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Fatoumata Seck on Gender, Comics and Economics in Neoliberal Senegal

Venue: 219 Encina Hall West, 417 Galvez Mall, Stanford campus.

Host: Africa Table at Stanford's Center for African Studies

Speaker: Fatoumata Seck, Assistant Professor at the Department of World Languages and Literatures, College of Staten Island, CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. in French with a concentration in Anthropology from Stanford University, an M.A in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Georgia as well as an M.A in Foreign Languages and Management from Université Jean Moulin Lyon III in France. Her research focuses on culture and economics in French-speaking Africa, as well as diaspora studies, cultural anthropology, Caribbean studies, and postcolonial theory. She is at work on a project about the influence of postcolonial neoliberal reforms on the Senegalese social fabric though the examination of both cultural production and cultural practice.

This presentation looks at the way female consumption and ritualized exchanges conflict with the gendered division of labor in low income urban households in neoliberal Senegal. For more, see this link.