Tubman Talks: “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa”

Dr. Danny Hoffman will present a paper entitled, “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa,” October 13, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract Monrovia, Liberia, like cities across the Global South, Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Monrovia Modern: Urban Forms and the Political Imagination in West Africa”

Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Dr. Vanessa Oliveira will present a paper entitled, “Protecting their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”on 28 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Vanessa S. Oliveira received her Ph.D from York University and holds a Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Tubman Talks:“The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”

Dr. Glyne Griffith will present a paper entitled, “The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”on 21 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Glyne Griffith completed undergraduate studies in English and Political Science at Continue reading Tubman Talks:“The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”

Tubman Talks: “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi”

Dr. Joey Power will present a paper entitled, “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi” on 14 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Biography: Dr. Joey Power teaches African history and history through film to Ryerson undergraduates. Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi”

Tubman Talks: “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects”

Dr. Félix Ayoh’OMIDIRE will present a paper entitled, “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects” on Thursday April 7 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 Abstract                                   Slavery Continue reading Tubman Talks: “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects”

Tubman Talks: “The Kemron Cure: Pharmaceutical controversies and Moi’s politics in Kenya, 1989-1993”

Dr. Denielle Elliott will present, “The Kemron Cure: Pharmaceutical controversies and Moi’s politics in Kenya, 1989-1993” on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. This paper is part of a series that examines the life’s Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Kemron Cure: Pharmaceutical controversies and Moi’s politics in Kenya, 1989-1993”

Tubman Talks: “Paradoxes of (Dis)Empowerment in the post colony: Women, Culture and Social Capital in Ghana”

Dr.Sylvia Bawa will present “Paradoxes of (Dis)Empowerment in the post colony: Women, Culture and Social Capital in Ghana” on Thursday, February  4, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m In postcolonial societies, emancipation and empowerment are often dialectically Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Paradoxes of (Dis)Empowerment in the post colony: Women, Culture and Social Capital in Ghana”

Tubman Talks: “European and African Colonialisms: Decoloring a Political Economy of Exploitation”

Dr. Awet T. Weldemichael will present, “European and African Colonialisms: Decoloring a Political Economy of Exploitation” on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Race became a salient feature of — and white racism analogous Continue reading Tubman Talks: “European and African Colonialisms: Decoloring a Political Economy of Exploitation”