BLSA presents Charlotte Walker-Said, "The HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa and the Creation of 'Diseased Minorities'"
Charlotte Walker-Said is a Human Rights Lecturer at the University of Chicago and an African historian by training. Recently, her research has focused on gender, religion, governance, and economic expansion in West and Equatorial Africa. In her capacity as an Africanist, she has also contributed to studies conducted by non-governmental organizations and multilateral institutions operating in Africa. She received her doctoral degree in December 2009 from the Department of History at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her first book, tentatively titled, "Traditional Marriage for the Modern Nation: Family Formation and the Politics of Religion in Colonial and Post-Colonial Cameroon" will reveal the complex nature of religion, sexuality, nationalism, and family law in Cameroon. This talk, which was recorded on December 1, 2011, was sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.