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Conference Schedule

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2014 Africa Conference--University of Texas at Austin, April 4-6, 2014


 

Friday

 

Panel Session A : 11:00AM-12:30PM

 

A1: Resistance and Nationalist Expressions in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: SAC 1.106

Chair: Moyo Okediji, Art and Art History Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Between Afrocentricity and Afrolatinidad: Identity Construction as a Revolutionary Practice

Ashley D. Aaron, San Francisco State University

 

Revolutionizing the Homeland: The Philosophical Relevance of Nigerians in Diaspora

Oladele Abiodun Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

 

Re-Membering Samson OtherWise: Resistance, Revolution, and Relationality within The Carnivalesque-Creolized Chronotope of Judges 13-16

               A. Paige Rawson, Drew University

 

Reconstructing Jamaican Nationalism: Five Centuries of Culture, Resistance, and Identity Formation

Ben Weiss, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Nobody Knows De Troubles I’ve Seen: A Discourse Analysis of Selected Afro-American Protest Music and Their Relevance to Contemporary Issues

Stephen Olusoji, University of Lagos, Nigeria

 

Back to Africa: Roy Campbell’s Voorslag (1926) and its Political Protest against Racial Inequality in the Union of South Africa

Michael Sharp, Universidad de Puerto Rico

 

 

A2: Music, Creativity, and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: SAC 1.118

Chair: Steven J. Salm, Department of History, Xavier University of Louisiana

 

Analysis of Forms and Instruments in Bembe Music: A Study of Obafemi Owode, L.G. Abeokuta Ogun State

Oni Abayomi, Waterman College, Nigeria

 

Aganyin Musical Tradition in Lagos State, Nigeria: A Diasporic Approach

Samuel Toyin Ajose, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Queens in Flight: Fela’s Afrobeat Queens, Performance and Transnational Imagination in the Production of “Black” Feminist Diasporas

Dotun Ayobade, University of Texas at Austin

 

Reggae Music as Expression of African Culture in Diaspora

C. Izeoma Chinda, Rivers State College Of Arts and Science

C.D. Chuku, Rivers State College Of Arts and Science

Amugo Frank, Rivers State College Of Arts and Science

 

The Profits of Slavery and the Furtherance of Music

David Hunter, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Fela on Broadway: Seeing Fela Anikulapo Kuti through the Eyes of the Fela! Musical

Albert Oikelome, University of Lagos, Nigeria

 

A Marriage of Inconvenience: Miriam Makeba’s Marriage to Stokely Carmichael and Its Impact on Her Recording Career in the United States

            Tyler Fleming, University of Louisville

 

A3:  Africans Abroad: The Homeland and the Politics of Relevance

Location: SAC 2.120

Chair: Mickie Mwanzia Koster, The University of Texas at Tyler

 

Nigerians in Diaspora and the Challenges of Good Governance: A Rescue Mission

Lalude Goke Abidemi, Fountain University, Nigeria

 

Visa Lottery Versus Brain Drain, and Africa in Diaspora: Depleting Effects on Vocational Artisanship in Africa

Tajudeen Adewumi Adebisi, Osun State University, Nigeria

 

The Bantu Matrilineal Belt: Dismantling Notions of Women’s Perpetual Subjugation in Diaspora

Rhonda M. Gonzales, University of Texas at San Antonio

Christine Saidi, Kutztown University

Catherine Cymone Fourshey, Susquehanna University

 

Redirecting Second-generation Americans: Seeking Authority and Authenticity in North Africa and the Middle East

Maysan Haydar

 

The Remittance Intentions of Second-Generation Ghanaian-Americans

Kirstie Kwarteng

 

Brothers of the Trade: Intersections of Racial Framing and Identity Processes upon African-Americans and African Immigrants in America –Ancestral Kinsmen of the American Slave Trade

Veeda V. Williams, Prairie View A&M University

 

 

A4: Human Rights and the Diaspora

Location: SAC 2.302

Chair: Celine A. Jacquemin, Department of Political Science, St. Mary’s University

 

Human Rights as Natural Rights: The Quest for a Theoretical Grounding

Wanjala S. Nasong’o, Rhodes College

 

Unraveling Somalia’s Global Human Rights Narratives

Amentahru Wahlrab, University of Texas at Tyler

 

Abuse of Human Rights of Africans in Diaspora

V.O. Adefarasin, Olabisi Olabanjo University

 

Human Rights in the African Diaspora

Richard Agyei, University of Education, Ghana

 

Untangling Discursive Reproduction: Negras, Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in Brazil

Ugo Felicia Edu, University of California, San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley

 

Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Southwestern Nigeria: Myth or Reality

Adeniyi, Emmanuel Olufemi, Federal College of Education(Special) Oyo, Nigeria

Dada, Olubukola Christianah, Federal College of Education(Special) Oyo, Nigeria

 

Human Rights and Physical Capital (Environmental Infrastructure and Social Services) in Nigeria

Jonathan Ogwuche, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria

 

 

A5: Colonial Processes And Inter-Group Relations

Location: SAC 3.116

Chair: Ukertor Gabriel Moti, Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja

 

Ikula: The Kuba Personal Knife and Colonial Resistance

Letitia Hopkins, The University of Texas at Austin

 

The British Colonial Rule and its Implications on Intra-Ethnic Relations among the Yorubas in Southwestern Part of Nigeria

Gbade Ikuejube, Adeyemi College of Education

 

Beyond Diasporic Times and Spaces: Identity Formations among Eritrean Protestants during Colonial Times

Rahel Kuflu, Södertörn University, Sweden

 

More Than a Victory: The Bechuanaland Protectorate and British Colonialism

Ian Marsh, University of Central Florida

 

Reimagining Space and Diaspora in Colonial Lagos

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, New York University

 

