'Teeth and tongue jammed together'.domestic violence in Freetown, Sierra Leone.Paper at AAA. Anthropology Matters,Washington. November 29 - December 3 2017

01 November 2017

"Teeth and tongue jammed together" - domestic violence in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Abstract Based one on year of ethnographic fieldwork in Freetown, Sierra Leone on relationships and domestic violence, my paper maps the complex interconnection between domestic violence, gendered expectations generated by social, economic, and cultural conditions in a rapidly...

Past Speaking Events

01 June 2017

Witch trials and the Reweaving of Community. Uncertainty and Secret Societies in Post- Ebola Freetown Conference: International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ (IUAES) Inter-Congress World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge: engaging anthropology in public. Panel: Panel 449: Magic in contemporary settings of knowledge, practices, and the senses: Interrelations with science...

'Love hurts' Paper at International Gender Studies LMH Oxford University. 09.November 2017

01 June 2017

"Love hurts": the multifaceted lived experiences, ramifications and regulations of Intimate Partner Violence in Freetown, Sierra Leone Abstract Based on one year of ethnographic fieldwork on (sexual) relationships, domestic violence and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in post-war and post Ebola Freetown, Sierra Leone, this paper maps the complex interconnection between...

'winning at a losing game' Paper at ECAS7, the 7th European Conference on African Studies Basel. 29 June - 1 July 2017.

01 June 2017

winning at a losing game: love, friendship and the everyday in Freetown, Sierra Leone Abstract Paper Short Abstract: Through accompanying members of the ‘Eat as You Can’ social club in Freetown in their day-to-day lives, this paper focuses on love relationships and explores the interconnection between material, cultural and social...

'Relationship's many faces' Paper at 2nd Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference, Vienna. 31 August - 2 September 2017

01 June 2017

Relationship’s many faces: love, sex and (a)romanticism in Freetown, Sierra Leone Abstract In Sierra Leone, secret societies and local traditions have previously provided the script for the country’s sex role plan based on gender parallelism. Since the civil war (1991-2002) these standards of womanhood and manhood have been confronted with...

'Perpetrators?!' Paper on the Sexual Offenses Act in Sierra Leone at the Global Prisons Research Network & Security Roundtable Meeting. Amsterdam. 2 & 3 November 2017

01 June 2017

"Perpetrators?!": The consequences of the Sexual Offenses Act for young men accused of sexually penetrating their girlfriends in Sierra Leone Abstract In 2012 Sierra Leone ratified the Sexual Offenses Act, which raised the age of consent to 18 and criminalised all forms of sexual relationships with minors. This act is...

'sharing scarcity' Paper at Interdisciplinary Poverty Research Conference. Salzburg. 21 & 22 September 2017.

01 June 2017

"Sharing scarcity": young men’s friendships in Freetown. Abstract ‘Eat as You Can’, a social club of young men in Freetown Sierra Leone was founded by childhood friends from poor backgrounds who in the absence of having families to support them, spend most of their time together and established the club...

'masculinities and sexual practices among young men in Freetown, Sierra Leone' Paper at Doing Sex, Men and Masculinities Conference. Newcastle. 13 & 14 July 2017.

01 June 2017

Bambrusing, bossing, sexing, romancing: masculinities and sexual practices among young men in Freetown, Sierra Leone Abstract Through accompanying members of the ‘Eat as You Can’ social club in Freetown in their dayto-day lives, this paper examines conceptions of masculinities and sexual practices among young men in Sierra Leone and explores...

'smart loving in constrained environments' Paper at LOVA Conference. Ethnographies of Gender and Mobility, VU Amsterdam. July 5-7 2017

01 June 2017

"Smart" loving in constrained environments: Negotiating social and economic mobility in urban Sierra Leone Abstract While movement has been explored largely in connection with migration, moving through life, manoeuvring its flow and negotiating possibilities for stirring its course features heavily in Young people’s lives in Sierra Leone. Through accompanying members...

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