Events Archive

Below you will find a list of previous events we are proud to have featured at CDTS.



Prof. Inderpal Grewal 
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Yale University
Towards a Feminist Critique of the Advanced Neoliberal Security State
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 3-5 pm
JHB, Room 100A, 170 St. George Street

Prof. Amahl Bishara
Department of Anthropology
Tufts University
Varieties of Colonialism and The Politics of Fracture: Protesting the Gaza War in Israel and the West Bank
Friday, October 23, 2015, 3-5 pm
AP 246, 19 Russell St.

Dr. Yanilda Gonzalez 
Democracy Fellow
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard University
Authoritarian Coercion by Democratic Means:The Paradox of Police Reform in Latin America
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 3-5 pm
JHB, Room 100A, 170 St. George Street

Prof. Juan Obarrio
Department of Anthropology
Johns Hopkins University
"State of Spirit": Poetics of counterinsurgency and war in Mozambique (1969-2015)
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 3-5 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100A
JHB, Room 100A, 170 St. George Street

Prof. Jatin Dua
Department of Anthropology
University  of Michigan
A Sea of Protection: Piracy, Trade and Regulation in the Western Indian Ocean
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 3-5 pm
15 King's College Circle, room UC 161


Trafficking in Persons: Perspectives, Challenges, and Solutions Roundtable
Co-hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Toronto and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies of the University of Toronto
February 27, 2015

Jim Dickmeyer, Consul General of the United States of America, Dr. Antonela Arhin, CDTS, and
Cynthia Wang, U.S. Consulate in Toronto

The roundtable provided an opportunity to share perspectives and experiences, and identify key areas of collaboration with representatives from U.S. and Canadian law enforcement, First Nations communities, academic institutions, non-governmental and governmental organizations, and service providers, on Trafficking in Persons issues in the Province of Ontario. The participants worked on identifying provincial trafficking trends and best practices for data collection, investigation, prosecution, and support to survivors. They also discussed the purpose and methodology of State Department’s annual TIP report, discuss the 2014 report findings, and solicit recommendations for the 2015 report.



The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is pleased to present:

Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen
Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings: Prevention, Prevention, and Prevention

May 29, 2015
1:30 - 3:30
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, room 100A

Please email Antonela Arhin at by May 27 to RSVP.

The Dutch Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, will present her view on what the key elements are in combatting human trafficking; key elements of a holistic approach based on primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention.

Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen has been the National Rapporteur in the Netherlands since 2006. Her main task is to report on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policies pursued.  Prior to this engagement, for many years, she has been a judge at the district court of The Hague, and from 1995 until 2014 she served as vice president of the court. As a judge, she handled cases in juvenile, criminal, family and migration law. She has been a member of several (international) professional bodies and advisory committees in the field of juvenile law. After completing her law degree at Leiden University, she started her career as a public prosecutor in Rotterdam.

More details on the event can be found here




Click here for the poster.

READ the CDTS Newsletter, Issue 1, Spring 2012



Workshop Sponsored by:
Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies  &  Department of History
University of Toronto

Saturday 29 September 2012
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, Room 100A

This day long interdisciplinary workshop on the subject of “Genocidal Massacre in Early Modern Europe, Asia, and the Americas” is being held in connection with a planned new volume of essays under that name and edited by Bindu Malieckal and Pablo Garcia Loeza.  Four of the volume’s ten authors (Pablo García Loeza, Bindu Malieckal, Su Fang Ng, & Amrita Sen)  will be coming to Toronto in order to present their findings in a workshop setting.  Three members of the University of Toronto History Department (Heidi Bohaker, Melanie Newton, and Nhung Tran) will also make presentations on related themes in their own research.