‘Where the Negros Reign’: African Aspects of Colonial Veracruz, 1580­-1700

J.M.H. Clark, The Johns Hopkins University

 

 

Panel Session B: 2:00PM-3:30PM

B1: Literary and Cultural Expressions of Self and Others

Location: SAC 1.106

Chair: Xavier Livermon, Africa and African Diaspora Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Developing a Framework for Translating Yoruba Novels: Analysis and Synthesis of Translation Strategies in Two English Versions of D.O. Fagunwa’s Igbo Olódùmarè

Samiat Olubunmi Abubakre, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

 

Cultural Expressions: Africanisms in the Languages of the Greater Caribbean

Ann Albuyeh, Universidad de Puerto Rico

 

African Kinship Across the Atlantic: A Study of Ben Igwe’s Against the Odds

Itany Ede Egbung, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

Socio-Political Realities and Technique in Wale Okediran’s Tenants of the House

Ezinwanyi Adam, Babcock University, Nigeria

 

J. A. Rogers: Writing Africana World Biography and History Within Western Civilization

Thabiti Asukile, Independent Historian (Ph.D. UC Berkeley)

 

Frantz Fanon and Richard Wright: Diaspora as the Nexus for Intellectual Comparison

Juan Carlos Suarez, The University of Texas at Austin

 

 

B2: Children and Youth

Location: SAC 1.118

Chair: Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

 

Exploring the Social Protection Right of the African Child in Diaspora

Rachael Ojima Agarry, Kwara State University, Nigeria

 

Relevance of Parental Cultural and Socio Economic Background in Nutritional Status of Pre-Schoolers

Morounkeji Folarinle Fasakin, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria

Bridget Ebunoluwa Adeyanju

 

Eat, Speak, and Play Like Our Ancestors: A Case of Children from Madagascar in America

Riijasoa Andriamanana, University of New Mexico

 

Impact of Tradition and Culture on Family Dynamics and Physical Disabilities

Adeniyi, Emmanuel Olufemi, Federal College of Education(Special) Oyo, Nigeria

Dada, Olubukola Christianah, Federal College of Education(Special) Oyo, Nigeria.

 

Child Rights in an African Socio-Cultural Context

Olabisi Adedigba, Kwara State University, Nigeria

 

Crisis of Identity: A Linguistic Study of the Attitude of the Younger Generation of Africans in the Diaspora

Temitope Aboidun Balogun, Osun State University

 

 

B3: Slavery and Enslavement in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: SAC 2.120

Chair: Edward A. Alpers, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Slavery and Colonialism in Africa Hindered Development: The Base for Underdevelopment in Nigeria

Abdulsalami M. Deji, Taraba State University, Nigeria

 

From Slavery to African Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula

Iliya Ibrahim Gimba, Taraba State University, Nigeria

 

Remapping the Journey from Freedom to Slavery to Diaspora

Alaine S. Hutson, Huston-Tillotson University

 

Against all Odds: Slavery and the African Diaspora

Rosalie Black Kiah, Norfolk State University

 

Slavery and Its Apparatuses: Machado de Assis’s “Pai contra mãe”

Fernando de Sousa Rocha, Middlebury College

 

Dehumanization, Enslavement, and Violence against African Americans in American History

Onaiwu W. Ogbomo, Western Michigan University

 

Black Women, Blasphemy, and the African Diaspora in Mexico City, 1600-1610

            Rhonda M. Gonzales, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

B4: Home and Homelands

Location: SAC 2.302

Chair: Sati Fwatshak, University of Jos

 

Colonial Existence, Home, and Nationalism Among ex-British Cameroons’ Exiles in the United States

Fonkem Achankeng I, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

 

Food as a Medium of Spatial Reteritorialisation: Interrogating How Senegalese Migrants in Durban Recreate ‘Home’ in the Transnational Host Context

Bilola Nicoline Fomunyam, University of KwaZulu-Natal

 

African Diaspora Organizations and Homeland Development: Which Diaspora for Whose Development?

Odoziobodo Severus Ifeanyi, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria

Ihemeje Chidiebere Godswealth, University Putra Malaysia

 

"Home! Sweet Home!": African Diaspora and Reverse Migration in the 21st Century

Donald Omagu, City University of New York

 

A Diasporic Imagining of Homeland on the African Continent

Jessica Stephenson, Kennesaw State University

 

Reverse Migrations and the Concept of Homeland in African Diaspora Studies

Osei Boakye and Wilhelmina J. Donkoh, KNUST, Kumasi & International History Department,

London

 

Panel Session C: 3:45PM-5:15PM

 

C1: Business,  Trade and the Building of an African Diaspora

Location: SAC 1.106

Chair: Juliet E.K. Walker, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin

 

De Facto Preferential Lending: How South Sudan’s Microfinance Industry Unwittingly Fostered Divisions Along Wartime Diaspora Lines

Crystal Murphy, Chapman University

 

Comparative Analysis of African Traditional Economic Systems and Micro-Financing

Iheanyi N. Osondu, Fort Valley State University, Georgia

 

Diaspora Income and Business Start-Up in Nigeria: Issues and Perspectives

Bolanle Clara Simeon-Fayomi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Abimbola Olugbenga Fayomi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

 

Business, Brokers and Borders: Understanding the Structure of West African Trade Diasporas

Olivier Walther, Rutgers University

 

Local Production, Global Entanglement: Early Southern West African Societies in the Trans-Saharan Trade (c. 1100-1500 A.D.)

Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, Rice University

 

Diaspora Remittances and the Development of the Global South

Dahida Deewua Philip, University of Abuja, Nigeria

 

The Development Implications of Mobile Banking in Africa: A Kenyan Case Study

Tara Mock, Michigan State University

 

C2: Asia and the Indian Ocean in the African Diaspora

Location: SAC 1.118

Chair: Indrani Chatterjee, History Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Pushing the Paradigm: Locating Scholarship on the Siddis and Kaffirs

Sureshi Jayawardene, Northwestern University

 

Interrogating Identity: A Study of Siddi and Hadrami Diaspora in Hyderabad City, India

Khatija Khader, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Maritime Exchange Networks and Urban-Centered States in Ancient East Africa and South Asia

Chapurukha Kusimba, American University

 

China’s Emerging Multinational Corporations in Africa: Are These ‘International Vampires’ Different from their Western Counterparts?

Augustine Ayuk, Clayton State University

 

Coolitude in an Era of Creolisation and Cultural Globalisation: An Epistemological Perspective

Angela A. Ajimase, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

The Chagossians: Africans Twice Removed
            Peter Harris, The University of Texas at Austin

 

 

C3: African Mobility in the Early Modern Iberian World

Location: SAC 2.302

Chair: Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Soldiers of His Majesty: Inter-Imperial Rivalries and Black Carib Militarization in Central America’s Age of Revolutions

Ernesto Mercado-Montero, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Royal Subjects: Old African Christians in the Atlantic World

Chloe Ireton, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Negros Libres in Early-Modern Manila: Rethinking the Significance of Blackness in the Seventeenth Century Spanish Philippines

Kristie Flannery, The University of Texas at Austin

 

The Diasporic Birth of a Portuguese-based Creole in West Africa, 1500-1600s

Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

 

The African Diaspora in Britain, 1500-1640

Miranda Kaufmann, Independent Scholar, United Kingdom

 

 

C4: Popular Culture in the African Diaspora

Location: SAC 3.116

Chair: Charles Thomas, United States Military Academy at West Point

 

Trauma and Reconciliation: Mediating Diaspora Identities and Relations in New African Cinema Spaces

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Ithaca College

 

Perception of the New World Experience and Cultural Interference in Selected Nigerian Video Films

Arinpe Adejumo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

The Image, the Identity, and the Crisis: Nollywood Films as a Case Study

Fadirepo Adejoke Adetoun, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

 

Nigerian Representation via the New African Diaspora Film

Olaocha Nwadiuto Nwabara, Michigan State University

 

Beyond the Act: Theatre, Culture and Ifa Corpus. A Tradoslamichristic Interrogation

Taofiq Olaide Nasir, Olabisi Onabanjo University

 

Cultivating “True Sons of the Soil”: War, Diaspora, and Popular Culture in Sierra Leone

Samuel Mark Anderson, University of California Los Angeles

 

Skill-Drain or Skill-Gains: Diaspora Intervention, Sports Development and Wealth Redistribution in Nigeria

Oyetunde Samson Oyebode, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria

 

 

Keynote Address: Prof Edmund Gordon, Africa and African Diaspora Department, University of Texas at austin

Location: UTC 2.112a, 7-8pm

 

 

SATURDAY

 

Panel Session D: 9:00AM-10:30AM

 

D1: Literature and Defining Diasporic Identities

Location: GAR 0.120

Chair: Barbara Harlow, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Nigeria, the Long-Armed Woman: Gender as Diasporic Anxiety in Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl

Kim Sasser, Wheaton College

 

Globalization in the Making: the Role of Afro-Arabic Literary Writings in the Medieval Period

Adam Adebayo Sirajudeen and Aliy Abdulwahid Adebisi

 

From Juan to Juan: The Triumph of Poet and Subject in Juan Latino's Austrias Carmen

Chantell Smith, University of Georgia

 

No Kin, No Country: Rethinking the Black Diasporic Subject in Melville’s Moby-Dick

Sam C. Tenorio, Northwestern University

 

Ethno-Linguistic Analysis of Some Selected Ijesa Proverbs and the Conceptualisation of “Agidi-Ijesa”

Olaosebikan T.O. Wende, Osun State University

 

New Diasporan History: A Study of Selected Poems of Derek Walcott

Julia Udofia, University of Uyo

 

 

D2: Festivals, Celebrations, and Performance

Location: GAR 0.128

Chair: Neville Hoad, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Traditional African Festival and Caribbean Carnival: A Comparative Analysis

Ismaila Rasheed Adedoyin, University of Lagos, Nigeria

 

From Feasts to Festivals: Diasporic Divisions in Trinidad Orisha

N. Fadeke Castor, Texas A&M University

 

Where There Is No Second Language: The Problems Faced by International Tourists During the Calabar Christmas Festival

Gloria Mayen Umukoro, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

Dance as an Expressive Culture: The Example of Adamu Orisa (Eyo) Festival in Lagos State

Dosumu Lawal Yeside, Lagos State University, Nigeria

 

From Witchdoctor To Pastor: The Male Preacher Figure and Cultural Continuities in Nigerian Religious Performances

Abimbola Adelakun, The University of Texas at Austin

 

African Indigenous Knowledge: Dissemination of West African Dance and Drum, Cultural Commodification and Racism

Collette Murray, York University

           

 

D3: Brazil: Navigating Boundaries,  Representing Blackness

Location: GAR 0.132

Chair: Christen Smith, Fellow of Chair in African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin

 

Axé Politics: The Political Implications of Candomblé Healing Practices

Farid Suárez, New York University

 

Traditional is Political: The Quotidian Politics of Baianas de Acarajé

Vanessa Castañeda, New York University

 

The Portrayal of Baianas in Two Moments of Brazilian Literature

Rafael Cesar, New York University

 

Beyond Mãe Preta: The Presence of Black Women in the Imprensa Negra Brasileira (Black Press of Brazil), 1910 – 1937

Wendi Muse, New York University

 

Deterritorialized Temporalities: African Diasporic Narratives by Women Writers from Brazil and Guadeloupe

Hapsatou Wane, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Constructing an Afro-Brazilian Identity in Nineteenth Century Ceará, Brazil

Tshombe Miles, Baruch College

 

 

