Department of History

Co-sponsored Event

Keisha Blain Book Symposium

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Please join us for the launch of Keisha Blain's new book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2018). Event co-hosted by the program in Gender, Secxuality, and Women's Studies.  Location TBA.

Moses Ochonu, Vanderbilt University

Friday, March 31, 2017

In this talk, Dr. Moses Ochonu, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will historicize the political, theological, and economic events and anxieties that produced the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. He will deploy, as a structuring analytical device, the theological and polemical construct of munafunci (or hypoc­risy). Munafunci is a recurring trope in the rhetorical claims of Muslim reformers and other critics of political and religious orthodoxies in Northern Nigeria.