13th Annual Africana Studies Research Symposium - October 29, 2021

The Department of Africana Studies will be holding its 13th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, October 29, 2021. The symposium will be held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Campus Center Boardroom, Room 192. The event is co-sponsored by UAS Albany. The schedule of the symposium is listed below:

9:00: Registration – Light Breakfast Refreshments Provided

9:15: Welcome – Dr. Marcia Sutherland, Associate Professor and Department Chair

9:30 – 12:00: Faculty Panel

  • Moderator – Dr. Marcel Kitissou
  • Dr. David Glovsky, “Cross-Border Migration in West Africa:Tracing Family and Community Connections between Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau”
  • Dr. David Agum, “Africana Studies in the 21st Century: Challenges, Relevance, and Prospects”
  • Dr. Jennifer Burns, “Defending Black Freedom: Three incidents at Troy, NY, Preceding the American Civil War”
  • Dr. Marcia Sutherland, “Nonverbal Behavior Among People of African Descent”
  • Closing Response – Dr. Marcia Sutherland

12:00 – 1:30: Break for Lunch - Refreshments Provided

1:30 – 2:00: Meet and Greet