Critical Research on Africa Series

2017/2018 Series: Environment, Health and Healing in Africa: Challenges and Oppertunities


Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in Nigeria: Experiences from the Lakeshore Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Friday, October 27, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH 

Dr. Abi Fapohunda, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh


Ebola’s Objects: Care, Memory and Immunity in the Fever Museum

Friday January 19, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 3800 WWPH 

Adia Benton, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University 


Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility

Thursday February 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH

Matiangai Sirleaf, JD, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh


China-Africa Railway Crossings: Building the TAZARA Railway

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4-6:30 PM, 3703 WWPH

Jamie Monson, PhD, Department of History, Michigan State University


Healing Communities: The Convergence of Environment, Slavery, and Spirituality in the African-Atlantic World 

Friday April 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH

Ras Michael Brown, PhD, Department of History, Southern Illinois University 


Gloabl 68-The Nigerian Civil War

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 4:00 -6:00pm - 4130 WWPH

The UCIS Global 68 Series draws themes from events that took place around the world in 1968. As a part of this series, the African Studies Program will host an event called "Global 68-The nigerian Civil War". We will be showing a documentary entitled "Biafra and Nigeria War 1967-1970," followed by discussion of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War (July 6, 1967- January 3, 1970) and the ramifications it is having on African society today. Our speaker, Edmond Keller (Department of Political Science, UCLA), will discuss the causes, aftermath, and legacy of the conflict and the lessons for independence, democracy, and freedom.