Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies ⎻ Washington and Lee University

The Washington and Lee University (W&L) Africana Studies Program welcomes applications for a visiting assistant professorship in Africana Studies that will begin July 1, 2024. For this position, we seek an individual with interdisciplinary training whose teaching and research engage with Africana Studies. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to Africana Studies, a first-year writing seminar on a topic of their choosing, and upper-level courses in their area of specialization. Candidates whose teaching and research engage religion, health, food studies, contemporary music, or film are particularly welcome. At the discretion of the Dean of the College, this position can be renewed.

Politics of Criticism, Criticism of Politics ⎻ On Being an Academic and an Intellectual in the Postcolony

This conference, in honor of Ambroise Kom, is an invitation to reflect on the decolonization of methodological approaches, a sine qua non for restoring the dignity of African peoples and a prerequisite for the emergence of a new humanism in Africa. We propose engaging in a reflection inspired by his work, through a focus on what might be called a form of inopportune thought, which intersects with the reverberations of a reflection that, praising dissidence, calls for the duty of indignation.