Africa Across the Disciplines 2022

Africa Across the Disciplines: New Research at Carolina

Collar, Unidentified artist, South African, Mfengu culture, early 20th century; Glass beads, fiber, leather, and mother-of-pearl buttons, circumference: 14 in. (35.6 cm); Ackland Art Museum, Gift of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth, 2017.17

The African Studies Center Presents
The First Annual African Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Africa Across the Disciplines: New Research at Carolina

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 12:30-5:00 PM
Room 1005, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Schedule and Details

The African Studies Center is starting a new tradition, activating our representation of the whole university by bringing together graduate students who study Africa from an array of disciplinary perspectives. This symposium will present work by graduate students in Public Policy, Art & Art History, Geography, Epidemiology, and Social Work. Their research spans the continent, with papers focused on Ghana, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Zambia. Each participant will present a ten minute talk, followed by Q&A.

Refreshments provided, all are welcome!


12:30-12:40 PM: Welcome

Welcome from Dr. Victoria Rovine and Dr. Sudhanshu Handa, Co-Directors of the African Studies Center


2:40-3:00 PM: Break