The Critical Research on Africa Series Allows you to Hear from African Studies Experts

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The Critical Research on Africa Series offers a space for faculty and students to share their research projects on Africa and engage in critical discourse that improve understanding of the issues faced by the various countries in the continent and finding practical solutions. Join us for either of the Spring 2021 seminars below, and register at the following links.

The Persistence of Slavery: An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria
March 1 at 4 p.m.
Drawing from her book "The Persistence of Slavery: An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria", Robin Phylisia Chapdelaine of Duquesne University will speak about the evolution of child trafficking in Nigeria.

Medical Legitimacy: Childbirth, Authenticity, and Pluralism in Nigeria’s Faith-Based (Aladura) Birthing Homes
April 9 at noon
Ogechukwu Ezekwem Williams of Creighton University be discussing the history and professionalization of faith homes, highlighting the growth and significance of faith-based birthing institutions as primary maternal healthcare providers in Nigeria.