African scholar leads round table Oct. 9

Scholar

Join the schools of Modern Languages and Literature, Media and Communication Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Bill Moore Student Success Center Theater for a round table discussion featuring scholar Oulimata Gueye. This event is sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library.

New technologies and the soaring accessibility of media production in recent decades have allowed African countries to challenge their place on the cultural world scene. Gueye’s research focuses on the impact of digital technology on urban popular culture in Africa, and on the imaginary worlds it produces.

The round table will center on Gueye’s project Non-Aligned Utopias with scholars working on Afrofuturism and African history, media and expression, such as Dr. Susanna Morris (Georgia Tech), Dr. Subha Xavier (Emory University), Dr. Gladys Francis (Georgia State University), Dr. Alix Pierre (Spelman College) and Samba Sy (Georgia Tech).