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African Studies Association 2015 Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA,  November 19 – 22): The State and the Study of Africa

WASA 2015 program imageARA Panel:
Charlie Hebdo in Niger: Between AQIM and Boko Haram

  • Scott Youngstedt (WARA President, Saginaw Valley State University)
  • Barbara Cooper (Rutgers University)
  • Amanda Gilvin (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Hilary Hungeford (South Dakota State University)
  • Yahaya Ibrahim (University of Florida)
  • Abdoulaye Sounaye (Independent Scholar)


Emerging Security Issues in Chad, Cameroon, and Niger:
The Infiltration of Boko Haram

A Virtual Panel Direct from WARC in Dakar
Saturday morning 10:30 – 11:45
Professor Oumar Ndongo, University Cheikh Anta Diop
General (retired) Mamadou Mansour Seck, Former Chief of General Staff, Senegalese Armed Forces and former Ambassador of Senegal to the United States
Dr. Gilles Olakunle Yabi, former Director of the Crisis Group’s Institute for Security Studies in Dakar


African Studies Association 2014 Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN,  November 20 – 23): Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation

ASA 2014 program coverWARA Panel:
The Place of Language in War-making and Peacebuilding in Africa

  • Abu Bah (Northern Illinois University)
  • Maimouna Barro (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Michael J. Montesano
  • Leigh Swigart (Brandeis University)
  • Fredrick Ogenga (Rongo University College, Kenya, and former visiting scholar Boston University).
  • Eileen Julien (discussant)


Ebola:  Exposing the Fault Lines
A Virtual Panel Direct from WARC in Dakar



African Studies Association 2013 Annual Meeting (Baltimore, MD,  November 21 – 24): Mobility, Migration and Flows

ASA 2013 program coverWARA Panel: US Immigration Reform: Implications for West Africans on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Chair: Louise Badiane (Bridgewater State University)
Moderator: Ndimyake Mwakalyelye (Broadcast journalist; Africa expert)
Zain Abdullah (Temple University)
Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome (Brooklyn College-CUNY, Editor, Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration)
Emira Woods (Co-Director, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies)

African Studies Association 2012 Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, November 29-December 1): Research Frontiers in the Study of Africa 

ASA-2012WARA Panel: The West African Research Association: Multi-Disciplinary Research in Action

  • Moderator: Mbye Cham (WARA Board President, Howard University)
  • Wendy Wilson Fall (Kent State University)
  • Leonardo Villalon (University of Florida)
  • Ousseina Alidou (Rutgers University)
  • Ousmane Sene (Universite Cheikh Anta Diop)
  • Jennifer Yanco (Boston University)


African Studies Association 2011 Annual Meeting (Washington, DC, November 17-20): 50 Years of African Liberation

ASA-2011WARA Roundtable: African Independence: Structural Challenges to Peace in African States

Abu Bakarr Bah, Northern Illinois University
I. William Zartman, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
Niklas Hultin, School of International Service, American University
Alice Bullard, Georgetown University Law School

African Studies Association 2010 Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA, November 18-21): African Diaspora and Diasporas in Africa

ASA-2010WARA Panel: New discourses on African female personhood in a time of volatility

Erin Augis, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Beth Buggenhagen, Indiana University
Ellen Foley, Clark University
Marie Brossier, Universite de Paris I


African Studies Association 2009 Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA, November 19-22): Africa at a Crossroads

ASA-2009WARA Panel: Spaces of contact: interdisciplinary perspectives on political and cultural exchange between the Sahel and the Sahara

Chair: Jennifer Yanco, Boston University
Fiona Mc Laughlin, University of Florida
Wendy Wilson-Fall, Kent State University
Eugenia Martinez, University of Florida
Alioune Sow, University of Florida

African Studies Association 2008 Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL, Oct 18-21): Knowledge of Africa: the Next Fifty Years

ASA.2008.Meeting.SmallWARA Panel:
Knowledge and Practice of Islam in Senegal and Ghana. Perspectives of Laity and Scholars, Women and Men, Across Class and Ethnic Lines

Chair: Catherine A. Foley, Michigan State University
David Robinson, Michigan State University
Maria Grosz-Ngate, Indiana University
Fallou Ngom, Boston University
Gracia Clark, Indiana University

African Studies Association 2007 Annual Meeting (New York, NY – Oct. 18-21): 21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights

ASA.2007.Meeting.SmallWARA Rountable: Researching and Responding to the NYC African Immigrant Community

Chair: Linda Beck, U of Maine-Farmington
Awa Ba, Uppsala U
Bakary Thandia, ASA Member
Zain Abdullah, Temple U
Neinab Eyega, ASA Member
Natasha Johnson-Lashley, ASA Member
Beth Buggenhagen, Indiana U

African Studies Association 2006 Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA – Nov. 16-19): (Re) Thinking Africa and the World: Internal Reflections, External Responses

