Graduate Symposium presents Dr. Ruramisai Charumbira
Fri, April 13, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • GAR 4.100
The Department of History's Graduate Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality presents:
"This is our Fatherland, This is Our Motherland:
The Gendered Dissonance of Memory in Postcolonial Southern Africa"
A work-in-progress piece by
Dr. Ruramisai Charumbira
Assistant Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, and
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Women's and Gender Studies
"What does the land crisis in Zimbabwe tell us about the social memory of who owns and belongs to the land and who does not? What do the muted mutterings of discontent about post-apartheid South Africa’s promises, and the rise of xenophobia tell us about the festering memories of who is a true South African? This work in progress historicizes the thorny issues that have been making international news lately through the case studies of those two Southern African countries. It also seeks to have a broader conversation about international historical memory and amnesia, and its impact on international policies toward Africa in the promotion of human rights, democracy, and development."
The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality has been a fixture in Department of History since 2001, offering a forum for graduate students and faculty to present papers and works-in-progress for discussion in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.
Refreshments will be provided. No RSVP needed; free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Program Coordinators Valerie Ann Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Allison "Alley" Schottenstein (email@example.com).