Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World
Friday, April 27 2012
The Department of Pan African Studies at Kent State University is on the move, and it's very exciting. The conference on Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities is a good example of the spirit of inquiry, scholarship, and excellent teaching that characterize the current dynamics here at Pan African Studies. We are proud to welcome all conference participants to our campus and to historic Oscar Ritchie Hall, once known as the Institute for African American Affairs, or the "Tute." Created in response to student demand more than forty years ago, the department remains committed to student success and global learning experiences.
The conference seeks to examine the variability in perspectives in teaching in Africana Studies. The Department of Pan-African Studies recognize Africana Studies to be inclusive of fields of study referred to as Pan-African Studies, African American Studies, African and Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, and African Caribbean Studies etc. Our goal is to provide an avenue through which researchers and scholars from a variety of fields and disciplines who have an interest in teaching about people of African descent can interrogate and discuss the experiences of people of African descent.