tedxeuston.com Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in African Studies from Yale University. She was a 2005-2006 Hodder Fellow at Princeton, where she taught introductory fiction. Chimamanda is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2009, her collection of short stories, The Thing around Your Neck was published. She was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker and was recently the guest speaker at the 2012 annual commonwealth lecture. She featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine, celebrated as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She currently divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
Intro and Outro music by Kadialy Kouyate performed at TEDxEuston 2011. You can view the full performance here: youtu.be/KUfD5WGL3hw.
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Feminist Panel - 1996 (The audio for this video is weak, so please be sure to turn up your sound when viewing.)
The panel includes: Stephanie Riger, Alice Dan, Rebecca Campbel, and Margaret Strobel. They are interviewed by students in Jim Kelly's history of community psychology course at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As can be noted when viewing the video, Dr Riger was Director of the Women's Studies program at UIC, and had a background in psychology and women's studies. Dr Dan was a faculty member in the School of Nursing at UIC, and Director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender. She has a background in human development, and Health Psychology from the University of Chicago. Dr Campbel was a faculty member in the Psychology Department, community psychology program, at UIC. Dr Strobel studied African History at UCLA, was working on comparative women's history between Africa and Asia, and was a Professor of Women's Studies and History at UIC.
Kelly, J. G., Dalton, J., & Francisco, V. T. (Year, Month Day). Feminist Panel on Community Psychology [Video file]. Retrieved from vimeo.com/73239802.