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The African Studies Center (ASC) sponsors conferences, lectures, exhibits, film series, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to foster understanding of Africa among members of the U-M community and the public  and to advance the exchange of resources and knowledge between U-M and its partners in Africa.

In addition to our yearly programming, ASC considers funding requests to cosponsor lectures, events, performances,  and activities that coincide with the our mission to promote a broad and deep understanding of the region. Request to cosponsor an event»

ASC Research Colloquium Series Winter 2024

Winter 2024 UMAPS Cohort
Thursday, April 4, 2024
1:00-4:00 PM
1010 Weiser Hall Map
This series features the winter 2024 U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) fellows and their scholarly work. The talks prepared and presented by each visiting scholar are designed to promote dialogue on topics and to share their research with the larger U-M community.

Friday, March 15, (3- 6 PM) – Sequentialism, Pentecostalism, Judicial Practices, and Photochemical Analysis in Africa

Makai Daniel (Nigeria). “Pentecostalism and the Contest for Public Space in Northern Nigeria”

Hanna Gebregziabher (Ethiopia). “Comparative Study on Sequential Use of Trans-Cervical Catheter with Misoprostol vs Misoprostol Alone for Second-Trimester Pregnancy Termination”

Muthumuni Managa (South Africa). “Photochemistry of Porphyrins Conjugated to Nanostructured Materials and their Potential Applications”

Nixon Wamamela (Uganda). “Ethical Dilemmas in the Judicial Electoral Petitions in Uganda”

Thursday, March 28 (3-6 PM) – Design Optimization, Women Secessionists and Mental Health Practices in Africa

Benyin Akande (Nigeria). “Women in Secessionist Movements in Africa: A Focus on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Movement in South-East Nigeria”

Allan Omondi (Kenya). “Application of Design Optimization in the Welfare Economics of Rural Agricultural-Based Communities: A Case Study of Siaya County, Kenya”

Victoria Tintswalo Nesengani (South Africa). “Interventions to Support Children Affected by Grief due to Loss of a Significant Other through Death in South Africa: A Scoping Review”

Thursday, April 4 (1-4 PM) – Regression Models, Ecofeminism, Maternal Health and Energy Access in Africa

Jean de Dieu Niyigena (Rwanda). “Quadratic Classifier for Repeated Measurements Using Bilinear Regression Model”

Chinasa Abonyi (Nigeria). “Reclaiming the Land and Waters: Nostalgia and Ecofeminist Belonging in Igbo Festival Narrative”

Ayalnesh Yalew (Ethiopia). “Effect of Unintended Pregnancy on Maternal Antenatal Care Service Utilization in Ethiopia: Analysis of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey Data”

Sisty Basil (Tanzania). “Empowering the Forgotten: Addressing Last-Mile Energy Access Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Tanzania”

Register here:
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Africa, Anthropology, Biology, Colloquium, Diaspora, gender studies, History, Law, Lecture, Nursing, Research, research symposium, Scholars, Umaps Colloquium Series
Source: Happening @ Michigan from African Studies Center, International Institute
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, April 4, 2024 1:00-4:00 PM  (Last)