The Africana Studies Program at BGSU is proud to announce the
19th Annual Student Research Conference: “Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies”
Friday, February 24, 2017

Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies,” encompasses a wide range of topics spanning time and place, from current and historic political events, to artistic and cultural developments, and environmental change. We therefore welcome papers dealing with the broader issues affecting Africana people in the global context, including but not limited to: language, religion, gender and culture; ethnicity; role of the arts/media; politics, leadership, economics and commerce; social justice; law; medicine & public health practices; education; war and terrorism; peace, conflict resolution, and security; youth, crime, and vigilante justice; changing values & norms; environment, resources, and development; immigration/migration; slavery; Post-Colonial issues; rural-urban changes; the civil war; political-economic empowerment & leadership; national reconciliation; property rights; census; etc.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Rebecca L. Skinner Green at

2017 Conference Poster
2017 Conference Flyer

Browse the contents of 19th Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference and Luncheon:

Panel 1: History + Politics
Panel 2: Media + Identity
Keynote and Luncheon Program
Panel 3: Art + Culture 1
Panel 4: Art + Culture 2