D4: Roundtable: Being and Belonging: the African Diaspora and Representation in the Smithsonian

Location: GAR 2.112

Chair: Ariana Curtis, Curator, Latino Studies, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Ariana A. Curtis, Curator, Latino Studies

 

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Fath Davis Ruffins, Curator of African American History and Culture

 

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Deborah L. Mack, Associate Director Community & Constituent Services

 

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Tashima Thomas, Summer 2013 Afro-Latino fellow

 

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Diana Baird N'Diaye, Cultural Heritage Specialist/ Curator

 

 

D5: Representations of African Diasporic Religious Traditions

Location: GAR 2.128

Chair: Tshepo Masango Chery, African and African Diasporic Studies Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Ethiopianism and Black Women in Pauline Hopkins's Mythological Vision

Elizabeth J. West, Georgia State University

 

Religious Borrowing, Intertextuality and Creolization in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory

Maha Marouan, University of Alabama

 

The Relevance of 'Alasalatu' and Celestial Church of Christ of Oriade Local Council Development Area with the Traditional Culture in the African Diaspora

Hannah T.K. Ishola, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Bolanle N. Akeusola, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

 

The Influence of Islam on the Slave Trade in West Africa: The Need for Re-Examination

Rafiu Ibrahim Adebayo, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

 

African Muslims in Diaspora

L.O. Abbas, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

The Influence of Religion and Traditional Culture on Creolization in the African Diaspora: the Nigerian Experience

Ezekiel Kehinde Akano, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Nigeria

 

 

D6: Roundtable: Africans in Southwest Asia: On the Meaning of “Kaffir” (Again)

Location: GAR 3.116

Chair: Sumit Guha, History Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Melisa Schindler, State University of New York, Buffalo

Omar H. Ali, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Pedro Machado, Indiana University, Bloomington

Sureshi Jayawardene, Northwestern University

 

 

Panel Session E: 10:45AM-12:15PM

 

E1: Identity Formation and the Homeland

Location: GAR 0.120

Chair: Emilio Zamora, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin

 

In Search of a ‘Homeland’ in Africa: the Politics of Diasporans’ Resettlement Efforts in Ghana

Kwame Essien, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

George M Bob-Milliar, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana

 

A Kind of Homecoming, 2013

Kevin Brooks, North Dakota State University

 

Reverse Migrations and the Concept of Homeland in African Diaspora Studies

Wilhemina Donkoh, KNUST, Kumasi & International History Department, London

 

Homeless at Heart, a Comparative Study of the Physical and Cultural Concept of the (Home) Land as Depicted in Lopes’ Le Lys et le Flamboyant and Ndiaye’s En famille

Yasmina Fawaz, University of Texas at Austin

 

Paradoxes and Contradictions between African Diasporas and Resident Africans in the Search for an Identity: A Nigerian Outlook

Segun Osinibi, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

 

I Am What I Eat and Wear When It Matters’: Identity Politics in the African Diaspora

Bridget Teboh, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

 

Connecting with Your People: The Case of Young Igbo Diaspora

            Uchenna Onuzulike, Howard University

 

 

E2: Gender and Women in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 0.128

Chair: Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University, Kaduna Nigeria

 

Revisiting (Neo)-Colonial Narratives: A Critical Examination of Ethnicity and Gender in the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970)

Golaleh Pashmforoosh, University of Manitoba

 

Race, Gender, and Migration in the Revolutionary Caribbean

Michele Reid-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh

 

Mutations of Slavery: Prostitution and Women Trafficking in Contemporary Nigerian Novels

Bosede F. Afolayan, University of Lagos

 

Mammies, Mulattoes, Morenas, and the Media: Past and Present Depictions of Women of the African Diaspora

Raven J. Crowder, University of Houston-Victoria

 

Afro-German Women and the Cross-Cultural Black Women’s Studies Summer Institute

Tiffany N. Florvil, University of New Mexico

 

“Use What You Have to Get What You Want--Sex for Work”: The Ghanaian Perspective of Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Yaa Konadu-Yiadom, University of Cape Coast

 

State Violence, Radical Protest and the black/African Female Body

            Kanyinsola O. Obayan, The University of Texas at Austin

 

 

E3: Religious Expressions in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 0.132

Chair: Steven J. Salm, Department of History, Xavier University of Louisiana

 

Cosmos, Kinship and Communitas: Black Pentecostalism(s) in America and the Reworlding of the Black Religious Landscape

Eric Lewis Williams, Iowa State University

 

Biblical Curses and the Atlantic African Diaspora

Gnimbin A. Ouattara, Brenau University

 

Preparing a People: The Church and the Making of a New African Diaspora in Middle Tennessee

Adebayo Oyebade, Tennessee State University

 

The Slavery of African Descents and Christianization of Yorubaland, Southwestern Nigeria in the 19th Century

Rotimi Williams Omotoye, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

 

Synergy of Religion and Traditional Culture on Job Performance of Africans in Diaspora

Cecilia Nwogu, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Frank Onyema Amugo, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

Religion, Traditional Culture and Creolization in the African Diaspora: The Case of the Banyangs and Ejagams in Southwest Cameroon

Agbor Tabot, Government Technical High School Buea, Cameroon

 

 

E4: Globalization and Diasporic Communities

Location: GAR 2.112

Chair: Martin S. Shanguhyia, Syracuse University

 

 

The Influence of Globalization and Politic on Nigerian Arabic Poetry

Lateef Onireti Ibraheem, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Aliyu Muhammad Jamiu, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Nigeria

 

Mainstreaming Black European Experience in the Global Black Diaspora Studies: Issues, Themes and Prospects

Okpeh Ochayi Okpeh, Jr., Benue State University

 

Reading Mid-Twentieth Century Haitian Travel Advertisements

Kimberly J. Banks, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

 

