This colloquium discusses scholarship on Africa-related issues and by Africa-related persons in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The plenary speaker is Dr. Kari Henquinet, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Pavlis Honors College and the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech. She will speak on the topic "Centering and Experiencing Africa: A Journey in Researching, Teaching, and Learning". In this talk, she hopes to discuss “What is possible when Americans build personal relationships in and a deeper understanding of the African continent, despite its scant mention in American educational curricula and storytelling”. She will use her own research engagements in “Niger on international development, human rights, and gender” as a case for deliberation. We hope the community will enrich its knowledge on diverse aspects of Africa and the relations between the United States and the African continent. There will be food and social after plenary.
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge B
1503 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931