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Major-Minor in African Studies

The Major-Minor in African Studies is a multidisciplinary, pan-faculty program bringing together the Faculties of Social Sciences, Arts, Civil Law, Telfer and Education. Launched in autumn 2023, the program is based on a solid partnership with several academic and research institutions in various French-speaking African countries. This partnership, which is set to expand to other regions of the continent, both English- and Portuguese-speaking, involves the arrival of guest research professors to teach the core courses. This mobility gives the program a dynamic, cross-disciplinary approach, helping to deepen our knowledge of the diversity and complexity of African realities.

On October 11, a round table featuring eminent Africanists from different social science disciplines will open a discussion on the meaning of African Studies today, and the particular challenges that this type of program may face as universities move towards a decolonial perspective and epistemic justice.

The event will open with a word from the Dean of the FSS, Ms. Victoria Barham, after which the round table discussion will begin. It will be moderated by : Nathalie Mondain and Marie-Eve Desrosiers [subject to change].

  • Mr. Mamoudou Gazibo, Political Science, UdeM
  • Ms. Anne Calvès, Sociology, UdeM
  • Ms. Madeleine Wayack Pambè, ISSP, Université Ki Zerbo de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Jean-Alain Goudiaby, IEFSG, Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, Senegal

The round table will be followed by a bilingual question period.

09:00 - 09:10: Welcome (Steering committee of the major/minor)

09:10 - 09:30: Word from the Dean

09:30 - 09:45: Coffee

09:45 - 10:45: Round table

10:45 - 11:30: Bilingual Q&A

A buffet will be served to panelists and guests at the event.

The event is open to the faculty and student community.

The round table will be in French followed by a bilingual discussion with  the audience

Zoom link 

Meeting ID: 824 1577 2075

Secret code: 189503

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
Oct 11, 2023
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Format and location
In person, Virtual
Social Sciences Building (FSS)
FSS 4004
The round table will be in French followed by a bilingual discussion with the audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty and staff
Organized by
Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Anti-racism, Research Centre on the Future of Cities