CANCELLED "Democracy in the Age of Animism"
A Lecture by Dr. Achille Mbembe, author of Necropolitics
Location: East Pyne, 010
Date/Time: 09/25/13 at 4:30 pm - 09/25/13 at 6:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of French and Italian, Department of History, Center for Collaborative History, African Humanities Seminar, and African Studies Program.
Achille Mbembe is a leading theorist in the humanities and a research professor in history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Born in Cameroon, he obtained his doctorate in History at the Sorbonne and has had appointments at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Brookings Institute. He was Executive Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa in Dakar, Senegal; is a co-convenor of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism; and an editor at Public Culture. He has written extensively in African history and politics: his article “Necropolitics” is one of the most frequently cited articles of the past ten years, his book On the Postcolony (in English translation in 2001) has been influential across the humanities.
Department: Center for African American Studies