The Council on African Studies Lecture Series presents:
Oyeronke Oyewumi, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook: “What is not in a Name? Comprehending The Epistemic Value of African Personal Names.”
Professor Oyewumi has taught courses on gender and globalization and feminist theory. Her research interests include the sociology of gender, knowledge and culture, comparative historical-sociology, feminist theory, transnational feminisms, social theory, social inequalities in local, regional, and global systems, African studies, post-colonial studies and modernities.
She is the author of ‘African Women and Feminism: Reflecting on the Politics of Sisterhood’ and ‘Gender Epistemologies in Africa: The Gendering of African Traditions, Spaces, Social Identities, and Institutions (New Approaches to Conflict Analysis)’