Diya Abdo

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English Department, Guilford College
PLENARY SPEAKER
Title: Every Campus A Refuge: Reimagining the University in a Time of Crisis

Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà

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School of Art, Design, and Art History, James Madison University
PLENARY SPEAKER
Title: Embracing/Embodying Glo-cal-ity: New African Diaspora Artists' Aesthetics and Transnational Conversations

Amir Mohamed Aziz

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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
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Gabriel Bámgbóṣé

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Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
Title: The Self in Poetic Language: Poetics of Hapticality in Abena Busia’s Traces of a Life

Clovis Bergère

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Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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Title: Clever Improvisations, Hashtags and Choreographies of Protest in Guinea

Simone Brioni

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Department of English, Stony Brook University
Title: Collaboration as a Decolonial Practice

andré carrington

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Department of English and Philosophy, Harvard University
Title: Watching Wakanda: Desiring Blackness in Marvel’s Black Panther, from page to screen

Eric Charry

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Music Department, Wesleyan University
Title: Hip Hop Africanized

Ouafaa Deleger

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Department of French, Rutgers University
PLENARY SPEAKER
Title: The piano as a cultural passage: Le piano Oriental, Z. Abirached

Manthia Diawara

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University Professor, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Title: Global African Studies: Some Thoughts from Edouard Glissant

Tosin Gbogi

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Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics, Tulane University
Title: Postcolonial Resistance, Transethnic Vernaculars, and New Youth Identities in African Hip Hop Cultures

Marame Gueye

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English Department, East Carolina University
Title: A Woman is Another Woman’s Cure: African Women, Immigration, and Digital Sisterhood

Jonathan Bishop Highfield

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Literary Arts and Studies, Rhode Island School of Design
Title: Riding the Indian Ocean’s Waves: Displacement of People and Movement of Food Across Four Continents

RaShelle R. Peck

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Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University
Title: Global Blackness in Underground Nairobi Hip Hop

Roger Noguerol Ramírez

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Producer and Musician
Title: El Cajon as a Symbol of Resistance

Jonathon Repinecz

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Department of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University
Title: From Négritude to Wakanda: Toward A Critical Genealogy

Reginold Royston

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Information School and the Department of African Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Podcasting and Orality in African Digital Aesthetics

Susanna Sacks

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English Department, Northwestern University
Title: The Aesthetics of Agency: International Art Festivals and the Limits of the Cosmopolitan Imagination

Alexandria Smith

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Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Title: Roaring Inside the Marble: Queer Diaspora in Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater

Wendy Wilson-Fall

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Africana Studies Program, Lafayette College
Title: Practical Pan-Africanism: Global Musics, Mobility, and Blackness

Christopher Wise

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Department of English, Western Washington University
Title: Yambo Ouologuem’s Le devoir de violence at 50

Lisa Yung and Ricardo René Larémont

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Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University; Department of Sociology, Binghamton University
Title: Afro Asian intersections and migration
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