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Lilly Havstad Publishes Article on Afropolitics in Ted Lasso

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Still from Ted Lasso of Sam Obisanya smiling contently to his coach, Ted Lasso, who is facing away from the camera.

Lilly Havstad, Part-Time Lecturer in English, has published an article titled “Ted Lasso and the Afropolitan” for the website Africa Is A Country. In the article, Havstad explores the Afropolitan identity of one of the characters from the popular TV show “Ted Lasso,” rising Nigerian footballer Sam Obisanya, arguing that Sam’s “emerging political consciousness [is] rooted in the responsibility he feels to do right by his family and home country.”

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