Leading scholar to discuss race‚ class and gender at Kennesaw State conference

Newly published “Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora” will make its Georgia debut

Georgia (Mar 18, 2009) — Leading scholar to discuss race‚ class and gender at Kennesaw State conference

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Leading scholar to discuss race‚ class and gender at Kennesaw State conference
Newly published “Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora” will make its Georgia debut

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 17‚ 2009) — One of the nation’s top scholars on Africana and women’s studies‚ Carol Boyce Davies of Cornell University‚ will be the keynote speaker at a student conference on race‚ class and gender in the African Diaspora at Kennesaw State University on Thursday‚ March 19. A new “Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora” will be launched at the conference.

What:
The African and African Diaspora Studies Student Conference is designed to give students an opportunity to hear leading scholars in the field‚ present their research and participate on panels with the experts. A newly published “Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora‚” edited by Davies‚ the keynote speaker‚ will make its debut at the conference. Several KSU professors contributed to the encyclopedia.

Who:
Davies is the author and editor of several volumes on African Diaspora studies‚ including “Black Women Writing and Identity‚” “Left of Karl Marx‚” and “Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature.” Boyce Davies is a former professor and director of the African−New World Studies Program at Florida International University and was the Herskovits Distinguished Professor of African Studies at Northwestern University.

When and Where:
Thursday‚ March 19‚ noon to 8:00 p.m. in Kennesaw State’s Social Sciences Building. Book launch is at 6 p.m.; Boyce Davies will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1019. The public is invited. For more information‚ visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/aadssc or call Jessie Benjamin at 404−824−6233.

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