African Studies Speaker Series Lecture: The Future of Africa
Join one of the world’s most famous African historians for a look into Africa’s future in the 21st Century! Dr. Falola will explore how Afrofuturism, a cultural movement combining science fiction, fantasy, and elements of African culture, can influence the future of Africa. With his timely insights and expertise, he will also provide attendees with an inside look into how African cultures and identities are altering the world as we know it.
Dr. Toyin Falola is an African historian and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Falola is the pre-eminent African-born academic of our times, with a sprawling breadth of publications and contributions unrestrained by disciplinary boundaries, transcending all the traditional fields of the humanities and social sciences combined and covering a truly global geographical and cultural scope. He has published more than 150 books on Africa and the African Diaspora, and has spoken in more than sixty countries and across every continent.
The African Studies Speaker Series is a part of a Quality Money project brought to you by the University of Calgary’s Student Union.
Date and time
February 28, 2023
5:30pm – 7:30pm MST (01:30 – 03:30 +1 Day WAST)
Location: Craigie Hall C105