Conference | Department of Pan-African Studies | Kent State University


Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

“Increased Black Activism from the 1960s to the Present: National and International Contexts”

APRIL 9-10, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Akinyele Umoja

Information about call for proposals will be released in March 2019

Information about the April 2018 Conference 

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University held its fourth biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference on April 12th and 13th, 2018.  The conference focused on intersectionalities between approaches to resistance that various communities have historically deployed to confront systemic forms of dominance. 


Professor Linda James Myers, served as the Keynote speaker for the April 2018 conference.  She currently serves as the Director of the AAAS Community Extension Center, College of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty of the Department of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University.  Professor Myers specializes in psychology and culture; moral and spiritual identity development; healing practices and psychotherapeutic processes; and intersections of race, gender, and class.  


If you have questions or would like to learn more about the 2020 conference please contact Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference Committee 

Phone: 330-672-2300