This will be an interdisciplinary and cross cultural discussion of genocide which deliberately moves the discussion out of the twentieth century and European/Western contexts that shape so much of current research.   We plan the presentation of papers in two morning sessions, and then a couple of panel discussions in the afternoon to consider comparatively both historical and theoretical issues. The first panel will aim to identify comparative themes between different papers, and the second panel will take a step back in order to consider the language that is and can be used around genocide in the pre-modern period and in contexts that may be either distinct from or only indirectly related to European and/or colonial powers.


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Chinese vs. Italian, Oil on Panel, 2011, by Bryce Vinokurov

Please join us for the 2012 Annual Conference of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
Thursday October 4 - Sunday, October 7, 2012

Conference abstract submission and registration site
Conference Blog

Click here for more information on the conference


Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies presents a FILM SCREENING:


September 19, 2012
6:00-8:30 pm
Robert Gill Theatre (214 College Street, 3rd floor)

Followed by conversation with Joseph Gaï Ramaka, writer and director
Discussant Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College


Co-sponsored with Centre for Comparative Literature and Department of French
University of Toronto


DTS Summer Book Club

The summer book club is a student-led initiative that will be focusing on the theme of passing. This initiative seeks to bring undergraduate students together in order to inspire and encourage critical thinking, research initiative, and intellectual creativity. As a forum for senior undergraduate students the group is a part of a larger conversation about identity politics in the diaspora. The online discussion group will provide a new space for students to collaborate and establish new lines of inquiry. The skills that the participants are practicing and refining over the course of the summer are essential to their development as academics and researchers. Ultimately, the book club is meant to help students maintain their intellectual creativity and curiosity outside of the conventional timeframes and spaces allocated by the university. The book club will be working with the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies.  The club is tackling issues that are apropos to the Centre’s main areas of focus and research. The project is aligned with the Centre’s goals; it provides intellectual creativity and innovative teaching methods to encourage student development.

If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact the Coordinator, Efe Igor, email:



Fatima El-Tayeb
Postracial Europe? Minority Activism and the Queering of Ethnicity
Monday, February 27, 2012, 4-6 pm
Munk School of Global Affairs, room 108, North House
Co-sponsored by the CDTS


Prof. Ziauddin Sardar
Migration and Equality in Postnormal Times
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4-6pm
Jackman Humanities Building, room 318
170 St. George Street




Location & Dislocation in Early Modern Religion
Saturday, October 22
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, room 100A
Reception to follow

Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (Exiles Working Group (2011-12)
Trinity College, University of Toronto

This workshop will be the second of four that are being held through the 2011-12 academic year in conjunction with the JHI Exiles Working group and leading towards an international conference at the University of Toronto on Early Modern Migrations:  Exiles, Expulsion, and Religious Refugees (19-21 April 2012). 

Each of the four workshops explores a particular sub-theme within the larger project, and Location & Dislocation in Early Modern Religion will focus on exploring three stages of the dynamics at work, with an emphasis on specifically religious movements/groups/texts.



Early Modern Migrations:
Exiles, Expulsion, & Religious Refugees


An international and interdisciplinary conference
University of Toronto
19-21 April 2012

Organized by
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University, University of Toronto
Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC)
University of Toronto
McMaster University
University of New Brunswick
Victoria University
Canada Research Chair in Southeast Asian Studies
Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto

Click here for more information on the conference.


Transnational Cities Workshop
16-17 April 2012


Monday, 16 April 2012

University of Toronto (St. George campus)
Robert Gill Theatre
214 College Street, 3rd floor 
Toronto ON M5T 2Z9

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
University of Toronto (Scarborough campus)
Instructional Centre, room 208
1095 Military Trail
Scarborough ON M1C 1A4




Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies,
University of Toronto and the Department of German and Dutch,
University of Cambridge present

 Sports and Globalization: Concepts, Structures, Cases
June 3-4, 2011


Click here for the Conference Program


SYMPOSIUM: Jews and Africans in the Literary Imagination, March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 9:00 AM
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100A, 170 St George Street

Click here for the program.

