Date(s) - 03/31/2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Schutte, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communications Studies and the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University, will share their research into this field in an upcoming colloquium on March 31 at 11:30 a.m. The virtual lecture, “Made in Others’ Wor(l)ds: Personhood and the Angloscene in Afro-Chinese Beijing,” asks the question, What is it like to be an African student in Beijing? and will address how globalized forces are shaping China-Africa educational encounters. Access the lecture via MS Teams here: https://col.st/bVFrp
Ke-Schutte was studying and teaching in Beijing, China, when a Nigerian classmate opened their eyes to an interesting paradox. The colleague was one day surprised to see a yellow school bus – common in the U.S. and American media but less so in Asia – with English-language writing on its side parked near a noodle shop at a crowded intersection.
The scene captured the collision of globalized forces and what Schutte terms the “Angloscene,” referring to the influence of Euro-American language and objects and materials within Sino-South settings and cultures. With attention to the growing populations of Africans in China and Asia, Schutte’s research explores how intersectionality – the interconnectedness of gender, race, class and other social factors – along with cultures and languages impact how people communicate and experience places – and identities of personhoods.