Conference to Explore African Identities in the "Age of Obama" at
The African and African American Studies program at
Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president reminds Americans that beliefs about persons of African ancestry based on their appearance are precarious at best. While African Americans, African immigrants,
Scholars and students from across the country will be in attendance.
A full schedule of events and presenters is available at http://aaas.gmu.edu/conference_schedule
Featured Panel: "Through the Lens of Africanity: Reconceptualizing Obama in the Past and Present"
Joseph Miller, University of Virginia
Ibrahim Sundiata, Brandeis University
Joseph Leonard, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Agriculture
Moderator: Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor,
October 8-10, 2009
Additional information is available at http://aaas.gmu.edu/conference_obama_2009.