Keynote address at 4pm: Eric Goldstein, Emory
The Horrors of Kishinev, The Shame of Springfield: Intersecting Images of Violence Against Jews and African Americans at the Opening of the Twentieth Century


The Commodification of Illicit Flows:
Labour Migration, Trafficking and Business


Click here for Conference Poster
Friday, October 9- Saturday, October 10, 2009
Robert Gill Theatre, Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College Street, Third Floor

For more information on the conference click here.


Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and Cambridge University Press present

The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature


University of Toronto, Sept  18-21, 2008
William Doo Auditorium, New College, 45 Willcocks Street

Markets: From the Bazaar to eBay

Thursday, March 6 – Sunday, March 9, 2008
March 6 at The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
March 7-9 at St. Michael’s College
81 St. Mary Street, Charbonnel Lounge
Click here for the Conference Program with abstracts and speaker biographies.


Eli Rubenstein
National Director, March of the Living Canada
Stories to Heal a Broken World
March 30, 2011
3 – 6 pm
Robert Gill Theatre
214 College Street, 3rd flr
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9

Featuring stories from student trips to Germany and Poland to study the Holocaust and other WWII genocides.  The stories contain a message of universal peace, love and hope and revolve around the courage of the victims of Nazi tyranny, the righteous who tried to rescue them, and the survivors and students who embark on these challenging yet meaningful pilgrimages.



March 29
2:00 - 4:00pm
Amira Mittermeier, Assistant Professor, Dept of Religion & Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, U of T
Dreams that Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination
(University of California Press)

Discussed by Michael Lambek, FRSC
Professor of Anthropology  & Canada Research Chair, U of T Scarborough
Anthropology Department, room 246
19 Russell Street


March 7
2:00 - 3:30pm
Deborah Cowen, Assistant Professor, Dept of Geography, U of T
“Circulating Stuff: From Military Art to Business Science”
170 St. George Street
Jackman Humanities Building, room 235


Thursday, November 10
12:30 - 2:00
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, room 318
Jayeeta Sharma, History/Global Asia Studies, UTSC
"Empire's Garden: Assam and the Making of India" (2011, Duke UP)
Discussant: Neil Ten Kortenaar
Director, Centre for Comparative Literature, English UTSC

Thursday, October 13
12:30 - 2:00
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, room 318
Monica Heller, CREFO, OISE
"Language, Globalization and Ethnography"

December 8
11:30 - 1:00
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, room 318
Girish Daswani, Anthropology, U of T Scarborough
"The Pentecostal Scape in Ghana and amongst the diaspora in

February 8
2:00 - 5:00pm
Pamela Klassen, Associate Professor, Dept of Religion, U of T
          Kevin O’Neill, Assistant Professor, Dept of Religion & Diaspora and Transnational Studies, U of T
“Recognizing Christianity”


January 14
Joshua Pilzer, Hearts of Pine: Songs of Three Korean Survivors of the “Comfort Women” System (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, St. George Campus
Discussant: Jesook Song
Associate Professor of Anthropology, St. George Campus

February 11
E. Natalie Rothman, Trans-Imperial Subjects: Boundary Markers of the Early Modern Mediterranean (Cornell University Press, Forthcoming)
Assistant Professor of History, UTSC
Discussant: Natalie Zemon Davis
Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton

March 4
Jennifer L. Jackson, Getting an Edge in Wordwise: Political Oratory and Cartooning in Malagasy Democratic Process (Wiley Blackwell, Forthcoming)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UTM
Discussant: Michael J. Lambek
Professor of Anthropology, FRSC, UTSC

April 1
Jin-Kyung Park, Corporeal Colonialism: Medicine, Women’s Disease, and Race in Colonial Korea
Assistant Professor of Global Asia Studies & Gender and Women Studies, UTSC
Discussant: Michelle Murphy
Associate Professor of History, St. George Campus

October 29
Alejandro Paz
Anthropology/Humanities UTSC
"Cultural Exile in a Diasporic Nation: Language and Public Discourses in the Forging of Latino Ethnolinguistic Identity in Israel"

November 12
Ken MacDonald
Geography/DTS UTSC
“Mondo Formaggio: Following Cheese Through Time and Space”
This event will take place in room 100A.

