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Bridging the Gap: African Diaspora Studies, Area Studies & Disciplines

A symposium sponsored by the African and African American Studies Program.

Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am

Duration: 12 hours

Location: Weitz 236

Contact: Liz Musicant, AFAM, x4108

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How can African Diaspora Studies, which does not think of itself in terms of geographic borders, provide a conceptual bridge to studying the varieties of experience of peoples of African descent within traditional area studies, disciplines, and in different historical eras?

Contact emusican@carleton.edu if you're interested in joining the group for lunch.

Tentative Schedule

Morning Session I, 9:00 - 10:15a.m.
A panel discussion on conceptualizing African Diaspora Studies and their relation to area studies, the disciplines, and other interdisciplinary fields. Speakers: Jean Rahier, Florida International University; Bruce Whitehouse, Lehigh University; Marlon M. Bailey, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Morning Session II, 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Questioning the Motherland: Do Intra-African Migrants Belong to the African Diaspora?  Speaker: Prof. Bruce Whitehouse, Lehigh University (with additional input from Tina Mangieri, SIT)

Lunch 12:15- 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Session I, 2:15 - 3:45p.m.
Black Social Movements in Latin America: From Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism. Speaker: Prof. Jean Rahier, Florida International University.

Afternoon Session II, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Intersections across Interdisciplinarities: African Diaspora Studies and Gender/Sexuality Studies. Speaker: Prof. Marlon M. Bailey, Indiana University, Bloomington

Possible wrap-up discussion to follow.

Audiences:

Students, Faculty, Staff