Following a previous workshop on the same topic in March, this event continues to feature the thought and legacy of the Congolese intellectual, T.K. Biaya, who was a visiting scholar at NYU from 1996-1997, but prematurely passed away in 2002. Biaya’s 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. The session situates Biaya as 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 second workshop brings together a small group of researchers in African studies and centers on the preparation of a special issue of a journal in memory of Biaya.

Organized by
  • Pedro Monaville, Assistant Professor of History and Global Network Assistant Professor of History and 19 WSN Faculty Fellow, NYUAD
  • Duncan Yoon, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU; 19 WSN Faculty Fellow, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

NYUAD Institute

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