Plenary Talks/Media


“Riotous Spinsters and the ‘Free Women’ Nuisance: Gender and Nationalism in Africa.” Department of Political Science, Baylor University, United States, forthcoming February 2020.


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“Manhood, Transcontinental Networks, and the Baha’i Faith Movement in Cameroon.” Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland-Galway, Republic of Ireland, May 20, 2019.

“Gender and Secessionist Movements in Africa.” Black Agenda Report segment with Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué. Interview by Glen Ford, 2019. The radio interview begins at 39:46 and ends at 55:42.


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“Afrofuturism.” East African Student Association. Baylor University, Texas, United States, April 10, 2019. 

“‘When Women Wear Slacks’: Gender, Clothing and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon.” Women’s History Month Lecture. The State University College at Buffalo, United States, March 18, 2019.

“‘When Women Wear Slacks’: Gender and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon.” Africa Workshop by African Studies Center and the Department of Afro-American and African Studies. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor,  United States, October 9. 2018.

“Writing from the Margins: Political Masculinities and Separatist (Auto) Biographies in Cameroon.” Writing from the Margins: Theory and Practice Research Seminar. Paris Diderot University, France, June 20, 2018.

“Religious Curiosities, Masculinities and the Baha’i Faith in Cameroon, 1950s-1970s.” Middle East Center, University of Utah, United States, April 12, 2018.

“Religious Masculinities, Social Calamities and the Baha’i Faith Movement in Cameroon.” Kellogg Institute’s Africa Working Group and the Department of History, University of Notre Dame, United States, November 1, 2017.

“The ‘Free Women’ Nuisance and Riotous Spinsters in 1960s Urban Cameroon.” Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa, University of Leuven, Belgium, October 12, 2017.

“Beyond the Ring: Boxing, Gender, and the Fight for Cultural Heritage in Anglophone Cameroon, 1960s-1980s.” The African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, September 20, 2017.

“Beyond the Ring: Boxing, Gender, and the Fight for Cultural Heritage in Anglophone Cameroon, 1960s-1980s.” Brown Bag Colloquium, Department of History, Baylor University, United States, September 6, 2017.

“’Behave Well Women’: Gender, Honor and Nation-Building in the Federated State of West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” Works-in-Progress Workshop. Center for African Studies, University of California-Berkeley, United States, November 19, 2015.

“‘Masquerade Girlfriends’: Cosmetic Products, Morality and Gendered Nationalism in West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality at the University of Texas, United States, December 5, 2014.

“‘These Spare Tyres’: Jealous Housewives, Spinsters and ‘Women Extremists’ in West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” Brown Bag Colloquium, Department of History, Baylor University, United States, November 6, 2013.

“Challenges of African Independence: Big Man Politics, Lost Cause Syndrome, and Lost Cause Transformations.” Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, United States, April 25, 2013.

“‘God will be Eating Grass’: Domestic Sciences, Cookery and Gendered Patriotism in West Cameroon, 1961-1972.” The Africa Seminar, Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, United States, January 24, 2013.

“Fieldwork as a Diasporan: How I Increased My Bride Price and Other Insights from the Field.” SaharaTV Inspire Segment with Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué. Interview by Adeola Fayeun, December 8, 2012.

“‘When Women Wear Slacks’: Gendered Morality and National Embodiment in West Cameroon, 1961-1982.” The Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, United States, November 13, 2012.

“The Dynamics of African Feminisms.”  Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Buea, Cameroon, United States, December 2011.

“Big Buttocks and Sultry Behavior: Perceptions of Post-Colonial African Women in British Women’s Travel Narratives.” Department of History, St. John’s University,  United States, April 2011.