Presenter/Author Information

Chi-Chi AyaloguFollow



Start Date

11-2-2023 5:00 PM

End Date

11-2-2023 6:15 PM


documentary form; diasporic activism; Nigerian diaspora; humanitarianism; crisis

Author/Speaker Biographical Statement(s)

Chichi Ayalogu is a doctoral student in Cultural Mediations at the Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University. Her research analyzes cultural productions within western-situated Nigerian communities that serve to memorialize crisis in Nigeria. She explores diasporic engagement in contradistinction to humanitarian activism which, although mobilized by crisis, calls upon historically racist paradigms between the West and Africa. She is also an instructor in Communications, and the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, at Algonquin College, Ottawa.


Nov 2nd, 5:00 PM Nov 2nd, 6:15 PM

Mobilizing Distance in Times of Crisis: The Aesthetics of Diasporic Witnessing as Nigerian Activist Sensibility