December 3
Marieme Lo
Inside  the ‘shadow economy’ : A critical gaze and urban ethnography of  transnational entrepreneurship
African Studies/Women and Gender Studies



September 25 
Ian Hacking, "Making Up People"
October 16     
Courtney Jung, "Critical Liberalism: The Methodology of Critical Political Theory"
November 6    
Michelle Murphy, "Topography, Origami, Technoscience"
December 4    
Ato Qauyson,  "Strangers in Canton: The African Trading
Community in Guangzhou, China"
January 15       
Bonnie McElhinny, "Archiving Intimacy: The Politics and
Pragmatics of Investigating Colonial Interventions into Filipino
Child-rearing Practices"
February 12    
Ruth Marshall, "Suspending Disbelief in Africa: Researching Religion at the Limits of Social Scientific Reason Alone" 
March 26
Alissa Trotz, "Violence, Displacement, Memories"


Prof. Robert Samet
The Denouncers: Latin American Journalism in Transnational Perspective
Department of Anthropology
Union College
Wednesday, October 8 at 1:00pm
Co-Sponsored with UTSC Critical Journalism Program

Dr. Alexander Fattal
Branding Warfare Transnationally: Counterinsurgency in Colombia and Beyond
Mahindra Humanities Center
Harvard University
Friday, November 7 at 3:00-5:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, JHB100A

Prof. Samera Esmeir
Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
Wednesday, November 26 at 4:00-6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, JHB100A
Co-Sponsored with Institute for Islamic Studies

Prof. Aaron Shaw
From Universal Access to Engagement? A Report on The Two Promises of Free Culture
Department of Communication Studies
Northwestern University
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:00-6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, JHB100A

Prof. Ananya Kabir
Rhythm Returns: Movement, Memory and Salsa in Benin
Department of English
King's College London
CHANGE OF VENUE Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 4:00-6:00 pm
Galbraith Building, room 119
35 St. George Street



Professor Matthew Guterl

Brown University
Homeland Security, the Neighbourhood Watch, and the Work of Racial Sightlines
Thursday, September 26, 2:00-4:00
Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Co-Sponsored with the Centre for the Study of the United States
To register for this event, please go to:

Professor Laura Murphy
Loyola University New Orleans
The New Slave Narrative and Blackface Abolitionism
Monday, October 21, 3:00-5:00
Jackman Humanities Building, Room JHB318
170 St. George, Toronto ON M5R 2M8

Professor Adrianne Wanner
Pennsylvania State University
Monday, November 25
Co-Sponsored with Centre for Jewish Studies


Professor Joshua Dubler
University of Rochester
Bad Men, Poor Men, and the Ethnography of Religion and Prison
Tuesday, March 11, 5:00 - 7:00
Co-sponsored with the Department for the Study of Religion, Munk School of Global Studies and the Centre for the Study of the United States
Jackman Humanities Building, Room JHB100A
170 St. George, Toronto ON M5R 2M8



All lectures are open and free to the public. They will take place at JHB100A (ground floor) at the Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George, Toronto ON M5R 2M8 or JHB318 (same building).

