Please join us for a discussion of new scholarly approaches to African masculinities and their public import, featuring:
Kwame Otu, Assistant Professor of African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Trained as an anthropologist, Otu’s research focuses on sexual citizenship, queer of color theory, and critical human rights studies. His book manuscript is entitled Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana. Otu wrote and starred in the short film “Reluctantly Queer.”
Siphiwe Dube, Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. A scholar of African political theory, religion and politics, gender, and critical theory, Dube has written on topics ranging from ex-gay ministry, Black men in post-apartheid South Africa, masculinities in popular film, and transitional justice. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria.
With discussant Norman Ajari, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. Ajari is a scholar of the philosophy of race, decolonial theory, and Continental philosophy, and he is the author of Dignity or Death? The Ethics and Politics of Race. He received his doctorate from the University of Toulouse and is a frequent commentator in French media on questions of race.
Sponsored by Villanova University’s Africana Studies Program