Room Annex D
South Africa's Fragile Democracy
Speaker: Anene Ejikeme, Ph.D. Associate Professor, History, Trinity University
Educated on five continents, Anene Ejikeme received her PhD from Columbia University in 2003. A specialist in modern African history, she studies the politics of gender and economic development in colonial and postcolonial Africa. She is completing a manuscript, "From Traders to Teachers," an analysis of the changes in women's lives in Onitsha, an important Nigerian market town in the twentieth century. The life of the boxer, Hogan "Kid" Bassey, 1957 world welterweight champion and Nigerian nationalistic icon, is the subject of her next project. She is co-editing a volume titled "Black Women Travel," a collection of travel narratives. Prior to coming to Trinity, Anene taught at Barnard College in New York, where she served as the Director of the Pan-African Studies Program from 2001 to 2003.
Dr. Anene Ejikeme is the Executive Director for The Africa Network, http://www.theafricanetwork.org, whose mission is to develop and enhance a lasting presence for Africa in the academic programs and campus life of the nation’s liberal arts institutions.