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"Transnational Feminisms in Africa"

The UCLA African Studies Center and the Center for the Study of Women present a talk by Professor Takyiwaa Manuh of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Monday, March 02, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
6th floor
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Abstract:

  • In this interdisciplinary seminar at UCLA, which will be focused on the place of transnational feminisms in Africa, Manuh will directly speak to the often bewildering relationship between institutional realities, discursive strategies, and meaningful activism.  Based on her professional experience as a scholar, academic administrator, and gender activist, she will address West African and Ghanaian contexts in order to inform the expanding framework for transnationalism in Feminist Studies, History, History of Art and other disciplines.

Bio:

  • Professor Takyiwaa Manuh is director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, Legon.  She  is a leading academic on the African continent, and her intellectual commitments and institutional network defines African Studies as an increasingly global and diasporic field of inquiry.  She holds an LLM degree and PhD in Anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington.  She has published more than fifty articles and books, and was elected as Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.

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Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($9) parking available in lot 3.

James S. Coleman African Studies Center310-825-3686
www.international.ucla.edu/africa
africa@international.ucla.edu

Download file: Takyiwaa Manuh MASS Lecture 3-2-09 (3).pdf

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Gender Studies

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