African African American Studies (AAFS) is an innovative multidisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University offering both a major and minor, in addition to related certificates.
In the West we have many preconceived notions about Africa, African people, and African life. But, did you know that some of the oldest and most complex languages in the world originated in Africa? Or, that African people are more genetically diverse than any other human population on earth? In this Wright at the Intersections lecture, Dr. Opolot Okia will discuss and dismantle some of our myths and misconceptions about Africa.
Join us for “Pastoralists and the Politics of Marginalization in Northern Kenya,” presented by Dr. Fatuma Guyo, the current Diversity Postdoctoral Scholar for CoLA. Dr. Guyo examines the role of the colonial and post-colonial states in the marginalization of pastoralists of northern Kenya, based on the experiences of the pastoral Borana. Situating the analysis in historical discourses, she looks at the regulated livestock trade, controlled grazing, and uneven development patterns in an effort to provide a comprehensive picture of exclusionary processes that affected pastoralists and the Borana in particular.