Red, Black and Greener: Pauulu Kamarakafego, Global Black Power and Environmental Justice

Quito Swan, Howard University

 

Effect of Globalisation and Cultural Diversity on Trado-Medical Practices

Roheemat Olabimpe Adeyemi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

 

Crossing Boundaries and the Creation of African Consciousness: The Continental Influence of James Aggrey

Ethan R. Sanders, University of Cambridge

 

 

E5: Movement and Space in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 2.128

Chair: Olivier Tchouaffe, Southwestern University

 

Global Places, Local Spaces: The Contemporary Afropolitan Experience

Tamerra Griffin, New York University

 

Diasporic Space in the Comoro Islands and in Zanzibar

Iain Walker, University of Oxford

 

The Multiple Migrant Experiences and the Search for a Place in the Metropolitan Cities in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

Inkidzayi Manase, University of Venda, South Africa

 

African Americans in Mexico: International Propaganda, Migration, and the Resistance Against U.S. Racial Hegemony

Alfredo Aguilar, University of Texas-Pan American

 

'Are you an American or an African?': 19th Century African American Migration through the Diasporic Analytic Lens

Lawrence Aje, University of Montpellier, France

 

The Search for ‘Greener Pastures’ Abroad: Reviewing Modern Migration of Nigerians to the United States of America

Joseph O. Akinbi, Adeyemi College of Education

 

 

Panel Session F: 2:00PM-3:30PM

 

F1: Francophone African Identities in Motion

Location: GAR 0.120

Chair: Benjamin Brower, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin

 

The Expulsés and the Malian Crisis/Migrations de retour et crise malienne

Daouda Gary-Tounkara, CNRS, LAM/Sciences Po Bordeaux

 

New African Diasporas and the Development of Black Solidarity in Belgium

Nicole Grégoire, Université Libre de Bruxelles

 

“African Diaspora” in the French Historiography: National Boundaries to a Global Concept

Louise Barre, Columbia University, London School of Economics

 

Social Unrest and the African Diaspora in the French Banlieues

Hervé Tchumkam, Southern Methodist University

 

The Identity of the Immigrant in a Postcolonial Francophone World: Léonora Miano’s Ces Ames Chagrines and Habiter la Frontière

Josiane Banini, West Virginia University

 

The Ethics of Transnationalism in the French Caribbean Thought

Ramon A. Founkoué, Michigan Technological University

 

 

F2: Race and Racism

Location: GAR 0.128

Chair: Khushbu Patel, St. Mary’s University

 

Premature Abolition, Ethnocentrism, and Bold Blackness: Race Relations in the Cayman Islands, 1834-1840

Christopher Williams, The University College of the Cayman Islands

 

Rewind and Reframe: Thoughts on Children and Contemporary Issues of Race

Olivier Tchouaffe, Southwestern University

 

Yearning for Whiteness: Racial Identification Among the Coloureds of Antigua, 1660s – 1860s

Nsaka Sesepkekiu, Independent Scholar

           

African Diaspora: Unending Encounters with the Subtlety and Blatancy of Racism

Kunirum Osia, Coppin State University

 

Tracing the Gaze: The Origination and Perpetuation of the “Single-Story” of Africa

Mandy D. Jolly, Lenoir-Rhyne University

 

“In this Matter of Dignity”: Black Unionism, Racial Order, and the Struggle for Citizenship in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1899-1907

Bonnie Lucero, University of Texas-Pan American

 

 

F3: Language and Speech in the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 0.132

Chair: Bessie House-Soremekun, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

 

Indigenous Languages as Tools for Development in Ghana

Agyapong Wireko, University of Ghana

 

Yoruba Speakers in the West African Francophone Diaspora

A. Sanni-Suleiman, University of Ilorin

 

Language, Militancy, Terrorism and the African Diaspora: Promoting or Resisting Change and Development of Africa?

Terseer Jija, Benue State University

 

Diasporic Dialects: Garifuna

Brittmy Martinez, University of Baltimore

 

Re-defining Language and Identity: A Study of Migrants in Chimamanda Adiche's Americana

Juliet Nkrane Ekpang, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

“Whatsupotch:” the Social Remittances of the Ethiopian Diaspora and Return Migrants

Hewan Girma, Hofstra University and State University of New York at Stony Brook

 

 

F4: Pan-Africanisms and Transnational Identities

Location: GAR 2.112

Chair: Adebayo Oyebade, Tennessee State University

 

Pan-Africanisms as Bulwark for Unifying Continental and Diaspora Africans: A Critical Evaluation

Victor Iyanya, Benue State University, Nigeria

 

Borrowing the Philosophy of Pan-Africanism from the Diaspora: Challenges of African Unity, Democracy and Development in the 21st Century

Alexius Amtaika, University of the Free State, South Africa

 

Jomo Kenyatta and the Puzzle of Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, and Ethnic Nationalism, 1926-1963

Michael Mwenda Kithinji, University of Central Arkansas

 

The African Diaspora as a Catalyst for African Freedom: Pan-Africanism and Africa’s Decolonization

Wanjala S. Nasong’o, Rhodes College

 

Malcolm X Transnationalism and Legacies in Kenya

Mickie Mwanzia Koster, The University of Texas at Tyler

 

Re-Engineering the Pan-Africanist Vision in the Black Atlantic

David Imbua, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Stella-Effah Attoe, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

 

F5: Conceptualizing the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 2.128

Chair: Okpeh Ochayi Okpeh, Jr, Benue State University

 

Writing African Students into the Modern African Diaspora

Olanipekun Oladotun Laosebikan, Chicago State University

 

Mapping the African Diaspora

Edward A. Alpers, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Thugs and Welfare Queens: Self Authorship and Identity for African Diasporas

Leamon Bazil, Saint Louis University

 

Diasporas Collide: Identity at the “Fault Lines”

Daniel C. Castilow II, Tulane University

 

