CIE in Collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Holds Public Lecture

A Professor from the Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, USA, has delivered a public lecture on the the topic “Caribbean Masculinity and Enslavement”. The Centre for International Education (CIE) in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science organized the lecture. The lecture was to explain the issue of the construction and performance of masculinity in the context of slavery. In his presentation, Professor Linden F. Lewis, who is an Associate Dean of Social Sciences at the Bucknell University, indicated that slavery as an institution was fundamentally an economic phenomena. He said slavery had a profound social, cultural, psychological, demographic, political and environmental implications for the Caribbean. The Head of Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Brempong Osei-Tutu, remarked that the lecture was part of the efforts to strengthen the collaboration between the two universities. Dr. Osei-Tutu said, it was important that the lecture interrogated how men in Commonwealth Caribbean constructed their masculinity under enslavement from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the first four decades of the nineteenth century. The Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme, who chaired the function, commended the Prof. Lewis for availing himself for the lecture. Present at the lecture were the Junior Assistant Registrar of CIE, Mr. Alfred Ghartey, Faculty members and students of the University.