Panel Discussion, “African Feminist Conversations: Writing Sex Work and Prostitution in History and Faction”

When Apr 26, 2017
from 04:45 PM to 04:45 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
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Featuring Abosede George (Barnard College) and Chika Unigwe (Brown University)

Chika Unigwe was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria. Author of amongst others, On Black Sisters Street and Night Dancer. She divides her time between Atlanta, Georgia and Providence, Rhode Island where she is the 2016 Bonderman Assistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts at Brown University.

Abosede George is associate professor of History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York. She teaches courses in urban history, the history of childhood and youth in Africa, and the study of women, gender, and sexuality in African History. Her book, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development, was published in 2014 by Ohio University Press and received the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize in 2015 from the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association, as well as Honorable Mention from the New York African Studies Association. She is currently working on The Ekopolitan Project, a multimedia archive of family history sources on migrant communities in nineteenth- and twentieth century Lagos, West Africa.

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