Slavery and the African Diaspora: A Discourse on the Dislocation and Mutation of the African

Alaneme Justina Chika, Imo State Polytechnic, Nigeria

 

Religion, Traditional Culture and Creolization in the African Diaspora: The Case of the Banyangs and Ejagams in Southwest Cameroon

Richard Agbor A. Enoh, University of Buea, Cameroon

 

 

Panel Session G: 3:45PM- 5:15PM

 

G1: Consciousness, Expression, and the Creation of African and Diasporic Identities

Location: GAR 0.120

Chair: Moyo Okediji, Art and Art History Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Styles and Themes: The Case of Visual Artists in Diaspora

Bojor Enamhe, Cross River University of Technology

 

Beyond “Good” and “Bad” Hair: African American Hair, Self-Esteem, and Ethnic Identity

Denika Y. Douglas, Texas Southern University

 

Cultural Expressions in the Christian Yoruba Native Airs of Gilbert Popoola Dopemu

Tolulope Olusola Owoaje, University of Ibadan

 

Analysis of Bob Marley’s Redemption song: An Allegory of Mental Slavery in Nigeria

Olufunmilola Oladipo, Adeyemi College of Education

 

Akwanshi: Historicizing and Immortalizing Kinship Ties Through Art Forms

Umana Ginigeme Nnochiri, Cross River State University of Technology, Nigeria

 

The Convergence of Old and New Diasporas: Dilemmas and Visions of an Emerging Generation

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Ithaca College

Candace King, Ithaca College

 

 

G2: Education and Youths in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 0.128

Chair: Alexius Amtaika, University of the Free State, South Africa

 

Youth and Irregular Migration in Nigeria: Causes, Consequences and Policy Challenges

Ukertor Gabriel Moti, University of Abuja

 

Strategies for Enhancing Local Food Consumption Among Adolescents In Ondo West Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Morounkeji Folarinle Fasakin, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria

Bridget Adeyanju, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria

 

Modernizing the Minds: The Introduction and Impact of Western Education on the Nomadic Fulani of Southern Cameroons

Emmanuel Mbah, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

 

Education and Mobilization: Primary School Designs for Rural Africa

Michael Garrison, University of Texas

 

Perspectives on Recruitment and Retention of African American Students in Higher Education.

Queen Ogbomo, Tennessee Technological University

 

Challenges of Adopting ICT in African Primary Schools: Case Study of Rwanda

Bitutu Nyambane, Mount Kenya University

 

 

G3: Politics and Governance in Africa and the African Diaspora

Location: GAR 0.132

Chair: Usen Smith, Federal University, Nigeria

 

Gift Giving as Modern Manifestation of Corruption among African Leaders in Diaspora in Contemporary African Societies

Wisdom Okwuoma Otaluka, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 

The State and Political Corruption in Nigeria: an Anatomy of a Perverse Pathology

Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University, Kaduna Nigeria

Ibrahim Kawuley Mikail, Federal College of Education, Nigeria

 

The Politics of Living Abroad: Exploring the Impact of International Migration on Ethnic Identification

Karen Okhoya, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

The Diaspora and the Leadership Challenge in Nigeria

Silk Ugwu Ogbu, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria

 

Re-Thinking Evidential Requirements in Prosecution of Embezzlers of Public Fund: The Olabode George and John Yakubu Sagas

Olubukola Olugasa, Babcock University, Iperu Campus, Ogun State, Nigeria

 

 

G4: Continuity and Change in Practices and Identities

Location: GAR 2.112

Chair: Gloria Emeagwali, Department of History, Central Connecticut State University

 

Improving Traditional Technology Transfer for ‘Aso Ofi’ (Indigenous Yoruba Textile) Through ICT.

Kidelmo O. Adubi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Bridget Itunu Awosika, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria

 

Emergence of African Independent Churches in Nigeria and Its Impact on African Diaspora: Christ Apostolic Church in Focus

Lydia Bosede Akande, Kwara State University

 

Africa’s Ethno-Xenophobia: Cross-Cultural Conversations with Politics of Identity

Gbenga Dasylva, University of Ibadan

 

Cosmopolitan Dilemma: Diaspora and Postcolonial Liminality

Delphine Fongang, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

Betwixt and Between: Creating, Negotiating, and Contesting Diaspora Identities

Genet Lakew, New York University

 

Black Leadership in the United States of America and Jamaica: The Political and Cultural Expressions of the Black Predicament in the Activities of Malcolm X and Peter Tosh, 1952-1987
            B. Steiner Ifekwe, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Knowledge of Value as Imperative to Yoruba Cultural Preservation and Propagation

O.O SHADA, Federal College of Education (Special), Nigeria

 

 

G5: Politics and Diplomacy 

Location: GAR 2.128

Chair: Charles Thomas, United States Military Academy at West Point

 

The Role of Diaspora in Strengthening Democratic Governance in Africa

Kenneth Nweke, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria

Vincent Nyewusira, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria

 

South Africa’s Bantu World, Race, and the United States, 1949-1957

Derek Charles Catsam, University of Texas-Permian Basin

 

Transnational Network and Nigerian Security: Challenges of Cattle Herders and Farmers’ Conflicts

Bolaji Omitola, Osun State University, Nigeria

 

The Role of Africa Diaspora in the Modern Politics of Nigeria

Boniface Opara, Institute of Direct Marketing of Nigeria

 

People’s Diplomacy: Transatlantic Organizing during Portuguese African Decolonization

Joe Parrott, Yale University Fellow

 

Done Waiting: When African States Fail to Deliver, Afropolitans are Stepping In

Joyce V. Millen, Willamette University, Salem

Amadou Fofana, Willamette University, Salem

 

 

G6: Challenges in Motion

Location: GAR 3.116

Chair: Aori Nyambati, University College London

 

