The Institute of African Studies Presents: Brown Bag Series

The Institute of African Studies Presents: Brown Bag Series

Categories: Panel Discussions | Intended for

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Add to calendar

Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Julianna Moffatt, 613 520 2600 ext. 2229,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: African Studies
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The 2017 shooting of Kuki Gallmann and the whiteness of conservation in Kenya.

Graham R. Fox, PhD Candidate, Anthropology McGill University

Graham R. Fox: Recent conflict between pastoralists and white landowners in northern Kenya has reignited concerns about land inequality and the anti-social impacts of wildlife conservation in the country. This presentation explores the racial underpinnings of Kenya’s safari industry, and its relationship with the gentrification of nature, more globally. The talk highlights how some white landowners have styled themselves as conservation icons, while masking the whiteness of Kenya’s safari industry. In the process, I draw attention to the challenges pastoral communities face in making conservation and tourism work for them.