African Studies Workshop Featuring Valentina Fusari


Monday, September 20, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Zoom (registration required)

African Studies Workshop Featuring Valentina Fusari
From Interracial Sexuality to Mixed Kinship in (Post)colonial Eritrea

Discussant: Sebastian Jackson (Harvard University)

Valentina Fusari is currently postdoctoral researcher in the Dept. of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Pavia (Italy). Her research is broadly rooted in demographic anthropology, social history, and colonial demography, and promoted an interdisciplinary perspective. Her research interests include the dynamics of fertility, hidden population, mixed unions and people in the Horn of Africa, where she carried out her fieldwork (Eritrea and Ethiopia). Her current projects concern the social and geographical mobility of Italo-Eritreans and the agency of female missionaries in (post)colonial Eritrea. Discussant: Sebastian Jackson (Harvard University)


A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chairs. 

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ORGANIZER(S):  Harvard University Center for African Studies