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John McAllister

Country: Vancouver, Canada

Qualification: Ph.D. in English; Queen’s University at Kingston

Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.

  1. Instructor profile
John is a published author and he obtained his Ph.D. from the reputed Queen’s University at Kingston in Canada. He has presented his work at more than 20 international conferences including those held in the U.S., Germany, Ireland, and South Africa. He also has several publications to his credit.
  • Ph.D. English | 1985 | Queen’s University at Kingston
  • M.A. English | 1977 | University of Toronto
  • B.A. English | 1975 | University of Toronto
  • “Botswana: A historical and contemporary look at LGBTQ issues in this southern African nation.” The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History. New York: Scribner’s, forthcoming, 2019.
  • “Where Do We Go from Here? A call for critical reflection on queer/LGBTIA+ activism in Africa.” Pambazuka News, 12 May, 2016. Nairobi: Fahamu https://www.pambazuka.org/gender-minorities/where-do-we-go-here(co-authored with Liesl Theron and Mariam Armisen)
  • “LGBT Activism and ‘Traditional Values’: Promoting Dialogue through Indigenous Cultural Values in Botswana.” Boldly Queer: African Perspectives on Same-sex Sexuality and Gender Diversity. The Hague: HIVOS, 2015: 41-48.
  • “Tswanarising Global Gayness: The ‘unAfrican’ Argument, Western Gay Media Imagery, Local Responses and Gay Culture in Botswana.” Culture, Health and Sexuality 15 (1) 2013: 1-14.
  • “Rules for Being Good: Exoticism and Nostalgia in McCall Smith’s Botswana Novels.” In Kemmonye Monaka, John McAllister, Sibonile Ellece, and Tiro Sebina, eds. Mapping Africa in the English Speaking World. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2010: 2-11.
  • “Knowing Native, Going Native: Travel Writing, Cognitive Borderlines and the Sense of Belonging in Doris Lessing’s African Laughter and Dan Jacobson’s The Electronic Elephant.” In Mbongeni Malaba and Geoffrey V Davis, eds. Zimbabwean Transitions: Essays on Zimbabwean Literature in English, Ndebele and Shona. Matatu: Harare, 2007: 25-38.
  • “Horrid Visions: Sickness, Perception and Mastery in African Exploration.” In Susan Arndt and Marek von Brisinski, eds. Africa, Europe and (Post)Colonialism: Racism, Migration and Diaspora in African Literatures. Bayreuth African Studies 77. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006: 115-124.
  • “Understanding HIV and AIDS.” In John McAllister, ed. Human Rights and HIV: A Manual for Action. Gaborone: Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), 2005: 2-34.
  • “These White Men Know Everything: Technology Encounters, Comedy and Ambivalence in African Exploration.” In Carlotta von Maltzan, ed. Africa and Europe: En/Countering Myths. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2003.
  • “Vision, Discourse and Loss in African Laughter: Deconstructing the Epistemology of the Northern Traveller.” Doris Lessing Studies 2 (2002): 15-24.
  • Play Interpretation and the Actor’s Craft. Nairobi: College of Education and External Studies, 1994 “Conversion, Seduction, and Medicine in Smollett’s Ferdinand Count Fathom.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 1 (1989): 319-333.
  • “Smollett’s Hygiene of the Passions and Affections in Roderick Random and Peregrine Pickle.” Mosaic: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 22 (1989): 121-30.
  • “Smollett’s Semiology of Emotions: The Symptomatology of the Passions and Affections in Roderick Random and Peregrine Pickle.” English Studies in Canada 14 (1988): 286-96.
Conference Papers
  • “Where Do We Go from Here? Communication Strategies for Effective Activism.” Reimagining Global Solidarities for LGBTQI Empowerment in Africa. Department of Global Development Studies, Queen’s University at Kingston, 21-23 October, 2016.
  • “Culture, Consensus, and Sexual Citizenship in Botswana: Towards an Alternative Strategy for MSM Risk Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa.” First African Conference on Key Populations in the HIV Epidemic. Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and University of Oslo. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 19-22 August, 2013.
  • “LGBT Activism and ‘Traditional Values’: Promoting Dialogue through Indigenous Cultural Values in Botswana.” Second African Same-Sex Sexualities and Gender Diversity Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 17-20 March, 2014.
  • “Mr Natural: ‘Gayness,’ African Identities, and Citizenship in Botswana.” Love, Sex, Desire and the (Post)colonial. Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 28-9 October, 2011.
  • “Gayness, Neo-Colonialism and ‘African’ Values in Botswana.” African Same-Sex Sexualities and Gender Diversity: Practices, Identities, Communities. HIVOS. Pretoria, South Africa, 13-16 February, 2011.
  • “Rules for Being Good: Exoticism and Nostalgia in McCall Smith’s Botswana Novels.”
  • Mapping Africa in the English Speaking World. Gaborone, Botswana, 6-10 July, 2009.
  • “Exodus from Tradition: The Re-invention of an ‘African’ Voice.” African Voices. South African Society for Research in Music, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 21-23 August, 2008.
  • “Scourge of Our Convictions: Lexical Sabotage in the Discourse of HIV and AIDS.”
  • OSSREA (Botswana) National Conference on HIV/AIDS, Vulnerable Groups, Human Rights and Development in Botswana. Gaborone, 15-16 November, 2007.
  • “Slammin’ in GC: Performance Poetry Revival or Post-Colonial Fashion Statement?”
  • Theatre in Africa – Africa in the Theatre. International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Annual Conference. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 10-15 July, 2007.
  • “Using Popular Media to Improve Public Understanding of Health Issues and Choices: HIV/Aids and Future Positive Magazine in Botswana,” Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) 6th Annual Conference. Western University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya, 22-25 November, 2005.
  • “White Noise: ‘Talking’ Pictures in Colonial and Postcolonial African Travel Writing.”
  • Enemies of Empire. University of Limerick, Ireland, 11-13 June, 2004.
  • “Strange Visions: Sickness, Perception, and Mastery in African Travel Writing.” Versions and Subversions. Versions/Subversions: International Conference on African Literatures. Humboldt University, Berlin, 1-4 May, 2002. Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • “Murderous World: Hunting, Nature and Power in Explorers’ Narratives.” Literature and Globalization. Annual Conference of the African Association of Teachers of Language and Literature. University of Botswana, 3-6 August, 2001.
  • “Fruit Salts to 4WD: The Comedy of Technology in the Northern Discourse of Africa.”
  • Africa and Europe: Myths, Masks, Masquerades. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2-5 April, 2001.
  • “Knowing Native: Cognitive Borderlines and Postcolonial Nostalgia and the Sense of Belonging in Doris Lessing’s African Laughter and Dan Jacobson’s The Electronic Elephant.” Scanning Our Past, Reading Our Future: A Centennial Celebration of Zimbabwean Literature. University of Zimbabwe, Harare, 17-19 January, 2001.
  • “Principles of Social Marketing for NGOs.” Reforming the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya. ANPPCAN Kenya, Nairobi, 13 September, 1999.
  • “The Family as a Communication Unit.” Communicating in the Family. Octawns Communications, Nairobi, 4 July 1994.
  • “Sir Launcelot Greaves and the Politics of Hypochondria.” Fiction and Science. Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. University of California at Berkeley, 22-24 February, 1989.

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