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Dr. Rachel Jean-Baptiste, “The Ancient and the Modern: Customary and Civil Marriage and Family Law in Post-Colonial Gabon”

Dr. Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Department of History, UC-Davis “The Ancient and the Modern: Customary and Civil Marriage and Family Law in Post-Colonial Gabon” May 3, 2016. This talk addresses the complex issues surrounding competing systems of what counts as sanctioned marriage in current-day Gabon. Dr. Jean-Baptiste is a historian of colonial and post-colonial French-speaking Central and West Africa, with research interests in the history of sexuality, gender, and women’s history, marriage and family law, among other topics.