Taking part in the 2018 ASA conference in Atlanta

Katrien Pype and Jo Helle-Valle co-organised the work shop “Energizing Erotic Selves. Ethnographies of Seduction and Media in Sub-Saharan Africa.”, which took place on December 1st 2018.

The program:

Chairs: Jo Helle-Valle, Oslo and Akershus University and Katrien Pype, KU Leuven


Beth Buggenhagen (Indiana University) - Being Seen: The Circulation of Portraiture in Awa and Bingo Magazines

Tanja Bosch (University of Cape Town) - 'Liquid Love': South African Users' Experiences of Tinder

Jo Helle-Valle (Oslo and Akershus University) - Sexual Encounters: Romance, Gendered Identity, Instrumentality and New Media in Botswana

Katrien Pype (KU Leuven) - Bolingo Ya Face - Digital Marriages and Affective Labor in Kinshasa