Dr. Nicholas Githuku, UB CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar: A Screening of "Good Hair!" with UB Intercultural Diversity Center

Good Hair! Screening

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Follow-on Discussion on Friday, February 26th

5:30 pm

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


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Cartoon by bwana Mdogo, 2021

Free Screening of Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and Follow-on Discussion

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

REGISTER HERE: Please go to this Zoom link for the event: http://bit.ly/IDCProgram

Facilitator Bio

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Dr. Nicholas K. Githuku

UB CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar (Dept. of History)

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.