Nadia Celis, Book Presentation: "The Rebellion of the Girls. The Caribbean and 'Corporeal Conscience'"
April 28, 20154:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room
Join Nadia Celis, associate professor of Spanish, for the celebration of her book La Rebelion de las ninas: El Caribe y la 'conciencia
corporal' (The Rebellion of Girls: The Caribbean and 'Corporeal
Consciousness') Madrid, Frankfurt: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2015).
Students and colleagues will lead an open conversation about the book, and light refreshments will be served.
Panel Discussion: "What is Boko Haram? Why Should We Care?"
April 30, 20157:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room
- Ericka Albaugh, Assistant Professor of Government (Bowdoin). She teaches courses on Africa, language politics, development and state-building. She has researched in Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana, and her more recent explorations focus on violence and language spread in West Africa more broadly.
- Daren Kew, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in the McCormack Graduate School, and Executive Director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has researched and consulted on the prevention of conflicts in Nigeria and elsewhere, highlighting in particular the role of religious civil society groups in promoting peace and democratization.
- Scott MacEachern, Professor of Anthropology (Bowdoin). He has directed archaeological research projects in different countries in Africa and North America, but much of his research since the mid-1980s has taken place around the Mandara Mountains of northern Cameroon and Nigeria. His main research interests are in state formation processes in Africa, the archaeological studty of ethnicity and social boundaries, and African and global historical genetics.
Bishop Yvette Flunder: "Reconciling Spirituality and Sexuality - Growing the Radically Inclusive Church"
May 1, 201512:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Bishop Yvette Flunder discusses the idea that trying to establish a relationship with a God that barely tolerates you but cannot truly accept and certainly will never celebrate you can do incredible damage to ones self esteem. She examines the tortured historical and theological view that suggests that some people are just flawed or born to be the underclass and should never expect to be on God's 'A list', and how that has been the convenient method used to hold women, immigrants, the poor and LGBT people in chains of self-depreciation.
Sponsored by Africana Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and the department of Religion.