Diasporas of Color Undergraduate Conference

Diasporas of Color Undergraduate Conference

SUNY Geneseo’s Departments of English, History, and Languages and Literatures
and Africana Studies, Americana Studies, Asian Studies and Latin American Studies,
with the collaboration of SUNY New Paltz’s Department of Black Studies and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

invite you to participate in the


Friday, April 25th, and Saturday, April 26th, 2014 State University of New York at Geneseo Students are invited to present papers and posters that are concerned with all issues pertaining to diasporas of color relevant to Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Presenters may offer scholarly research or participate in panel discussions from all academic disciplines and social sectors. This Conference is funded in part by a 2013-2014 EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SUPPORT grant from SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and by SUNY Geneseo’s Office of the Provost.

The “II First World Diaspora Undergraduate Conference,” a collaborative project of SUNY Geneseo and SUNY New Paltz, invites undergraduate students to SUNY Geneseo to present papers or posters concerning all issues relevant to diasporas of color of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, especially those related to the conference theme: “Global(izing) Identities and Migration across Diasporas of Color”.

The Conference has been organized to bring together students, recent graduates, academics and professionals to accomplish many desired goals, particularly,

  • to provide undergraduates the experience of showcasing, in a professional setting, the best of their scholarship in their area of specialization;
  • to expose undergraduates to enriching and meaningful, current diaspora scholarship as a means of motivating and stimulating their pursuit of a graduate education;
  • to create a venue where undergraduates will learn from the graduate experiences of, and challenges faced by, professionals who have specialized in similar fields of study;
  • to offer a space where current undergraduates can interact and network with alumni, recent graduates and new professionals as well as with renowned experts.

The objective is to help prepare undergraduates to enter and successfully adapt to the professional world upon graduation.

View the conference program.


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