University of Wisconsin–Madison




PLEASURE AND THE PLEASUREABLE in Africa and the African Diaspora is hosted by African Cultural Studies and the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with additional support from:

Anonymous Fund,
Germaine Brée Fund,
Institute for Research in the Humanities,
Institute for Regional and International Studies,
the Middle East Studies Program,
African Diaspora Cluster & African Diaspora, and the Atlantic World Research Circle,
Center for the Humanities,
Department of English, UW- Madison,
Creative Writing Program, Department of English, UW- Madison,
and the Wisconsin Book Festival




Teju Olaniyan – Conference convener and UW-Madison professor of African Cultural Studies and English Interdisciplinary Research

William E. Bach – Department Administrator, African Cultural Studies

Aleia McCord – Associate Director of the African Studies Program

Kirsten Jacobson – Program Assistant to the African Studies Program