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The Center for African and African Diaspora Studies (CAADS) supports the internationalization, global learning and diversity mission of Kennesaw State University through scholarly endeavor and community outreach.

CAADS presents programs, encourages collaborative research, offers services and engages in academic and community activities that foster an understanding of the global experiences of people of African descent in Asia, Europe, the Oceania and the Americas.

The Center for African and African Diaspora Studies is a component unit of the Institute for Global Initiatives

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The Center for African and African Diaspora Studies (CAADS) supports the internationalization, global learning and diversity mission of Kennesaw State University through scholarly endeavor and community outreach.

CAADS presents programs, encourages collaborative research, offers services and engages in academic and community activities that foster an understanding of the global experiences of people of African descent in Asia, Europe, the Oceania and the Americas.

The Center for African and African Diaspora Studies is a component unit of the Institute for Global Initiatives

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    African Studies: Revisiting The Epistemology, Reinvigorating the Methodology, and Renewing the Penology.

    African Studies: Revisiting The Epistemology, Reinvigorating the Methodology, and Renewing the Penology.

    Dr. Akanmu G. Adebayo addresses African Studies: Revisiting The Epistemology, Reinvigorating the Methodology, and Renewing the Penology. Dr. Akanmu G. Adebayo then brings up the idea of; Is what is known about Africa true, valid, imagined, or invented. He discusses the methods of African Studies and the different aspects of African Studies. This lecture brings up reasons for why many choose not to discuss African Studies and the validity of earlier Africanists compared with current Africanists. This lecture further explains the many concepts of African Studies and dismisses some misconceptions.

    • 55 min
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    Bunce Island

    Bunce Island

    Dr. Dan Paracka, director of education abroad and associate professor of education at Kennesaw State University leads a presentation on Bunce Island. Bunce Island was one of about 40 slave castles, or fortified trading posts, that European merchants built along the coast of West Africa during the period of the Atlantic slave trade. Slave traders based at the castles purchased African captives, imprisoned them, and loaded them aboard the slave ships that took them on the infamous middle passage to America. Scholars say Bunce Island is the most important historic site in Africa for the United States.

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    Exploration and Exploitation: The Black Female Body and the American Imagination

    Exploration and Exploitation: The Black Female Body and the American Imagination

    Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Director of Graduate Studies, Institute of Women's Studies, Emory University, explores the Black female body and discusses the exploitation of the Black female body. Dr. Wallace-Sanders states that Black Women's bodies are represented as fragmented. She then continues by moving beyond the categorical idea of black women and showing the vast variety of black women. Co-sponsored by African & African Diaspora Studies Program, Gender and Women's Studies Program, & American Studies Program.

    • 1 hr 13 min
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    U.S.-China Influence and the Dynamics of Competitive Politics in Africa - The Case of Cameroon, 1990-2011

    U.S.-China Influence and the Dynamics of Competitive Politics in Africa - The Case of Cameroon, 1990-2011

    An engaging discussion focusing on political evolution in Cameroon since 1990 and the strategic importance of the country to the United States and the Peoples Republic of China. Lecture Series: Complex Identities in the African and African Diaspora World.

    • 1 hr 11 min
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    From Negro Spiritual to Hip Hop: African American Music in the 21st Century

    From Negro Spiritual to Hip Hop: African American Music in the 21st Century

    Dr. Oral Moses discusses the evolution of African American music to hip hop music of the 21st century. Dr. Moses opens with an example of an African Spiritual. He compares too very unlikely American types of music. He discusses how closely these two are related and by showing the history of African spirituals, he is able to make these similarities very evident.

    • 1 hr 16 min
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    African Diaspora Culture and Identity in Latin America

    African Diaspora Culture and Identity in Latin America

    Dr. Luis Miletti is from Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Cincinnati. Among his published work are two collections of short stories titled El Arimao and Una noche en la Biblioteca; El Caribe ante su Espejo; and a play titled “El Arrimao.” He is also the founder and chief editor of Negritud: Journal of Afro Latin American Studies, the founder and organizer of its International Conference and Negritud.com. Dr. Miletti is assistant professor of Spanish and Latina American Literature at Clark Atlanta University.Lecture Series: Complex Identities in the African and African Diaspora World.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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