Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Follow-on Discussion on Friday, February 26th
Dr. Nicholas Githuku
Sponsored by Intercultural and Diversity Center
Co-sponsored by UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar program
For Zoom link: http://bit.ly/IDCProgram
A free screening of Chris Rock's docu-comedy "Good Hair!" This documentary interrogates America's beauty fixation in an insightful way. Join us as we watch Good Hair together. There will be a follow-up open forum to discuss the film on Friday, February 26th at 5:30 pm, facilitated by Dr. Githuku.
Both links will be held using the following link: http://bit.ly/IDCProgram.
SPONSOR: UB Intercultural and Diversity Center
CO-SPONSOR: UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars program
Dr. Nicholas K. Githuku, assistant professor of African History at York College (CUNY), is the author of Mau Mau Crucible of War: Statehood, National Identity, and Politics of Postcolonial Kenya. His work focuses on Eastern Africa in general, and contemporary political history of Kenya in particular. His research interests include the history of capitalism; British national and imperial history; the intricate, inescapable and dialectical link between power or government legitimacy and resistance in the generic African state; and military, and (colonial and postcolonial) legal, history.
Areas of Interest/Special Expertise: History and evolution of the African state; philosophy of history; history of political ideas; human rights, development and democratic governance issues in Africa south of the Sahara; auto/biography theory and history; military history/evolution of international law of war (memory and memorialization of war).
PhD, African History, West Virginia University; Rotary International Mid-professional Certificate in Peace, Development and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok-Thailand; MA, Armed Conflict and Peace Studies (History), University of Nairobi; BA, Political Science & Public Administration and History, University of Nairobi
This presentation will be offered free of charge online.