Registration Opens February 15, 2016

Department of Pan-African Studies 3rd Bi-Annual Conference


“Cultures, Identities, and Racial Violence in the Pan-African World” 

APRIL 9, 2016 


Kent State University’s Department of Pan-African Studies will host the Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference on April 9, 2016 at Ritchie Hall on the Kent Campus.This third bi-annual conference is themed “Cultures,Identities, and Racial Violence in the Pan- African World” and aims to explore new ways of studying the complex experiences of Africana people worldwide.The Department of Pan-African Studies invites you to register for its third bi-annual Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference.  Registration begins February 15, 2016.  

This year’s conference  focuses on intersections and transformations within identities, cultures, and experiences of Africa and the Black Diaspora. The conference hopes to allow scholars to explore the continuous and evolving meaning that race, class, gender, and sexuality have on the experiences of Africana people worldwide. In addition this conference hopes to explore oppression not only in relationship to Africa and the United States, but also in connection with the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. A primary focus will be placed on the impact racial violence and social, economic, and political marginalizations of people of African descent in the United States and other parts of the Pan-African world.

We have accepted submissions from a variety of academic scholars, independent scholars, advanced graduate students, undergraduate students, artists, community leaders and activists on ways to reflect the strengths and diversity of people of African descent.