>Crossing Boundaries


Judith Okely (Hull University, International Gender Studies Centre)

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism invites you to our biennial Obi Igwara Memorial Lecture entitled: “Crossing Boundaries,” featuring Judith Okely, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Hull University and Deputy Director of the International Gender Studies Centre.

This lecture is given in memory of Obi Igwara, who tragically passed away far too early. Obi Igwara was a founding member of the Association and these lectures focus on her research area: ethnicity and nationalism in Africa.

The theme of the lecture this year is anthropological research in Africa. Anthropologists may cross boundaries of nation, ethnicity, class, and culture, both far from, and within, presumed familiar territory. Professor Okely’s lecture draws on individual cross-cultural encounters and the anthropologists’ transformative experiences of fieldwork in Africa.

The event is free and open to the public. It takes place on Wednesday, January 27 at 18:00 in the Hong Kong Theatre at LSE, to be followed by a reception.