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Lilly Havstad Publishes Article on Afropolitics in Ted Lasso

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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