21st Annual Africana Studies Student Research conference

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9:00am to 3:30pm

Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Ballroom and Sky Bank room (201)
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402

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The Africana Studies Student Research conference provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present original research in a professional conference environment. This year's 20 student presenters represent 7 universities and 17 disciplines. Panels will run 9:00-11:45 and from 1:30-3:30, and will be in BGSU's Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom, and the Sky Bank room (201).


This year's luncheon keynote lecture (12:00-1:15 in the BTSU Ballroom) will be presented by Dr. Tara T. Green, the Linda Carlisle Excellence Professor of Literature & Gender Studies, and Professor and former Director (2008-2016) of African American & African Diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. 


Dr. Green’s Keynote, titled “This is Our Story: Reclaiming the Middle Passage, Resisting Social Death,” will be based upon her most recent book, Reimagining the Middle Passage: Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song (OSU Press, 2018), which, “provides an interdisciplinary perspective on African descendants’ resistance to social death during the Middle Passage and in spaces symbolic of the Middle Passage.”

Questions?  Please contact Rebecca L. Skinner Green: rlgreen@bgsu.edu,  or Tracy Susko: tsusko@bgsu.edu, 419-372-7814.


Africana Studies thanks its sponsors: School of Art, Art History, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Cultural & Critical Studies, Arts Village, History, English, Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship, Ethnic Cultural Arts Program, School of Media & Communication, World Languages & Cultures, Global Village, Theater & Film, College of Musical Arts, Office of Student Affairs, International Studies, and Asian Studies.

Event Type

Performances and Exhibits, Information Sessions, Workshops and Classes

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Academic, Arts & Culture, Diversity & Belonging, Research


Free and open to the public (keynote lecture is free, but luncheon meal costs $15 ($5 for students). Meals must be purchased by Feb. 4. No ticket sales at the door.

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