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Dr. Sanou Palm Valentine

Posted by lamacs On July - 15 - 2015


Our 2015 Researcher in Residence is Dr. Valentine SANOU PALM. Dr. Sanou Palm holds a PhD in Semiotics, Literature and Film Studies. She is part of the teaching and researcher team of the Doctoral School Humanities and Communication (LESHCO), Language Laboratory, Speech and Artistic Practices (LaDiPA), in the Department of Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Communication (UFR/LAC) at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Her research focuses on issues of semiotic transfers and theory of  adaptation and cultural transfer in  oral tradition, writing and cinema.

Decentering Canadian History Studies

Posted by lamacs On July - 10 - 2015

For many Canadians, the history of African-Canadians is limited to the Underground Railroad. It’s a history that some historians are working to expand upon. Boulou Ebanda de B’Béri, professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of Ottawa, and co-editor of “The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent’s Settlements and Beyond,” joins The Agenda in the Summer to discuss his efforts to move African-Canadian history out of the margins. Watch Prof. Boulou Ebada de B’béri’s interview with Piya Chattopadhyay here.

Osée Kamga

Posted by lamacs On July - 10 - 2015

Osée Kamga, Ph.D., is a specialist in communication and international development. For 15 years now, Dr. Kamga has been working on the issues of uses of digital technologies to foster social changes in Africa. His field of interest encompasses the strategies of penetration and expansion by international communication corporations, changes in national regulatory systems to meet globalization imperatives, as well as the modes of appropriation and uses of digital technologies in the developing world. His research approach is well at the confluence of the political economy of international communications and the cultural studies. Kamga’s recent publications include the following items: