Carol West by tyndale


									    AFRICA IN MOTION
    Mid-America Alliance for African Studies

Program for the 13th Annual Conference, September 28-29, 2007
   Kansas Memorial Union, The University of Kansas
Friday, September 28
11:30 am -12:20 pm: Registration
Malott Room, Kansas Union

12:30--2:10 pm Session I
Resources, Development and Politics in Motion: Malott Room

Garth Myers, Kansas University, Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice in African Cities

Ken Aikins, Kansas University, Straddling Two Political Worlds in the Midst of Ethnic Cleavages: the
Case of N. Ghana

Emmanuel Birdling, Kansas University, Analysis of the Forces that Caged Development in Sub-Saharan

Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley, Truman State University, Citizens or Subjects? Artisanal Miners and the
Resource Scramble in Sierra Leone

2:20-4:00 pm Session II
African Arts and Literature in Motion: Malott Room

Gitti Salami, Kansas University, The Origins of the Yakurr Leboku Festival

Linda Wiley, Kansas University, The Manichean Mindset as Exemplified/Countered in Some Examples of
Film + Literature

Kitty Johnson, Indiana University, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. in Nairobi: Aesthetic Strategies in Matatu

Hilary Hungerford, Kansas University, Exhibits of African Art and Constructions of Race

4: 10-5:20 pm Keynote Address: Derick Moyo, Deputy Chief of Mission,
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Washington, DC: Malott Room

5:30-7:00 pm: Welcome Celebration and Poetry Reading
Garth Myers and Brian Daldorph: Malott Room

Saturday, September 29

8:30-9:30 am Welcome
Malott Room; Coffee, Tea, and Muffins
9:40-11:20 am Session III (concurrent panels)
III A: Belief in Motion: The Theoretical Perspective of Cultural Psychology and its
Application to African Studies: Malott Room

Glenn Adams, Kansas University, Genital-Shrinking Panic in Ghana: A Case of Belief-in-Motion

Phia Salter, Kansas University, Suspicion is Contagious: A Socio-cultural Account of Polio Vaccination
Resistance in Nigeria

Stephanie Anderson, Kansas University, When Belief and Reality Collide: Explaining Negative Outcomes
of Attractive Ghanaians

Gokce Gungor, Kansas University, The Cultural Grounding of Enemyship: Cross-cultural and
Experimental Evidence

III B: African Migration I: Histories and Ethnicities: English Room

Ryan Groves, University of Central Florida, Dini ya Msambwa: Bukusu Resistance to British Colonialism

Jeremy Rich, Middle Tennessee State University, Tyrant, Father, Martyr: Considering State, Family, and
Regional Oral Narratives of Gabonese Chief Felicien Endame Ndong (ca. 1890-1971)

Erin Kenny, Drury University, Return Migration: Households and Relational Personhood in Upper Guinea

Betty Harris, Oklahoma University, Chinese in Contemporary South Africa: White or Non-White: Does it
Really Matter?

11:30-1:00 pm: Lunch (participants are on their own)

1:10-2:40 pm Session IV (concurrent panels)
IV A: African Migration II: Transmigration and Displacement: Malott Room

Luke Struckman, Kansas University, African Transmigrants in Europe and Conflict with the Idealized

Ang Gray, Kansas University, Displacement in Motion: Refugee-Hosting and Development in Ukwimi,

Daba Gedafa, Kansas State University, Causes and Effects of Migration of Oromo People of Ethiopia Since

Yacob A. Zereyesus, Kansas State University, Youth Migration and its Repercussion to the Economy: A
Case Study of Eritrea

IV B: South African Migrations: A Roundtable Discussion: English Room

Carol West, Allison Shutt, Thomas Campbell, Lovemore Gororo, Emily Hollis Proffitt, Stephanie Ryan
Williams, all of Hendrix College (Arkansas)
2:50-4:20 pm Session V (concurrent panels)
V A: African Migration III: Gender, Empowerment, Education: Malott Room
Jamaine Abidogun, Missouri State University, Immigration of British and Missionary Education to Nsukka
District, Nigeria (1930s-1960s)

Margaret Buckner, Missouri State University, Spirit Courtship in West Africa: When the Women Went a-

Jane Irungu, Kansas University, The African Immigrant Woman: Reasons for Migration, Challenges +
Changing Gender Roles

Mba Ude, Kansas State University, An Alayi Migrant, the Advent of Cassava and Economic Empowerment
of Alayi Women

V B: Africa in Many Directions: English Room
Theresa Asojo, Olabisi Onabanjo University (Nigeria), Religion Movement and Migration: A Case of
Science Influence

Fridah Munkombwe, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, The Role of Women in the Media in

Mohamed Dosi, University of Memphis, African and Asian Immigration Experiences in the US

Patrician Batsikama and Antonio Thomas Ana, Angolan Philosopher and Art Historian
Etonism: Philosophy of Tolerant Reason

Stephen Harmon, Pittsburg State University, The Kingdoms of Africa are of Our Conquest: Castile's
Challenge to Portuguese Commercial Primacy in West Africa, 1453-1480

4:30-5:40 pm MAAAS Annual Business Meeting (open to all participants and
attendees): Malott Room

6-8:30 pm MAAAS Banquet and Dance Party: (LOCATION HAS
CHANGED!) Union Pacific Depot, Theater Room, 402 N. 2nd Street, North Lawrence
8:30-11:00 pm The Cabaret/Harlem-style "Rent Party" will be held in the Kansas Union
ballroom - $10 general public/$5 students with ID – in association with the Spencer
Museum of Art Conference, Aaron Douglas: African-American Modernist

To top