the way that unchecked keeping can manifest as mental illness, to spring cleaning articles in magazines that encourage readers to purge many of the same items they sold them over Christmas, American culture is consumed by both the allure and danger of material possessions.

In her book-in-progress CHASING EMPTY-AN AMERICAN HISTORY OF LOVING AND LOATHING OUR MATERIAL THINGS, Bernstein argues that today’s minimalist trend has been co-opted into just the latest consumer trend, one that sells products meant to replace old things with new ones, rather than simply scale back. While Marie Kondo and many other online minimalist gurus earnestly urge consumers to change their attitude towards material things, the advent of new minimalist products, from tiny houses, to minimalist shoes, to minimalist toothbrushes, has transformed minimalism into yet another consumable product.

This talk will offer a rich and compassionate look at the challenges of deciding which things to keep and which things to discard, and how the way in which minimalism has been co-opted by consumer culture ends up obscuring the power of preserving and valuing the things we choose to keep.


About our speaker

Arielle Bernstein is a writer, professor, and cultural critic who lives in Washington, DC and has been teaching in AU’s Writing Studies Program since 2008. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic , Slate Magazine, Salon, and The Rumpus, among other publications. She is represented by Christopher Rhodes at The Stuart Agency.


You can find her personal narratives and book, film reviews up at The Rumpus and  The Millions.

Additionally, her fiction has been featured in PANK 10Literary Orphans,  The PuritanThe Rattling Wall Issue 4Connotation Press and many other journals.

 

Follow her on Twitter: @NotoriousREL

 

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Sin Nombre

How can we understand the experiences of people whose lives have become radically displaced or deterritorialized?In this lecture, Professor Ricardo Ortiz discusses displacement in the film Sin Nombre.


Fables of De-Patriation: Undocumented Others in Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre

Ricardo Ortiz
Wednesday March 25, 2014, 3 p.m.
Battelle-Tompkins 228

About our speaker

Ricardo Ortiz is associate professor of US Latino Literature and Culture at Georgetown University. His work focuses on hemispheric, transnational “Américas” Studies, cultural studies, and race, gender and queer theory. For this talk, he discusses the representation of migration and violence in the film Sin Nombre (Cary Fukunaga, 2009), which follows illegal immigrants and escaping gang members on the dangerous train journey from Honduras, through Mexico, to the United States. Combining fictional and documentary elements, and filming in real locations with real people, the film becomes an emotional testament of migration and displacement. A film screening will be scheduled for early March.

Sin Nombre 

Sin Nombre is a film directed by Cary Fukunaga, featuring the character(s) Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra’s life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers (Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer) who have boarded the same American-bound train.

 

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The Humanities Truck

How do we transform the landscape around us through stories, images, memories, and experiences? In this discussion, Professor Dan Kerr introduces an innovative project for truly mobilizing the humanities!


The Humanities Truck 

Dan Kerr, Nina Shapiro-Perl, Juliana Martinez
Wednesday April 8, 2014, 1 p.m.
Battelle-Tompkins 228

 

 

How do we mobilize the humanities, and connect with the community in ways that are innovative, uncharted, and truly on the move? Functioning as a mobile workshop, recording studio, and exhibit space, the Humanities Truck will document experiences, start conversations, and share the stories of diverse, underserved communities in the Washington, DC, region. For this lunchtime roundtable discussion, the interdisciplinary team of faculty behind this exciting project will present their first projects and aims. As an experimental mobile platform for collecting, preserving, and expanding dialogue around the humanities, the Humanities Truck will work with specific micro-communities throughout the region, in order to recognize and enhance the existing cultural creativity in communities that are typically devalued, and foster imaginative new ways of addressing community challenges in the midst of rapid urban change.

 

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Geocaching

How do we transform the landscape around us through stories, images, memories, and experiences? Join us for a lecture by David Pike on new urban geographies.


Geocaching: An Interdisciplinary Community Project

Wednesday, February 11th, 2014

12 p.m.
Battelle-Tompkins 228

 

 

 

 

For this project Professor Pike is introducing the AU community to geocaching, a collaborative project that connects physical and virtual space. Using mobile apps and maps, students from participating classes will “seed” the American University campus and other locations in the DC area with geocaches, and invite the community to find and respond to these hidden treasure troves. In addition to physical artifacts, historical materials, and clues for more interaction, geocaches will include stories, poems, and artwork, and elements that are real, imaginary, past, or lost. After the introductory lecture and workshop, follow-up events will extend this project throughout the semester— with the participation of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty from multiple departments and programs including literature, public history, world languages and cultures, art history, creative writing, arts management, college writing, film and visual media, philosophy and religion, graphic design, and computer science.

 

 


About our speaker:

 Geocachingtalk2Feb2015300x3003David Pike is a professor of literature at American University, and the author of major books in urban studies, modernism, cinema, and comparative literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where is the Internet?

Join us for a lecture by Professor Laura DeNardis on the material and geographical resources that power the internet.


Where is the Internet?  

