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.
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
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