Jemima Pierre is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research and teaching interests are located in the overlaps between African Studies and African Diaspora Studies and engage three broad areas: race, racial formation theory, and political economy; culture and the history of anthropological theory; and transnationalism, globalization and diaspora.
The Scholar for a Day is a day-long seminar, organized by Penn graduate students of all disciplines, designed to provide students and faculty with exposure to a leading scholar in African Studies. The event allows for intensive engagement with authors of significant theoretical approaches to Africanist scholarship as well as providing an opportunity to gain insight into the professional process—the evolution of new empirical and theoretical interests, the methodologies of research and writing and the process of collaboration between scholars.
9:15 - 10:30 am - Graduate Panel 1
“Thinking Africa in Diaspora & Migration Studies”
10:45 - 12:00 pm - Graduate Panel 2
“Theorizing Race in Continental Africa”
1:00 - 2:15 pm - Guest Presentation
Blackness in Old World Contexts -film screening and discussion with Dr. Mame-Fatou Niang
2:30 - 3:45 pm - Keynote Address
Dr. Jemima Pierre - "Africa & The Project of Black Studies"