Monday Colloquium: Adeline Masquelier


Adeline Masquelier
Professor of Anthropology
Tulane University

Speaking on: "Tea Time: Boredom and the Temporalities of Young Men in Niger"

Monday, December 3, 2012, 3:30 pm  Haskell 315

Background information:

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 - 2:30pm
  • Ends: Monday, December 03, 2012 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Haskell 315
  • Address: 5836 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

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