University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

African and African-American Studies Undergraduate Conference

Spring 2013 FDI Undergraduate Conference

Thursday, May 2, 2013
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Morey Hall Room 321, River Campus

The conference will feature undergraduate research studies in African and African-American Studies as well as a prize for the best undergraduate research paper in the broad area of African and African-American Studies. To encourage undergraduate research in African and African-American Studies, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will offer a $500 Prize for the best Research Paper in AAS.. We invite undergraduate papers from all disciplines which examine the broad area of African and African-American Studies. For more information and how to apply click here.

The Conference is free and open to the public. Further details can be retrieved by contacting Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies e-mail fdi@mail.rochester.edu.

  9:45AM  - Coffee and snacks available

10:10AM  -  Welcome Remarks: Cilas Kemedjio

10:15AM  - Chizoba Umesi:  “Race and Political Representation: Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses”

10:30AM  - Ariana Valderrama: “Caucasian Storms Black America”

10:45AM  -  Enobong Okung: “The Flying Lula: Allegory and Symbolism in LeRoi Jones’ Dutchman”

11:00AM  - BREAK

11:15AM  -  Adam Ondo: “Subsidence & Sea Level Rise: How Long Until Egypt is Underwater?”

11:30AM  -  Rebecca Baer: “Perspectives of Disability in Gowa, Malawi”

11:45AM  - Marius Kothor: “Cross-Cultural Perceptions  of Female Genital Cutting in Togo”

12:00PM  - Audience Questions / Discussion

1:00PM    -  END

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