Department of Pan-African Studies

  The following experts from Kent State University are available to media covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Their areas of expertise and topics they can discuss are provided, as well as links to additional information and contact information. Areas of expertise include religion and politics, U.S. relations to Europe,...

Four Kent State University professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are working together to organize a forum series called Safe Spaces, designed to immerse students in discussions with faculty, staff and the public on important national and global issues.  The first event in the Safe Spaces series, “Are You Entertained Yet? The Politics...

Kent State’s Christina McVay, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Pan-African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, joins a panel of guest speakers to talk about racial identity. The discussion centers around Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader in Spokane, Wash., who resigned after claiming to identify as an African American, even...

Kent State University Libraries, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Pan-African Studies, presents “Coming of Age at Kent 1967-71: A Pictorial of Black Student Life,” an exhibit of the photographs of Lafayette Tolliver. Tolliver is a Kent State alumnus who attended the university from...

Where: Oscar Ritchie Hall, UUMBAJI Gallery Reception: March 14, 2013 at 4:00pm Discussion: Tim Scarnecchia at 4:30pm Exhibit Dates: March 13-27

To commemorate Black History Month in February, Black United Students in partnership with the Department of Pan-African Studies is planning a series of programs and activities. Black History Month seeks to educate the Kent State community about African-American heritage, promote inclusion and a common understanding across cultures, and enhance...

Kent State University’s Department of Pan-African Studies presents Dr. Aomar Boum, who will speak about Jewish culture and societies in the Sahara. His lecture, titled “Saharan Jewry: History, Memory and the Politics of Identity,” takes place Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in room 214 of Ritchie Hall. The lecture follows a reception that will...

The Department of Pan-African Studies would like to welcome nationally and internationally known author and scholar, Dr. Michael Gomez.  Dr. Gomez will be presenting a lecture in Oscar Ritche Hall on September 14 at 7pm.  There will be a reception at 6pm in the ORH foyer. Michael A. Gomez is currently professor of History and Middle Eastern...

Kent State University’s Annual May 4th Symposium on Democracy: Democracy and Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo April 28-29, 2011 Kent State University presents the 12th Annual Symposium on Democracy. Held in commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970, the symposium takes place April 28-29 in Oscar Ritchie Hall and is sponsored by...