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African Studies Courses at Wesleyan






While many offerings will take place this Spring, we do have a few courses offered this Fall, including: West African Dance I West African Dance II West African Music and Culture (Beginners) West African Music and Culture (Advanced) Africa in World Politics For some reason, several other courses are not yet listed online as African…

Fall 2015 Notes






Classes are about to start! This semester, you can find out more about my courses via the following websites (which are in the process of being updated this week). International Law: http://internationallaw.site.wesleyan.edu/ Africa in World Politics: http://africanworldpolitics.site.wesleyan.edu/ My office hours are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays, 11 am – 12 noon, and by appointment. I will…

Richard A. Elphick (History) Nominated for the Herskovits Award






Our very own Professor of History, Richard A. Elphick, has been nominated for the African Studies Association’s Melville J. Herskovits Award for his book, The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa (Charlottesville, and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012). The Award honors the most outstanding book published in African…

Campus Event: Africa in China






Colloquium – Su Zheng, Li Yinbei, Ma Chengcheng, Sun Yan Exploring Music in China’s New African Diaspora—An Innovative U.S.-China Team Research Project This Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Location: Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Time: 4:15 p.m. Since the 1990s, African traders and investors have made their way to China as a result of the…

Talk Today! Iyengar on Polarization






Today: Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:15 p.m. Public Affairs Center 002 Sponsored by the Government Department Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization Professor Shanto Iyengar Department of Political Science Stanford University Professor Iyengar presents the results of three related studies showing that Americans today are divided even more strongly by…

Event: ‘Leo Africanus’ Discovers Comedy: A Mediterranean Adventure






‘Leo Africanus’ Discovers Comedy: A Mediterranean Adventure From Wesleyan’s Website: Sep. 15, 2013 by Ann Tanasi This talk stages a dialogue between two theatrical traditions at the end of the Middle Ages: the popular theater of the Arabic and Islamic world and the theater of Christian Europe. It does so through the adventures of Hasan…