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The Queen Nzinga Lecture Series, Birkbeck University of London, Saturday 23rd March

This event is delivered in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London Saturday 23 March 6pm to 9.30pm. This event will start at 6pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat. Venue: Room B04, Birkbeck University of London, 43 Gordon Square WC1H, Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. This lecture is a continuation of the previously over-subscribed Black Women in Academia event where a desire for further talks was expressed as well as the need for a Black Women in Academia Support Group. Dr Michelle Asantewa will present an update on the group.
This lecture features two more African/Caribbean women who have achieved, or are on their way to achieving, Phd's. They will speak about their experiences in academia as well join an extended Q and A to expand on their revelations.
see sample of previous lecture here
Speakers include:
Ekua Agha Phd Candidate and lecturer at Birkbeck . Her first degree was in Political Science, she then did an MA in French and Francophone Studies at Westminster. Her doctoral thesis is on Post Colonial Studies and the representations of gender and the past and present invention of Africa.
Veronica Mason, is a Senior Lecturer and the Degree Course Leader for the BSc Youth Studies Programme within the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University. As a professionally qualified Youth and Community Worker with over 10 years youth work experience, she holds a MA Degree in Applied Anthropology, Community and Youth Work, a BSc Degree in Sociology and Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. . Veronica has worked with a range of organisations including Havering’s Social Services and Youth Service, Tower Hamlets Youth Offending Team & Youth Service and the London East Connexions Partnership. held roles such as Deputy Manager, Project Co-ordinator, Senior Youth Worker and YISP Preventions Officer (YOT)
Dr Michelle Asantewa, is an English and Creative writing lecturer at London Met University. She has also curated several black history film events at the university and spoke on womens resistance in 18th century literature at the first Queen Nzinga Lecture last year.

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