“Gendered Spaces: Movement, Markets and Transactions Between China and Africa”

A lecture by Professor Anita Wheeler Plummer of Spelman College. This event is part of the “Economic Change and Emerging Asia-Africa Interactions” lecture series.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
4:30 PM
11360 Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Using case studies, this paper explores the challenges, risks and opportunities that women from both China and Africa face as they cross borders (voluntarily and involuntarily), enter foreign spaces and engage different markets.  Issues of race, gender and citizenship come to the fore as women navigate transnational spaces.

Anita W. Plummer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Spelman College in Atlanta.  She received her Ph.D. in African Studies with a focus on International Affairs from Howard University in Washington, DC.  Her current book project, Navigating Difference: Africa and China’s Cultural and Political Geographies, examines various local, national and transnational narratives of South-South cooperation. Professor Plummer was a Mellon Post-doctoral fellow in the "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" Program and Visiting Professor in the Global Studies Program and the African Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She was also a Carter G. Woodson Center Pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia.  She has been published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies, Foreign Policy in Focus and Bustan.  Her teaching and research interests are: (Sub-Saharan) African political economy, emerging markets, Sino-African diplomatic and trade relations, language and education policy and Chinese foreign policy.

Special Instructions

Pay-by-space & all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

Cost : Free and open to the public

For more information please contant:

UCLA African Studies CenterTel: 310-825-3686



Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities “Cultures in Transnational Perspective", UCLA Center for the Study of Women