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Eye on Africa: African Studies Center Weekly Speaker Series. Scroll down to see Speaker information. Full list of speakers: africa.isp.msu.edu
Eye on Africa
The African Studies Center Weekly Speaker Series
For more information on the Eye on Africa series, including a full list of speakers, visit https://africa.isp.msu.edu/programs/eye-africa/
Jan 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Feb 4, 2021 12:00 PM
Feb 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Feb 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Mar 4, 2021 12:00 PM
Mar 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Mar 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Apr 1, 2021 12:00 PM
Apr 8, 2021 12:00 PM
Apr 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Apr 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Apr 29, 2021 12:00 PM
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Speakers

Dr. Asanda Benya
Senior lecturer Department of Sociology @University of Cape Town
Asanda-Jonas Benya is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Her work focuses on the intersection of gender, class and race. Her current research is an ethnographic study of women underground miners in South Africa’s platinum mines and looks at the construction of gendered subjectivities of women in the underground mining world. She has published in labour and feminist journals in areas of women in mining, gender and the extractive industries, labour and social movements, social and economic justice. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the African Humanities Program (AHP) fellowship (2019) and the Atlantic Fellowship on Racial Equity (AFRE) (2018). She serves as an editorial board member of the Ubuntu Dialogues Project. She is also active outside of the university as a board member of several national NGOs.
Dr. Johanne Pelletier
Quantitative Ecologist/Environmental Scientist @CGIAR Standing Panel on Impace Assessment
Johanne Pelletier is a quantitative ecologist/environmental scientist with expertise in remote sensing, working on impact evaluation for the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment. Her research interest focuses on understanding of the impacts of human interactions with terrestrial ecosystems through land-use/cover change, with the goal of mitigating climate change, sustaining ecosystem services and improving livelihoods. She earned her PhD at McGill University (Canada) and with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama). She played a leadership role on a NASA-funded project focusing on improving estimates of carbon emissions and removals from land-cover change in Southern and Eastern Africa as a postdoctoral fellow at the Woodwell Climate Research Center. She was selected for a highly competitive NatureNet Fellowship by the Nature Conservancy at Cornell University.
Dr. Lily Kpobi and Dr. Ursula Read