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Professor Eames on The New Africa
September 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Bates College Associate Professor of Anthropology, Elizabeth Eames, will speak on The New Africa, Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 pm at the Witherle Memorial Library in Castine. Eames is the 2nd in the three-part series, The World in Your Library made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.
Since the late ‘80’s, Dr. Elizabeth Eames has been teaching courses in Comparative Gender Relations, Contemporary Africa, Economic Anthropology, and, more recently, Cinema Studies. Dr. Eames received her first degree from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. A book, based upon her fieldwork among the Yoruba, called “The Politics of Wealth in Southwestern Nigeria: Why Ondo’s Women Went to War” was published by Mellen Press in 2013. She is currently engaged in research with Somali immigrants to the state of Maine. She is a proud resident of Lewiston’s downtown.
This presentation is hosted by the Witherle Memorial Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference: The New Africa, February 19-21, 2016.