Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Global Studies Forum!

On Thursday, February 21, 2008, Dr. Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will provide two public lectures. Each is open and free to the public.

At 7:30pm in the Shelby Center, Room 109:
“Nuclear Imperialism and the Pan-African Struggle for Peace and Freedom: Ghana, 1959-1962”

At 11:10am in Frank Franz Hall:
"The Disappearing of Hannah Kudjoe: Nationalism, Feminism, and the Tyrannies of History"

Dr. Allman is a distinguished historian of West Africa. Her research examines issues of nation and national identity, gender and colonialism, fashion and the politics of clothing, and the modernity of indigenous belief systems. She has written The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana, 1954-1957 (1993) and co-written TONGNAAB: The History of a West African God (2005) and "I Will Not Eat Stone": A Women’s History of Colonial Asante (2000). She has also edited several volumes and published over 25 articles. She has served as the co-editor of the Journal of Women’s History and the co-editor of two award-winning book series, The Social History of Africa series and New African Histories. Dr. Allman has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora and for the African Studies Association. Dr. Allman has also won numerous teaching awards and research grants.

For more information, please contact the Global Studies Program at globalstudies@uah.edu or 256-824-6288.