Wednesday January 21, 2014, 3 p.m.
Battelle-Tompkins 228

How do technologies once imagined as disembodied or dispersed become local? Laura DeNardis is one of the world’s foremost Internet governance scholars and a professor in the School of Communication at American University. In this talk she discusses current debates about internet infrastructure and neutrality, and traces how the internet has evolved from a dispersed and ethereal technology to a global everyday utility and a local, and fiercely debated, political resource.

 


About our speaker

Laura PictureDr. Laura DeNardis is a scholar of Internet architecture and governance and a tenured Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C.  She is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and serves as the Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. She is an affiliated fellow of the Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School and served as its Executive Director from 2008-2011. She is a co-founder and co-series editor of the MIT Press Information Society book series. She has previously taught at New York University, in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University, and at Yale Law School. Her expertise and scholarship has been featured in Science MagazineThe EconomistNational Public Radio (NPR), New York TimesTime MagazineChristian Science MonitorSlate MagazineReutersForbes, the Washington TimesEl PaisLa RepubblicaThe Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Laura DeNardis at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Her books include The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press 2014), Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009); and Information Technology in Theory (2007).

Laura DeNardis holds an A.B. in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College; a Master of Engineering from Cornell University; a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech (Phi Kappa Phi); and was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

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Have a look at Laura DeNardis’ books:

 The Global War For Internet Governanceoffers a fresh perspective on both familiar and under-theorized questions and topics animating the field of contemporary critical and cultural theory. It provides a full account of the history and scope of the field, focusing on the most pressing questions and problems that occupy and impel contemporary theoretical discourse. GatThe Internet has transformed the manner in which information is exchanged and business is conducted, arguably more than any other communication development in the past century. Despite its wide reach and powerful global influence, it is a medium uncontrolled by any one centralized system, organization, or governing body, a reality that has given rise to all manner of free-speech issues and cybersecurity concerns. The conflicts surrounding Internet governance are the new spaces where political and economic power is unfolding in the twenty-first century. This all-important study by Laura DeNardis reveals the inner power structure already in place within the architectures and institutions of Internet governance. It provides a theoretical framework for Internet governance that takes into account the privatization of global power as well as the role of sovereign nations and international treaties. In addition, DeNardis explores what is at stake in open global controversies and stresses the responsibility of the public to actively engage in these debates, because Internet governance will ultimately determine Internet freedom

Protocol Politics examines what’s at stake politically, economically, and technically in the selection and adoption of a new Internet protocol. Laura DeNardis’s key insight is that protocols are political. IPv6 intersects with provocative topics including Internet civil liberties, US military objectives, globalization, institutional power struggles, and the promise of global democratic freedoms. DeNardis offers recommendations for Internet standards governance, based not only on technical concerns but on principles of openness and transparency, and examines the global implications of looming Internet address scarcity versus the slow deployment of the new protocol designed to solve this problem.

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Please click on the book title below to learn more about Laura DeNardis’ works: 

    

Car Culture in Africa

Join us for a lecture by Professor Lindsey Green-Simms (Department of Literature, American University) on how luxury cars and car culture inform notions of cultural and social mobility  in Africa.


Cruising the Petro-state:  Car Culture and Nigerian Cinema

Wednesday November 2, 2016, 1 pm, at 228 Battelle-Tompkins Hall

 

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This talk examines car culture and the status of the private automobile in post oil-boom Nigeria by reading popular video films that are a part of the now-famous “Nollywood” industry.  In particular, it will discuss how luxury cars like the Hummer or Mercedes Benz are paradigmatic and contradictory objects through which one can assess both the pleasures and anxieties of global modernity in Nigeria.  Though these cars are highly coveted objects, typically filmed driving down paved roads in posh neighborhoods, they are often a sign of wealth that is acquired through criminality, witchcraft, magic, or fraud.  Any discussion of car culture therefore requires an engagement with the complexities of the moral economy of Nigeria and assessment of what it means to be a capitalist consumer in a highly stratified oil-producing country.

 

 


About our speaker

Green-Simms-Lindsey-300Lindsey Green-Simms’ teaching and research focuses on African and post-colonial film and literature. Her particular interests include globalization, technology, gender and sexuality studies, and Nollywood video-film production. Professor Green-Simms’ forthcoming book, Postcolonial Automobility: Cars, Cultural Production, and Global Mobility in West Africa, examines how the contradictions of globalization are embedded in the commodity of the automobile and in the ideals of automobility. She is also working on a second book, provisionally titled Unbelonging Bodies: Same-Sex Sexualities and African Screen Media. Professor Green-Simms completed her doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and has previously taught at Duke University, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies, as well as at the College of Charleston. She has published articles in Camera Obscura, transition, Journal of African Cinemas, and Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has book chapters in Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century (Ohio U. Press) and Indiscretions: At the Intersection of Queer and Postcolonial Theory (Rodopi Press).

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Read more:

Lindsey Green-Simms, “Hustlers, Homewreckers, and Homoeroticism: Nollywood’s Beautiful Faces”
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Lindsey Green-Simms, “Occult Melodramas: Spectral Affect and West African Video-Film”
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