Anthropology lecture series continues with talk on masculinity in war and peace

Mike McGovern
Mike McGovern

The Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture Series continues on Nov. 5 with “Masculinity in War and Peace: Violent Mastery and the Search for Distinction in the Republic of Guinea.”

The lecture will be presented by Mike McGovern of the Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, and it will take place from 3 to 5pm at 519 Kaneff  Tower.

McGovern has spent time teaching anthropology at Yale University, and was previously the West Africa project director on the International Crisis Group. In his current position, he supervises PhD students working on topics related to West and East Africa.

McGovern is a political anthropologist with a focus on postcolonial societies in West Africa. He has published Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern (2013, University of Chicago Press) and Making War in Côte d’Ivoire (2011, University of Chicago Press).

The event will include light refreshments and is open to all. It is co-sponsored by Founders College and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.