Monday, March 20, 2023 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm
OCGE 107
Rogers Orock

You are cordially invited to join the Africana Studies as they welcome Dr. Rogers Orock for his lecture "The New 'Magic' of Power? Freemasonry and Postcolonial Homophobia in Central Africa." Rogers Orock is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Louisiana State University. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His work is focused on elites, leadership, and postcolonial political imagination in West and Central Africa through ethnographic and literary approaches that emphasize the value of everyday life in the popular grammars of power and struggles for meaning. His latest research is a collaborative study (with Peter Geschiere) of Freemasonry, postcolonial homophobia, and illicit enrichment of elites in Francophone Central Africa.

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Africana Studies