Jordan A. Fenton, Assistant Professor of Art History at Miami University, Ohio, will explore what it means to perform a masquerade. This talk will bring to the fore the voices of Calabar masqueraders themselves to challenge received wisdom about masquerade performance.  Fenton will share insights from research conducted over the last 10 years on the masquerade culture in the city of Calabar, Nigeria.

We will meet in Bravo restaurant at 6pm for a reception before the talk.