The African Diasporas and the Challenges of Contemporary Regional Integration in Africa

Felix Chinwe Asogwa, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

 

The Role of the Diaspora in Strengthening Nigeria’s Electoral System

Philip Sunday Bagu, Benue State University

 

Perspectives on Economic Decline, Poverty, and Transmigration in Nigeria

Omeiza Olumuyiwa Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

 

Politics and Conflict: The Making of Liberian Diasporas and the Challenges of Post-War Reconstruction
            Chris Agoha, United Nations Missions in Liberia

African Spirituality: A Dialogue with Eastern Spiritual Traditions

            Assumpta A. Oturu, KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, (Pacifica Radio)

Homeland and Question in Africa: a Reflection on Onwueme’s Legacy and Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman
            Vincent Adesina Ayodele, Lagos State University

Experiences, Challenges and the Way Forward for Student Breadwinners: A Critical Appraisal of Push-Factor Immigrant Scholars.
            Consoler Teboh, St. Cloud State University

 

 

SUNDAY:

 

Panel Session H: 9:00AM-10:30AM

 

H1: From Crafts to Computers: Technology , Skills And Education

Location: GAR 0.120

Chair: Gloria Emeagwali, Department of History, Central Connecticut State University

 

The Lack of Political Identity of the African Diaspora on Facebook.

Louis-Marie Kakdeu, Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP), Côte d’Ivoire

 

Unifying Yoruba Culture and Tradition with Modernity Through Science and Technology

Bridget Itunu Awosika, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria

 

African Diaspora and the Challenges of Globalised Education in a Virtual World

Elizabeth Tolulope Adenekan, Lead City University, Nigeria

A. Oyesoji Aremu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

‘They are Putting us on our Toes’: Diasporic Alternative Media and Emerging Newsroom Practices in Nigeria

Motilola Olufenwa Akinfemisoye, University of Central Lancashire

 

Transfer of Skill and Technology through Diasporas to Revolutionise the Pharmaceutical Practice in Nigeria

O. Augustus, Oyo State Hospitals Management Board, Nigeria

 

Social Media, the New Revolutionary Tool of African Diasporas

Akua Anyei Obeng, Texas A&M International University

 

 

H2: Exiles, Rebels, and Revolutionaries: Armed Groups in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Location: GAR 0.128

Chair: Celine Jacquemin, Department of Political Science, St. Mary’s University

 

Museveni, Okello, and Obote: The Ugandan Exile Movement and the Kagera War

Charles Thomas, United States Military Academy at West Point

 

The Tutsi Diaspora in Uganda and the National Resistance Army

Emma Dugas, United States Military Academy at West Point

 

Tutsi Diaspora, Tutsi Nationalism: Rwanda and Politicized Identities in the Great Lakes

T.S. Allen, United States Military Academy at West Point

 

 

H3: Hopes and Impediments: Diaspora and Development    

Location: GAR 0.132

Chair: Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

 

Africans in Diaspora and Socio-Economic Development in Africa: An Appraisal of the Contributions of Africans in the Netherlands

Ntim Gyakari Esew, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

Otegwu Isaac Odu, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

 

African Diaspora and the Question of Development in Africa: Lessons from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

M. O. Aderibigbe, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria

 

The More They Leave, The More We Die: An Ethical Investigation into the Politics Behind Africans in Diaspora to Development Focusing on Nigerian Experts Abroad

Okafor Nneka Ifeoma, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

Exploring the Untapped Potential of the African Diaspora for Development

Wayem William Kwame, University of Ghana, Legon

 

Harnessing Diaspora Remittances for Africa's Economic Development

Aori Nyambati, University College London

 

Rethinking African Spirit of Collectivism as a Tool for African Empowerment
            Sunday Oladipupo, Adekunle Ajasin University

H4: Challenges and Survival: The Trope Of Development

Location: GAR 2.112

Chair: Bessie House-Soremekun, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

 

The Economics and Constraints of Contemporary Nigerian Diaspora Communities in National Development Since the 1990s

M.O. Odey, Benue State University, Nigeria

 

Migration, Diaspora and Tourism Development in Nigeria: Experiences from Annual Holy Ghost Congress of the RCCG

Adetola Omitola, Redeemer’s University

 

Nigerian Diaspora and National Development Strategies: Reflections from Nido-UAE

Opeyemi Aisha Oni, University of Wollongong in Dubai

 

The Future of Terrorism: Regional Trends, New Development, Likely Scenarios and Worst Cases in Diaspora

Ehiyamen Mediayanose Osezua, Osun State University, Nigeria

 

Contemporary Challenges in Nigeria’s National Development

Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University, Kaduna Nigeria

Ibrahim Kawuley Mikail, Federal College of Education, Nigeria

 

 

H5: Interrogating Africanity

Location: GAR 2.128

Chair: Sati Fwathshak, University of Jos, Nigeria

 

Narratives of Kinship and Enemification in Offa-Erinle Crises of Kwara State, Nigeria

Yinka Ahmed Aluko, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Gbemisola A. Animasawun, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

 

Beyond Redemption? An Historical/Cultural Interrogation of Nigeria’s Political Landscape

Omeiza Olumuyiwa Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

Taofiq Olaide Nasir, Olabisi Onabanjo University

 

Revisiting Reverse Migrations between Ghana and Nigeria

Ntim Gyakari Esew, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

 

The Problems of Identity and Africans in the Diaspora
            Juliet Adaku Egesi, Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Education Commission, Nigeria

The Concept of “The Middle Passage” in West Indian Scholarship: A Study of the Works of Edward Brathwaite and Derek Walcott

Usen Smith, Federal University, Nigeria


Kinship and Social in Africa: Studies of the Kinship System of the Igbo of South-Eastern Nigeria
           
Rev Canon Jonathan Chidomerem Egesi, Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Education Commission,

