Marie-Thérèse Atséna-Abogo

EDUCATION

Marie-Thérèse Atséna-Abogo
  • PhD in Anthropology and Communication, Laval U.
  • MA in Public Communication, Laval U.
  • BA in Communication and Media Studies, U. Ottawa

ABOUT

I was born in Francophone Cameroon and migrated to Canada in 2000. I have a double training in Anthropology (Ph.D. in Anthropology at Laval University in 2016) and Communications Studies (Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Ottawa in 2004 and Masters degree in Public Communication in Laval University, Quebec City in 2006).

After my fieldwork in Cameroon (as a Masters candidate) and couple of years in corporate institutions in homeland country Cameroon, I decided to take a shift in Anthropology to understand more about the African youth culture and the dynamics around media and cultural industries in Quebec City (doctoral fieldwork between 2010 and 2012).

I also explored many other African sites while working in UN Missions and Canadian International cooperation. I have presented my research findings at several conferences and seminars in Canada, the United States, France and Africa, as well as published some academic papers as well as articles (annual reviews) on socioeconomic and political issues in Laos. I am happy to continue to share and apply my practical years of experience in academia and international organizations with students at б俪.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ANTH 1100: Intro to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 1170: Anthropology in Developing Countries
  • ANTH 2020: Visual and Sensory Anthropology
  • ANTH 2200: Advances Concept and Practice in Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 2240: The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
  • ANTH 2250: The Anthropology of Music

RESEARCH AREAS

I like to define myself as culturalist and communication specialist. My main interests are the influence of globalization and cultural dynamics on youth and women, especially from African descent. My research in hip-hop culture and rap music in Cameroon and Quebec City is interdisciplinary and connects anthropology and communication. I focus on issues of youth subculture, globalization, black identity, social and economic inequalities, immigration and integration.

I also am interested in the empowerment of African women in conflicts and post-conflicts areas, and peacebuilding dynamics. My principal fieldwork is Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon, Mali, Senegal), but I also explored many other African sites while working in UN missions, humanitarian and Canadian non-profit organizations and international cooperations (in Quebec and Vancouver).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Atséna-Abogo, Marie-Thérèse (2019). « Hip-Hop and poverty: between cultural resistance and economic creativity»/ « Hip-hop et pauvreté : entre créativité économique et résistance dans l’industrie culturelle ». Revue Reflets. Printemps 2019. Université d’Ottawa. Link: https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/ref/2019-v25-n1-ref04873/1064670ar/abstract/

Atséna-Abogo, M.T et Sagna, Marie-Rosalie (2017). « Laos » (annual review of Laos) in L’Année francophone Internationale. AFI Link : www.agora-francophone.org/manifestations/annee-francophone-internationale-no25-2016-2017/article/laos-par-marie-therese-atsena-abogo-et-marie-rosalie-sagna

Atséna-Abogo, M.T et Sagna, Marie-Rosalie (2016). « Laos » (annual review of Laos) in L’Année francophone Internationale. AFI Link : http://www.agora-francophone.org/afi/afi-no24-2015-2016/pays-regions-24/article/laos-par-marie-therese-atsena-abogo-et-marie-rosalie-sagna

Atséna-Abogo, Marie-Thérèse (2015) « Les enjeux du hip-hop à Québec » in Agora Francophone Link: www.agora-francophone.org/societe/article/canada-quebec-les-enjeux-du-hip-hop-a-quebec

Atséna-Abogo, M.T. (2015« Laos » (annual review of Laos) in L’Année francophone Internationale. AFI Moumouni, C et Galy,A. (Eds.). vol. 23, p 96-99.

Atséna-Abogo, Marie-Thérèse (2014) « Book review of Sharma Nitasha Tamar, 2010. Hip Hop Desis. South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness. Durham, Londres, Duke University Press »,published in Anthropologie et sociétés. vol 38 :1. 2014 Presses de l'Université Laval.

Atséna-Abogo, Marie-Thérèse. (2014) « Book review of Perreau, Elodie, 2010. Le cycle des télénovelas au Brésil. Production et participation du public. Paris, Éditions L’Harmattan», published in Anthropologie et sociétés. vol 36 : 1-2 ,2014 Presses de l'Université Laval.

Atséna-Abogo, M.T. (2013). « Laos » (annual review of Laos), , Moumouni, C et Galy, A. (dir.). vol. 21 Atséna-Abogo, M.T. (2012). « Laos » (revue annuelle de l’actualité politique, économique et sociale du Laos), Moumouni, C et Hervouet, L. (dir.). vol. 20. Atséna-Abogo, M.T. (2011). « Les Hmongs sont-ils retournés en enfer? (revue annuelle de l’actualité politique, économique et sociale du Laos) » L’Année francophone Internationale, Moumouni, C et Hervouet, L. (dir.). vol.19. Lebel, E., M. Lavallée, A. Maaouia ;

Atséna-Abogo, M-T. ; Camara, Pape (2006). « Systèmes représentationnels et pratiques liés à la télévision ». Journal international des représentations sociales. 3(1). En ligne http://www.geirso.uqam.ca/jirso/ Lebel, E., M. Lavallée , Maaouia, A.,

Atséna-Abogo, M-T , Chamberlain, Julie (2005). « Programme de recherche sur les savoirs quotidiens liés à la télévision, les pratiques de réception et les pratiques éducatives ». Questionner l’internationalisation. Paris, Société française des sciences de l’information et de la communication (Sfic), ISBN 2-914872-06-02, pp. 529-535.