The African Americas Symposium

February 27 & 28, 2003
University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 27th

Keynote Address by
Mike Hanchard, Associate Professor,
Department of Political Science and African-American Studies and
Director of the Institute for Diasporic Studies, Northwestern University

Room 17, Logan Hall,
Registration 6:00pm-7:00pm
Keynote Address 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, February 28th

Daytime Symposium Panels
Terrace Room, Logan Hall,
Registration 9:00am-9:30am
Symposium Panels 9:30am-6:30pm
Panel: Religion
Barbara Savage, Associate Professor History Department, UPENN

Sergio Mosquera, “Huellas de la religiosidad Afro-Colombiana”
Angela Lühning, “Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Go Between as Anthropological Method”
Raquel Romberg, “’Today Shango is Shango’, or How Africa Becomes a Ritual Commodity for Puerto Rican Witch-healers”
Tracey Hucks, “From Santeria toYoruba: African American Experience of the Orisha”.

Comment: Herman Bennett, Rutgers University

Lunch Break 12:00pm-1:30pm
Panel: Politics of Identity
Tukufu Zuberi, Director of Center for Africana Studies, UPENN

Jesús García, “Cultura, globalización y transformaciones sociales”
Oswaldo Bilbao, “Costruyendo cuidadania y un habitad humano en comunidades Afrodescendientes de Latinoamerca”
Paulina Alberto, “Between Africa and Brazil: History Foreigness and Belonging in the Brazilian Black Press, 1918-1930”
Roland Roebuck, “Conflictos raciales dentro de la experiencia hispana…una perspectiva AfroLatina”
Solain Pierre, Leader of the national political movement of Dominicans with Haitian Origin

Comment: The Audience
Panel: Expressive Culture
Joseph Clarke, Assistant Professor English Department, UPENN

Lilvio Sansone, “The Place of Brazil in the Black Atlantic”
Marta Moreno Vega, Founder of Caribbean Culture Center, NYC
Lesley Feracho, “Black Subjectivity: Publishing and Reformutating Identity in the works of Carolina María de Jesus”
Ken Dossar, “Aspects of Bantu-Kango Culture in the Atlantic World”
Paul Johnson, “Authenticity in the Homeland and Diaspora”

Comment: Robin Moore, Temple University

Translation will be provided for all talks given in Spanish

A Joint Project of Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium,
the Center for Africana Studies and the Latin American and
Latino Studies Program of the University of Penn


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