David C. Driskell Center

Conversations 2002

A roundtable series for recipients of the 2001 Commitee on Africa and the Americas Summer Travel and Research Grant and the 2002 David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora Graduate Fellowship Competition.

April 29 | May 1 | May 7

Monday, April 29, 2002, 1:00-3:00pm

Conference Room, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, McKeldin Library

Jamila Codrington, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

"Qualitative Exploration of the Life Experiences and Coping Strategies of African-American Inner City Youth"

Carmen Coustaut, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre


Gia Harewood, Graduate Student, Department of English

"The Caribbean Experience in London: An Exploration of Caribbean Literature"

Seth Clark Silberman, Graduate Student, Department of Comparative Literature

"Eric Walrond's Life and Work"

Francille Rusan Wilson, Associate Professor, Afro-American Studies Program

"Seeking Sadie's Century: Essays and Interactions"

Clyde Woods, Assistant Professor, Afro-American Studies Program

"Papers of Three South Central Los Angeles Politicians: Mayor Thomas Bradley, Congressman Augustus Hawkins, and County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn"

Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 1:00-3:00pm

Dean's Conference Room, 1102J Francis Scott Key Hall

Ekpo Eyo, Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology

"Arts of Africa's Cross River"

Binetou Cheikh Seck, Graduate Student, Department of Nutrition and Food Science

"The Prevalence of Anemia Among Pregnant Women in Dakar, Senegal"

April Shemak, Graduate Student, Department of English

"Caribbean Constructions of ‘Native' or ‘Home' Place"

Thomas Stanley, Graduate Student, Department of Ethnomusicology

"The Garifuna and Punta Music"

Tuesday, May 7, 2002, 3:00-4:30pm

Conference Room, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, McKeldin Library

Jefferson Pinder, Graduate Fellow, Department of Art


William Smith, Graduate Fellow, Department of Ethnomusicology

"Biographic Ethnography of Hip-Hop Artist Priest da Nomad"

All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.