Nigeria

Panel Session I: 10:45AM- 12:15PM

 

I1: Humanity and Bodies

Location: GAR 0.120

Chair: Onaiwu Ogbomo, Western Michigan University

 

Tracing the History of Slave Trade through Sculpture: A Case Study of the Calabar Slave History Museum

Emekpe Okokon Omon, Cross River State University of Technology, Nigeria

 

Enslaved Africans and Their Involvement in Crime in the 19th Century Ottoman Empire

Solmaz Celik, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey

 

Emirate Slave Raiding in the Nigerian Middle-Belt: Revisiting the Depopulation Debate and the Enslavement Purpose

Sati Fwatshak, University of Jos

 

The Trans-Saharan Trade and African in Diaspora: A Discourse on the Status of Slaves Taken Across the Sahara to the Middle East

Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

Adeforakan Adedayo Yusufu, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

 

Rethreading the Broken Cords in Great Campos: Cultural Renaissance of 19th Century Lagos

Moses Adedotun Atilade, University of Ibadan,Nigeria

 

Ayi Kwei Armah’s Poetics of Desire
            Fouad Mami, University of Adrar, Algeria

I2: Africa and Africans in the Caribbean and the Americas

Location: GAR 0.128

Chair: Bridget Teboh, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

 

 

Afro-Caribbean Pedagogies: Can We Engage African Diaspora Paradigms Without Addressing Africa?

Lidia Marte, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus

 

Systems of Violence: Inequalities and Diasporic Identities in the North of Ecuador

Melana Roberts, York University

 

Integrating African-Inspired Religious Practice in Eastern Cuba: Reynerio Perez and Vicente Portuondo Martin

Shanti Zaid, Michigan State University

 

Black King, Indian Country: Bolivia’s Rey Negro as Tradition, Symbol, and Strategy

Sara Busdiecker, Spelman College

 

The African American Civil Rights Movement: Reminisces and Lessons

Danazumi Sharwa Bukar, Plateau State University, Nigeria

 

Revolution at the Crossroads: Re-framing the Haitian Revolution from the Heights of Platons

Michael Becker, Duke University

 

I3: African Diasporas: Case Studies of Flux

Location: GAR 0.132

Chair: Tyler Fleming, University of Louisville

 

Transnational Migration and Ecological and Economic Transformation in Eastern Africa: The Case of the Maragoli Diaspora in Kigumba Settlement Scheme, Uganda

Martin S. Shanguhyia, Syracuse University

 

The Kongo Empire: Membership, Metal, and TransAtlantic Identities

Blair Rose Zaid, Michigan State University

 

Okon Edet Uya: Pioneer African Diaspora Scholar, 1969-2012

Udida A. Undiyaundeye, University of Uyo, Nigeria

 

(Re)examining Traditional Drum Surrogacy: dundun as a Conduit of Socio-Cultural Cohesion in hte African Diaspora

Adeolu O. Ogunsanya, University of Ibadan

 

Diaspora, Dispossession, and New Collectivities in Texas’ Freedom Colonies

Andrea Roberts, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Deskilling, Resilience and International Migration among Nigerians in US Cities

Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi, Missouri State University

 

No Longer “America’s” Pastime: A Look at the New Ethnic Make-Up of Baseball

            Lauren Bednarski, University of Texas at Austin

 

 

I4: Thinking Through Diaspora

Location: GAR 2.112

Chair: Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

 

African Diaspora In Old And New Worlds: A History Through Culture, Religion, and Politics

Eric Tuffour, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

 

The Curve on the African Concept of Diaspora and the Real Life Situation

Ernest Muchu Toh, University of Western Cape, South Africa

 

Counting the Cost of Culture of Neglect in the African Diaspora

Tabiri Sylvester, University for Development Studies, Ghana

 

Redefining the African Diaspora to Include the Old: Its Effects and Implications

Mustapha Sadiq, Garden City University, Ghana

           

The Extended Family and African Diaspora: The Need for Social Harmony and Communalism A Case of Olugbon Family, Agosasa Ogun State, Nigeria

Wale Olatunji, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Nigeria

 

Communication and Transculturation: Case of Senior Citizens’ Welfarism in South Western Nigeria
            E.. Oluwakemi Augustus, Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

I5: Identities in Motion

Location: GAR 2.128

Chair: Okpeh O. Okpeh, Benue State University, Nigeria

 

Zimbabwean Transnational Migration and Diasporic Identities in Brian Chikwava’s Harare North (2009) and Petina Gappah’s An Elegy for Easterly (2009)

Terrence Musanga, University of Venda, South Africa

 

Reverse Migration of Africans in the Diaspora: A Woman’s Quest for her Roots in Tess Onwueme’s Legacies

Jeremiah Methuselah, Kaduna State University

 

Relevance of Parental Cultural and Socio Economic Background in Nutritional Status of Pre-schoolers

Morounkeji Folarinle Fasakin, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria

Adeyanju Bridget Ebunoluwa

 

African Diaspora and the Decolonization of Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa

Ntim Gyakari Esew, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

 

Pragmatic Analysis of Former Nigerian President Obasanjo’s Political Rhetoric on African Empowerment.

Ngozi U. Emeka-Nwobia, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

 

Blueprint for Africa’s Political and Economic Transformation and the Role of the Diasporas: Moving Beyond Talkshops

Noah Yusuf, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

 

I6: Roundtable: Disparate Diasporas:  The Austin School’s Vision for Black Studies

Location: GAR 4.100

Chair: João H. Costa Vargas, Africa and African Diaspora Department, University of Texas at Austin

 

Jafari Allen, Department of Anthropology, Yale University

 

Kia Lilly Caldwell, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, UNC Chapel Hill

 

Courtney Morris, Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Rice University

 

Keisha Khan Perry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University

 

Jaime Amparo Alves, DSD/SSRC Postdoctoral Fellow

 


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