The 3rd Annual IOWC Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Africa

Program - April 26th, 2010


9:30 - 10:00 Registration, Coffee

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome address by organizers
Speaker TBA

10:15 – 12:00 Session 1
Chair/Modérateur

Prof. Myron Echenberg
Department of History, McGill University

10:15 - 10:50 Making sense(s) of territoriality and belonging: legal pluralism, colonial legacy, and land rights conflict in Kenya Scott Matter, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McGill University

10:50 - 11:25 The United States and French Central Africa during the Cold War, 1960-1989 Camen Mboumba Nzamba, PhD Candidate, UQAM/ Université Paris10 – Nanterre, France

11:25 - 12:00 Cell Phones, Trucks and the unbounded Pastoralist Julia Bailey, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McGill University

12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 2:05 Session 2
Chair/Modérateur

Prof. John Galaty
Department of Anthropology, McGill University

12:30 - 1:05 Food Insecurity and British Territorial Expansion in the Sudan 1884-1903 Steven Serels, PhD Candidate, Department of History, McGill University

1:05 - 1:40 The Transkei Bantustan and the Struggle Against Apartheid 1988-1994 Daniel Douek, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, McGill University

1:40 - 2:05 Barack Obama and the Afro Turks Michael Fergusson, PhD Candidate, Department of History, McGill University

2:05 – 3:45 Session 3
Chair/Modérateur

Prof. Gwyn Campbell
IOWC / Department of History, McGill University

2:05 - 2:40 The Digital Divide: Between Discourse and Evidence Jessika Trembley, MA Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McGill University

2:40 - 3:05 Cash transfers: Do they Help in Reducing Child Poverty and Child Labour in Nigeria Ifeyinwa Mbakogu, PhD Candidate, Department of Social Work, McGill University

3:10 - 3:45 Culture Politics and Identity in the Visual Arts of Indian South Africans from the University of Durban-Westville in Kwazulu Natal, 1961-1999 Nalini Naidoo, PhD Candidate, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University, South Africa

3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks by IOWC Director
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