Monday Colloquium: Adeline Masquelier
THE ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT MONDAY SEMINAR SERIES
Professor of Anthropology
Speaking on: "Tea Time: Boredom and the Temporalities of Young Men in Niger"
Monday, December 3, 2012, 3:30 pm Haskell 315
BA 1980 U North Carolina Chapel Hill (Zoology)
MA 1984 Southern Illinois University (Anthropology)
PhD 2003 University of Chicago (Anthropology)
Dissertation: Ritual Economies, Historical Mediations: The Poetics and Power of Bori among the Mawri of Niger.
Teaching and Research Interests: Religion, gender, medicine, youth culture, local-global dynamics, religion and modernity, interreligious encounters, gender theory, social theory, spirit possession; Niger, Islam
2009 Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town. Indiana University Press (Winner of the 2010 Herskovits Award for best scholarly book on Africa)
2001 Prayer Has Spoiled Everything: Possession, Power, and Identity in an Islamic Town in Niger. Duke U Press.
n.d. "Boredom, Tea Rituals, and the Temporalities of Youth in Niger," Africa, special issue on "Uncertainties in Africa." forthcoming
2013 "Modest Bodies, Stylish Selves: Fashioning Virtue in Niger," IN E. Renne, ed, Veiling/CountrVeiling in Africa. Indiana U Press, in press
2013 "Forging Connections, Performing Distinctions: Youth, Fashion, and Consumption in Niger," IN Hansen & Madison eds,African Dress, Berg. in press
2012 "Public Health or Public Threat? Polio Eradication Campaigns, Islamic Revival and the Materialization of State Power in Niger," IN Dilger, Kane & Langwick, eds, Medicine, Moility and Powr in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing. Indiana U Press
2011 "The Blood Stain: Spirit Possession, Menstruation, and Transgression in Niger," Ethnos (special issue on "Disgust") 76(2) 157-182
2010 "God Made Me a Rapper: Young Men, Islam, and Survival in an Age of Austerity," IN Rossi & Haour, eds. Being and Becoming Hausa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Brill, 235-256
2010 "Securing Futures: Youth, Generation, and Muslim Identities in Niger," in Herrera & Bayat, eds/., Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North, Oxford U Press, 225-239.
2009 "Lessons from Rubi: Love, Poverty, and the Eductional Value of Televised Dramas in Niger," IN J. Cole & LM Thomas, eds.,Love in Africa, U Chicago Press, 204-228
2008 "Witchcraft, Blood-Sucking Spirits, and the Demonization of Islam in Dogondoutchi, Niger," Cahiers de'Etudes Africaines XLVIII (1-2) 189-90: 131-160.
2008 "When Female Spirits Start Veiling: The Case of the Veiled She-Devil in a Muslim Town of Niger," Africa Today special issue on Islam and Globalization in the Age of Neoliberalism 54(3) 38-64
2008 "Water Spirits in Water-less Places: The Case of Madame Sabot," IN H. Drewal, ed. In Sacred Waters: Mami Wata and Other Water Spirits of the Afro-Atlantic World, Indiana U Press 74-85
2006 "Why Katrina's Victims Aren't Refugees: Musings on a 'Dirty' Word," American Anthropologist 108(4) 735-43.
2005 "The Scorpion's Sting: Youth, Marriage, and the Struggle for Social Maturity in Niger," Journal of the Royal Anthrpological Institute (Man) 11: 59-83
2005 "The Naked Spirit: Disrobing, Deviance, and Dissent in Bori Possession," IN A. Masquelier ed., Dirt, Undress, and Difference: Critical Perspectives on the Body's Surface, Indiana U Press 122-148
2002 "From Hostage to Host: Confessions of a Spirit Medium in Niger," Ethos 30(1) 49-76
2002 "Road Mythographies: Space, Mobility, and the Historical Imagination in Postcolonial Niger," American Ethnologist 29(4) 829-856
2001 "The Powers, Problems and Paradoxes of Twinship in Niger," Ethnology 40(1) 45-62
2001 "Behind the Dispensary's Prosperous Facade: Imagining the State in Rural Niger," Public Culture 13(2) 267-291.
2000 "Of Headhunters and Cannibals: Migrancy, Labor, and Consumption in the Mawri Imagination," Cultural Anthropology 15(1) 84-126.
- Begins: Monday, December 03, 2012 - 3:30pm
- Ends: Monday, December 03, 2012 - 5:00pm
- Location: Haskell 315
- Address: 5836 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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