Plenary Talks/Media

UPCOMING

“Gender, Nakedness and Decolonization in the Cameroon Greassfields.” Women and Political Change in Africa, Department of History, Pitzer College, forthcoming October 22, 2020.

“Riotous Spinsters and the ‘Free Women’ Nuisance: Gender and Nationalism in Africa.” Knowing Africa Series, Institute of African Studies, Carlton University, Canada, forthcoming November 18, 2020.

Keynote speaker. “Sketching while Black: An African Woman’s Tale of Race, Gender and Body Politics.” Fashion Tales 2020, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italia, rescheduled and forthcoming June 2021.

“The ‘Free Women’ Nuisance: Embodied Nationalism in Africa.” Africana Studies, Carlton College, Minneapolis, MN, forthcoming Spring 2021.

“Riotous Spinsters and the ‘Free Women’ Nuisance: Gender and Nationalism in Africa.” Africa Awareness Week, Bridgewater State University, United States, rescheduled and forthcoming in April 2021.

“#MeToo and Beyond.” 9th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Madison, WI, rescheduled and forthcoming in April 2021. TBA: Register here; Download flyer.

PAST

New Books Network (NBN) with Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué. Interview by Madina Thiam,July 7, 2020. Listen here

“Gender, Separatist Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon.” Africa: Representation and Conflict, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carlton College, Minneapolis, MN, April 28, 2020.

“Reflections on Domestic and Sexual Violence during the Coronavirus Pandemic.” 9th Annual Virtual Wrap Around the Capitol, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Madison, WI, April 16, 2020.

“Gender, Nakedness and Decolonization in the Cameroon Grassfields.” The Making of Modern Africa, Department of History, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, April 2, 2020.

“Riotous Spinsters and the ‘Free Women’ Nuisance: Gender and Nationalism in Africa.” Department of Political Science, Baylor University, United States, February 20, 2020.

“We Need to Remember how Women have Changed History in Powerful Ways.” Interview with Initiative Perspektivwechsel (Initiative of Change of Perspectives). Interview by Katharina Lipowsky, December 13, 2019.

“‘Digital Refugees’ and Internet Blackouts: Social Media and Politics in Cameroon.” Department of African Studies, Howard University, United States, November 12, 2019.

“‘The Future Is Black and Female’: Black Women in Comic Books and Graphic Novels.” Department of African Studies, Howard University, United States, November 12, 2019.

“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, April 18, 2019. The radio interview begins at 39:46 and ends at 55:42.

“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.