Beverly Stoeltje lecture: “Queen Mothers in Contemporary Asante in Ghana: Authority or Decorative Symbol?”

October 15, 2014
12:00 pmto1:15 pm

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

AFR_Lecture_Series_Poster_Fall_14_WEBFall African Studies Lecture Series: Women and Gender in Africa

Dr. Stoeltje is Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Over her long career, she has researched and published on topics such as performance, ritual, nationalism, gender, and anthropology of law. Geographically her research focuses on Ghana, West Africa and American West. She has received funding from Fulbright-Hays Research Scholar Grant, Weatherhead Resident Scholar, and USIA Linkage Grant on Performance. Sponsored by the University of Oregon African Studies Program, Oregon Humanities Center, Office of International Affairs, Folklore Program, Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Center for Media and Educational Technologies.

All talks in this series are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. If faculty or graduate students are interested in meeting the speaker over a meal or a private meeting, please contact Melissa Graboyes at graboyes(at)