Save the date! On March 6th, the Department of Anthropology is excited to announce the second guest lecturer of the new annual Anthropology Lecture Series. The series invites prominent anthropologists from across the world to speak to the community. This lecture will feature Sara Thiam, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University. The lecture,“Perpetrator-less Child Trafficking in West African Qur’anic Schools: Forced Begging, Aid and Children’s Rights in Senegal and Mali,” will take place in Mather Memorial 201 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Light refreshments will be available.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Thiam’s research is on the promotion of rights for migratory Qur’anic school students in Senegal and Mali. Her interests include global children’s rights promotion and children’s rights in practice; the study of compassion, charity, and religion in relation to suffering; transnational aid, cross-cultural childhoods and discipline; and francophone West Africa.