Anjali Prabhu

Associate Professor of French
Wellesley College
"Africa Watch: 'Good' and 'Bad' Spectatorship"
Thursday, September 20th
1:00-3:00 pm at JHB100A

Graham Denyer Willis
Visiting Researcher
Fórum Brasileiro de Segurança Pública (São Paulo, Brazil)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Surviving a World of Violence: The Everyday of Police in Brazil"
Wednesday, September 26th
3:00-5:00 pm at JHB100A

Professor Debjani Ganguly
Director of Humanities Research Centre
Australian National University
"Hypermediated Deathworlds: New Wars, the World Novel and Exorbitant Witnessing"
Wednesday, October 3rd
4:00-5:30 pm at JHB100A

Michaeline A. Crichlow
Associate Professor of Sociology
Duke University
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
3:00-5:00 pm at JHB100A

Daniel C. Barber
Faculty Fellow
The Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
"Conversion Remains: Achievement and Diaspora"
Wednesday November 7, 2012
3:00-5:00 pm at JHB318
Co-sponsored with Department for the Study of Religion, U of T

Dennis Rodgers
Professor of Urban Social and Political Research
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
"The Vagrant, the Migrant, and the Delinquent: Life trajectories after the gang in Nicaragua"
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
3:00-5:00 pm at JHB318

Erica James
Assistant Professor
History of Art and African American Studies
Yale University
"After Caliban"
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1:00-3:00 at JHB100A

Claudio Lomnitz
Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology
Columbia University
On the Origins of the "Mexican Race"
Thursday, February 28, 2013
4:00-6:00 at JHB100A

Gil Anidijar
Associate Professor in MESAAS and Department of Religion
Columbia University
"Christian States"
Friday, April 5, 2013
1:00-3:00 at Boardroom AP 246, 19 Russell Street
Co-sponsored with Department of Anthropology

Zsuzsanna Vidra
Central European University, Budapest
"Roma Migration: A glance at the situation of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe and in Canada"
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 at JHB100A



Priti Ramamurthy
Associate Professor, Women?s Studies
University of Washington
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In coordination with the Women and Gender Studies Institute
Towards a Feminist Politics of Transgenic Crops

Deborah Thomas
Professor, Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Co-Sponsored with Caribbean Studies Program
Jamaican Violence in Diaspora

Laurence Ralph
Assistant Professor, African American Studies
Harvard University
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Co-Sponsored with Centre for Criminology
Violence and Mobility in a Chicago Street Gang

Timothy Mitchell
Columbia University
Friday, September 23, 2011
Co-Sponsored with Department of Geography
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
Please note that this lecture will take place at Sidney Smith Hall, room 2117,
at 100 St. George Street.

Matthew Engelke
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology
London School of Economics
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Co-Sponsored with Department for the Study of Religion and Anthropology
The Anthropology of After Religion

2010-2011 Guest Lecture Series

Dr. Joel Robbins
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
University of California, San Diego
Thursday, September 16
Co-Sponsored with Religion in the Public Sphere

Dr. Saidiya Hartman
Professor, English & Comparative Literature
Columbia University
"The Seventh Ward and the Studio"
Friday, February 4
2 - 4 pm
Co-sponsored with Centre for the Study of the United States and Department of English

David Dernie
Head of Leicester School of Architecture
De Montfort University
Thursday, March 17

Dr. Rhacel Parrenas
Professor, Sociology
University of Southern California
"Moral Imperialism and the US War on Trafficking"
Tuesday, March 29
4-6 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, room 100A
170 St. George Street

Dr. Lisa Lowe
Professor, Literature and Ethnic Studies
University of California, San Diego
Thursday, April 7
Munk Centre, room 208N
Co-sponsored with Centre for the Study of the United States

2009-2010 Guest Lecture Series

All lectures to take place at the Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street
First Floor Conference Room 100A
4:00 – 6:00 pm

*Refreshments provided*

Monday, October 5
Francesca Trivellato
Department of History
Yale University
The 'Jewish' Bill of Exchange:
A Forgotten Chapter in European Debates about Jews and Capitalism


Tuesday, December 1
Kamari Clarke
Department of Anthropology
Yale University
Fictions of the Justice: The ICC and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan

Thursday February 25 CHANGE OF DATE
William Mazzarella
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago
Beautiful Balloon: The Digital Divide and the Charisma of New Media in India


Thursday, March 25
James Ferguson
Department of Anthropology
Stanford University
What Comes after the Social? Toward a New Anthropology of Distribution


Wednesday, April 28
Saskia Sassen
Department of Sociology
Columbia University
Incompleteness and the possibility of remaking membership

Jackman Humanities Insititute's 2009-2010 Program for the Arts, Pressure on the Human, and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies present

Public Lecture by Ian Buruma
"The Limits of Free Speech: Dignity and Indignity in a Multicultural Society"
Thursday, March 18, 2010
William Doo Auditorium, New College
45 Willcocks Street
5:00 -7:00 PM
Reception to follow

Roundtable Discussion with Ian Buruma
Friday, March 19, 2010
2:00-4:00 PM
University of Toronto Mississauga
Council Chambers
South Building, room 3130
3359 Mississauga Rd N.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Click here for directions to the venue
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Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
sponsored following events

FLYING - Confessions of a Free Woman
Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 2007 2:30-6:00 p.m.
Clike here for more information.

Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and
The Chancellor Jackman Program for the Arts present

SL Logo Website

April 14-22, 2007
Click here for more information.

Colonizin' in Reverse
Friday March 9th, 2007
William Doo Auditorium, New College, 45 Willcocks Street

Transnationalism Activism Art Conference
March 8-11, 2007
Robert Gill Theatre
For more information please visit

"Diasporic Hegemonies: Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Politics of Feminist Transnationalism"
(with UofT Women and Gender Studies Institute)
October 19-21, 2006

Click here for more information...

Prof. Robert A. Davidson
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UofT
From Détente to Detention: Hotels & Cultural Theory
University College, Room 376
Friday, March 30, 2007 (2-4 pm)
discussed by Professor Ato Quayson
Department of English, UofT

Prof. Josiah Blackmore
Department of Spanish and Portugese, UofT
Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative and
the Disruption of Empire

University College, Room 144
Friday, March 9, 2007 (2-4 pm)
discussed by Prof. Kenneth Mills
Department of History, UofT

Prof. Jens Hanssen
Assistant Professor of Mediterranean and Middle East History, UofT
Fin de Siècle Beirut:
The Making of an Ottoman Provincial Capital

University College, Room 248
Friday, January 12, 2007 (2-4 pm)
discussed by Professor Natalie Zemon Davis

Friday, March 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
African Studies Seminar Series:
The State of Democracy in Africa
108N - North House, MCIS

Speaker: Kwaku Sakyi Ado
(TV3 and Former Correspondence for the BBC and Reuters)
”ABATOW (Playing/Pushing the marble): Elections & the Changing Phases of Africa”
Kwaku Sakyi Addo will discuss the evolution of electoral democracy in Africa after the post-Cold War era to its current at once lively and bloody phase, and prognosticate a future direction.

Speaker: Antoinette Handley (University of Toronto)
Speaker: John Ejobowah (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Speaker: Thomas Tieku (University of Toronto)

Co-sponsored by Centre for International Studies and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Guest Speaker Series: Kwaku Sakyi-Addo
“BAABIARA NE HA (Everywhere is here); Home & Away:
The Equalization of Two Wor(l)ds”

Venue: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George St, Rm 235

It is a discussion about how New Media have taken the town square overseas and are shaping the political, social and economic choices of the African diaspora.
Click here for more details on the talk.
Kindly register for the event on the right side of the screen.

Thursday, March 5, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Education and Initiation in the Novels of the Yiddish Haskole and Islamic Negritude
Dr Marc Caplan
Romance Languages and Literatures
Johns Hopkins University
Venue: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George St, Rm 235

Tuesday, March 31, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Insurgent Sex: Black Peril/White Peril and the Rise of Anti-Colonialism in the Gold Coast
Dr Carina Ray
History Department, Fordham University
Venue: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George St, Rm 235

Friday, October 3 (3-5 pm)
Local Borders and Global Flows: Senegal’s Illegal Pharmaceutical Trade
Donna A. Patterson
Department of Africana Studies
Wellesley College

