Remembering Tshikala Kayembe Biaya In-Memoriam Talk


WHEN March 18, 2022
1-2:15 PM EST WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi in New York Open to the Public

Congolese intellectual T.K. Biaya was a visiting scholar at NYU from 1996-1997 who prematurely passed away in 2002. His groundbreaking work ranges from urban culture and popular arts to religion, ethnicity, and gender; he is a profound thinker of the relationship between memory and heritage. Biaya’s scholarship is central to the intellectual history of Kinshasa and to conceptualizing the African city as a generative space that is fundamental to understanding global modernity. This session celebrates his work by bringing him back to Washington Square in memoriam.

* Time: 1:00-2:15pm Eastern Daylight Time 

Image courtesy of Milau Lutumba.

Organized by
  • Pedro Monaville, Assistant Professor of History and Global Network Assistant Professor of History, NYUAD
  • Duncan Yoon, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

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