Africana Studies 2014 News and Events
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Department of Africana Studies Sixth Annual Research Symposium
8:45 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Welcome Dr. Leonard A. Slade, Jr., Professor and Department Chair
9:20 a.m. Session One - Faculty Panel
Moderator - Dr. Kwadwo Sarfoh, Associate Professor
Dr. Oscar Williams "Scholarly Activism in the Age of Jim Crow: The Life
of John M. Gandy"
Prof. Robert Gluck "A Different Kind of Brew: Miles, Chick, Braxton,
Dr. Maurice Thornton "Critical Response to the 50th Anniversary of the March
on Washington, D.C."
Dr. Nicholas Creary "Chiral Interdiscursivity in the Poetry of B.W. Vilakazi,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch in Assembly Hall, Refreshments Provided
1:00 - 3:50 p.m. Session Two - Graduate Student Panel
Moderator - Ashley Okonkwo
Mahamadou Bagayoko "The 'Sinankunya': A Strategy to Prevent and Solve
Conflicts Between Communities in Mali"
Andrea Yarbrough-Morris "A Luta Continua: Black Students, Higher Education,
Chenelle Massey "Close Encounters of the Black Kind: Afrofuturism and its
Cultural Hacking of Science Fiction"
3:50 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks - Dr. Leonard A. Slade Jr., Professor and Department Chair
Co-Sponsored by UAS Albany
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
2013 Department of Africana Studies Celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in BA 118