Friday, October 24 (2-4 pm)
Kashmir and Transnationalism
Nyla Ali Khan
Department of English
University of Nebraska-Kearney

Tuesday, October 28 (2-4 pm)
Atlantic Gandhi, Caribbean Gandhian
Nalini Natarajan
English Department
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Jesse Shipley
Assistant Professor of Africa and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Monday, 14 April 2008
15 Devonshire Place, Trinity College, Larkin Building
12-1 pm screening of the FILM "LIVING THE HIPLIFE"
1-3 pm Talk: "Afro-Cosmopolitanism: Circulation and Moral Citizenship in Ghanaian Hiplife Music"

Eric Ansah
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"China's globalization to Africa: consequences for the West's ideological and economic hegemony?"
Friday, 11 April 2008
2-4 pm
Jackman Humanities Building

James Holston
University of California, Berkeley
"Insurgent Citizenship in an Era of Global Urban Peripheries"
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
19 Russell St
Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology

Rev. Prof. Elom Dovlo
Head of Department of Religious Studies
University of Ghana, Legon
"Bridging The Middle Passage: Defragmenting African Diasporic Knowledges"
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
2-4 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 235

Abdourahman A. Waberi
An award-winning novelist, poet, short-story writer
Susan and Donald Newhouse Humanities Fellow
Wellesley College
"Denationalizing the French Language"
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
2-4 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 235

Peter James Hudson
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Caribbean Studies Program,
New College, University of Toronto
"The Brazen White Sign of the Dollar: Empire, Economy, and the Practice of Diaspora"
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
3-5 pm
Munk Center for International Studies, Rm 208N

Prof. Rukhsana Qamber
Director, Area Study Centre for Africa, North and South America
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
"Family Matters: Post 1492 Transatlantic Muslim Migrants"
17 January 2008
2-4 pm
Munk Center for International Studies, Rm 208N

Prof. Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Harvard University
History and African and African American Studies
"Power and the Body: Transactions around the Body in Africa and the Americas"
Friday, November 16th, 2007
2 - 4pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 235

Prof. Paul Zeleza
University of Illinois
Head, Department of African American Studies
"Africa's New Diasporas: From Brain Drain to Brain Mobility"
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
2 - 4pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 235

Tejumola Olaniyan
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Departments of English and African Languages & Literature
"What proud poem?"
The Cultural, The Political, and African Diaspora Studies

Friday, November 9th, 2007
2 - 4pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 235

Ama de-Graft Aikins
University of Cambridge
Department of Social and Developmental Psychology
"The African in African Diaspora Studies"
Friday, October 19th, 2007
2 - 4pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 308

Jack Kugelmass
University of Florida
Center for Jewish Studies, Director
"Through the Jungles of Peru: A Yiddish Travelogue
as Pseudoethnography"

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
4 - 6pm
Anthropology Conference Room, AT246
19 Russell Street

Zvi Gitelman
University of Michigan
A Diaspora within a Diaspora: ‘Attached’ Non-Jews and the Boundaries of Jewishness
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2111 (2-4 pm)

Ben Carrington
University of Texas

Race and Sport after Empire:
Rethinking the Politics of Sporting Multiculturalism after 7/7

Friday, March 16, 2007
University College, Room 144 (2-4 pm)

Erica Simmons
Department of History, UofT


University College, Room 144
Friday, March 2, 2007 (2-4 pm)

David Lehmann
University of Cambridge
7 King's College Circle
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 (2-4 pm)

Sir Richard Dearlove
"The Craft of Intelligence in a Time of Terrorism:
Means, Methods, and Ends"

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, UofT

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Transe: A Haitian Contemporary Dance Perfomance
Thursday, March 30th, 2006
Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto

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International Colloquium on Area Studies, Diaspora Studies and Critical Pedagogies

March 30th to April 2nd, 2006
Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto

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