Africa Research Workshop

Africa Research Workshop

This long-standing series is the key intellectual forum for Stanford historians who study the African continent and its diaspora. Our workshop showcases completed research and work-in-progress by both Stanford Africanists and external scholars. The interdisciplinary series serves a vital function on campus, bringing Stanford historians together with anthropologists, literary scholars, political scientists, art historians, and is a key fixture of the Bay Area Africanist scene, hosting scholars from UC Berkeley, SFSU, USF, and UC San Diego as well as from further afield. 

2021-22 Organizer(s): Richard Roberts (interim), Joel Cabrita

February 2, 2022 | 5:00pm (PST)
Multiracial Identities in Twentieth-Century French Colonial Africa
Rachel Jean-Baptiste (UC Davis)

February 23, 2022 | 5:00pm (PST)
The Chinese Question: the gold rushes and global politics
Mae Ngai (Columbia University)

March 9, 2022 | 5:00pm (PST)
Germany, Namibia, and the Global Diamond Market, 1884-present
Steven Press (Stanford University)


April 6, 2022 | 5:00pm (PDT)
Dreams of the Red Triangle: Myth and Reality in Colorizing and Historicizing South Africa's YMCA
David H. Anthony III (UC Santa Cruz)

April 27, 2022 | 5:00pm (PDT)
Contemporary Race Theory and the Problem of History: A Critique
Zine Magubane (Boston College)

May 18, 2022 | 5:00pm (PDT)
On Cartographic Error: A Mine in the Park and the Future of Conservation in Senegal
Robyn d'Avignon (NYU)