Enacting African-ness: Dutch Wax Cloth, 'Africa,' and 'the Global'

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

Amah Edoh 10/8/15

Amah Edoh
Thurs. 10/08/15
4pm in 2-105

In this talk, Amah Edoh traces the trajectory of wax cloth (also known as “African print cloth”) from Holland to Togo to elucidate how African-ness is being imagined and produced visually and materially in the present historical moment.

Edoh’s research interests focus on the interplay of place and expertise in the politics of knowledge production, with a particular emphasis on Africa and material culture.

She was a 2004 Fulbright Scholar to Zambia and holds a Masters in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Edoh is currently a PhD candidate in MIT’s Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society.

Sponsored by: Global Borders Research Collaborative in MIT Global Studies and Languages

AMAH EDOH