AAADS Spring Colloquium Series

Dear Colleagues and Students,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to a spring colloquium event sponsored by AAADS.  Please come and join our conversation regarding the field of African American and African Diaspora Studies as well as dialogue with AAADS’ graduate students  concerning their vision of the field and the work in which they are engaged.  The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Spring Colloquium Series Presents A Celebration of Ten Years of the Herman C. Hudson Symposium in the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center’s Bridgewater Lounge.  Theme: Visionary Research: African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University.

Opening Remarks, Dr. Valerie Grim, AAADS, Professor and Chair “Black Studies Then and Now: The Herman C. Hudson Symposium as a Alternative Intellectual Space for Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production”

~AAADS Ph.D. Graduate Student Research Panel Presentations~

Caralee Jones, AAADS and Ph.D. Minor- Sociology Research Project: “Blurring Boundaries and Broadening Approaches to Race and Ethnicity: The Experiences of Black Immigrants in the United States”

Ade Doss, AAADS and Ph.D. Minor- Philosophy Research Project: “Existence in Black: Exploring the Consequences of the Existential Phenomenon of Being Black in America”

Nana Amoah, AAADS and Ph.D. Minor- African Studies Research Project: Mmbaa Akukudam: A Historical Study of “Female High Life Performers in Ghana and the Diaspora”

Maria Abegunde Hamilton, AAADS and Ph.D. Minor- Memory StudiesResearch Project: “Dynamic Praxis: Memory, Cloth, Body, Text- Calling Egungun (the Bones) to Life

Discussant: Dr. Fred McElroy, AAADS, Associate Professor

Questions/ Answers Session Reception: Light Refreshments
4:00- 5:30 p.m.

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