ASA.2006.Meeting.SmallWARA Panel: Challenges to Democracy in West Africa

Chair: Jeanne Maddox Toungara, Howard U
Jeanne Maddox Toungara, Howard U, Reversing Multiparty Antagonism in Cote d’Ivoire
Thomas Kelley, UNC-Chapel Hill, Contemporary Slavery as an Impediment to Democracy in Niger
Ngozi Ojiakor, A Case Study of Nigeria:Nigerian Democratic Experience
Jose Garcia-Rojas, U de La Laguna, FromRevolution to Evolution: The Democratic Experiments of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau
Boubacar N’Diaye, The College of Wooster, The Colonels, ‘Justice, and Democracy’:Explaining the August 3, 2005 Coup in Mauritania

(VIII-I1) Justice in Africa: Legal and Cultural Considerations [Hampton Room] [Sponsored by the West Africa Research Association]

Chair: Leigh Swigart, Brandeis U
Leigh Swigart, Brandeis U, Justice in Africa:Balancing International Norms and Local Notions
Lyn Graybill, Georgia Institute of Technology, Religion and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone
Lars Waldorf, The New School, ComparingRwandan Genocide Narratives in Local and International Tribunals
Linda Carter, U of the Paci, McGeorge, The Interrelationship of Local, National, and International Responses in Rwanda
Omar Dajani, U of the Paci, Legal Responses toEthnic Differences: Rwanda and Burundi
Tim Allen, London School of Economics, Justice and Healing

African Studies Association 2005 Annual Meeting (Washington, DC – November 17-20): Health, Knowledge, and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel


(X-A10) Gender Relations, Healthcare, and Education (Sponsored by the West Africa Research Association) [Park Tower Small Conference 8206]

Chair: Beverly Mack, U of Kansas
Beverly Mack, U of Kansas, Medicines in the Harem: Gender-specific Healthcare in Muslim Kano, Nigeria
Solange Bandiaky, Clark U, Gender Relations, Sexual Negotiations and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Senegal University Campuses
Angela Bratton, Augusta State U, Intersections of Teenage Pregnancy and Sex Education in Ghana

(XI-N5) Roundtable: Le Long Voyage de la Femme du Fleuve: Adrian Adams and the Kungani Archive (Sponsored by the West Africa Research Association) [Nathan Hale]

Chair: Brett O’Bannon, DePauw U
Allison Davis, U of Arizona
Papa Meissa Dieng, U Gaston Berger
Ellen Foley, U of PA
Scott Pennington, Michigan State U – MATRIX

African Studies Association 2004 Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA – November 11-14): The Power of Expression: Identity, Language, and Memory in Africa and the Diaspora


(I-K1) Migration, Identity, and Collaboration: West
African Musicians in the US (Sponsored by the West
African Research Association) [Galvez]

Chair: Timothy Mangin, St. Lawrence U
Patricia Tang, M.I.T, Migration, Musicianship, and the
Making of New Lives, Part II

Timothy Mangin, St. Lawrence U, Senegalese and
African American Musicians in the New York City Jazz

Vera Viditz-Ward, Blomsburg U, Identity and Imagery:
Photographs of West African Immigrant Musicians

Discussant: Ingrid Monson, Harvard U

(X-F1) Roundtable: West African Migration to North
America: Fostering New Research (Sponsored by the
West African Research Association) [Studio 4]

Chair: Beth Buggenhagen, U of Rochester
Emmanuel Nnadozie, Truman State U
Linda Beck, Barnard College
Allen Roberts, UCLA
Rachel Reynolds, Drexel U
Awa Ba, Uppsala U

African Studies Association 2003 Annual Meeting (Boston, MA – October 30 – Nov. 2): Youthful Africa in the 21st Century

Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts


Session V: Friday, 1:00-3:00 P.M.

(V-Z1) The Noise in the Market: Social Meaning of African Commerce in Refugee, Transnational and National Perspectives
Chairs: Beth Anne Buggenhagen, University of Rochester and Rachel R. Reynolds, Drexel University
Beth Anne Buggenhagen, University of Rochester, Beauty and Baraka: Female Portraiture, Adorning the Female Body and Value in th Senegalese Murid Trade Diaspora
Akosua Keseboa Darkwah, University of Ghana, Makola Globalized: Changed Calculations of ‘Last Price’ and ‘Bargaining Chips’ in the Sale of Global Consumer Items
Kristina Dziedzic, University of Illinois at Chicago, Culture as Commodity: Jua Kali Art in Lamu, Kenya
Dana Rush, University of Illinois, The Idea of “India’ in West African Markets and Voduu Practice
Stephen Mwachofi Singo, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya,Dynamics of Socio-Economic Change and Adjustment byWomen in Kenyan Refugee Camps
Discussant: Allen F. Roberts, University of California-Los Angeles

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