Fela Kuti in America: Religious Studies, Human Rights, and the Politics of Postcolonial Existence

Join us for a lecture by Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University. Quinn Slobodian, Professor of History at Wellesley College, will serve as discussant. Melani McAlister specializes in the multiple “global visions” produced by and for Americans. In her writing and teaching, she focuses on the ways in which cultural and political history intersect, and on the role of religion and culture in shaping US “interests” in other parts of the world. Her own interests include nationalism and transnationalism; cultural theory; religion and culture; the rhetoric of foreign policy; and cultural and media history (including television, film, print, and digital). Professor McAlister has recently published The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals with Oxford University Press.

When 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2023
Building Hillel, 213 Bay State Road
Room 2nd Floor Lounge
Contact Name Elizabeth Amrien
Phone 617-358-0919
Contact Email cura@bu.edu
Contact Organization Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs: CURA
Fees Free
Speakers Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University