College of Liberal Arts

Workshop Examines the "Black Woman's Body of Work"

Thursday Feb 24, 2011 4:00 PM | ISESE Gallery/Warfield Center, JES A232

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The John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies presents "The Black Woman's Body of Work," a workshop in African studies presented by Akinyi Wadende.

Wadende is a doctoral candidate in the college of education’s Adult, professional, and community education program at Texas State University in San Marcos. Her research interests include investigating educational processes utilized in African indigenous settings. Additionally she is interested in finding out the effect of economic, political, medical andother social processes on women in diverse locations. She also investigatesinnovative study methodologies that researchers may successfully use with their native populations in sociologically oriented studies focused on effectively promoting sustainable community development. Her most recent field work on African indigenous educational processes was carried out among Luo women ofWestern Kenya in the summer of 2010. She has presented scholarly papers at conferences both in the United States and Germany. She has had various publications among them a book chapter on the effect of war and violence on Kenyan women published by Rochester Press in the volume 'Narrating war in Africa' of 2010. She is also an exhibiting artist whose works have been shown in the Art exhibition at University of Texas Art and Art history department.

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