Professor David Pratten presents showcase at the British Academy

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Professor David Pratten, our Associate Professor in Social Anthropology presented his showcase 'Militant Masks: Youth, Performance and Insecurity in Nigeria' at the British Academy in London this past weekend for their Summer Showcase.

'My research is about the story of a masquerade called agaba. Masquerades are often seen as repositories of tradition. But this is a story of a thoroughly modern, militant mask – a story that encounters Nobel laureates, James Bond, the Oscars, Tupac and Delta warlords…' says Pratten in his blog post on the British Academy website. You can find the link here to read more.