Based on field research conducted in Eritrea and the US, Dr. Hepner will discuss how the contemporary Eritrean diaspora and nation-state are bound together in an historical transnational social field that simultaneously enables and represses new forms of governance and civic participation. Eritrea emerges as a fascinating example of nationalism and nation-state building in an era of intensified global and transnational processes.
Tricia Redeker Hepner earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University in 2004. She is currently a lecturer in anthropology at UC Irvine and has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. She is co-editing a collection of essays on the global Eritrean diaspora and serves on the executive committee of the Eritrean Studies Association.
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Date: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10367 Bunche Hall (10th floor
enter Hilgard Ave. and Wyton Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $7.
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center