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
Sponsored by: African/Afr American Studies
Contact: Liz Musicant, AFAM, x4108Import into your calendar program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining the group for lunch.
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.