Academic Follies

2006-05-06

A few blocks away from my house over at the University of Denver, the Iliff School of Theology recently held a lecture in its continuing series on "Cultural Contexts of Queerness", entitled "Homosexuality in Southern Africa and Gender Fluidity in African Divination Practices" (with a special focus on Zimbabwe). I am not making this up. Where do they get this stuff? How out of touch can academics be if they don't realize that the poor people suffering under the military dictatorship of Robert Mugabe have a lot more to worry about in life than the role of gender fluidity in African divination practices?


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