Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, AADS Program Director, was awarded a Miami-Florida European Union Center for Excellence (MEUCE) 2014 summer faculty research grant to conduct research in colonial archives in Brussels, Belgium. His awarded proposal is entitled: The Emergence of a “European Identity” in the Congo Free State (1885-1908) and in the Belgian Congo (1908-1960): A Precursor Contribution to European Integration?
AADS Program Director, Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, delivered one of the conferencias magistrales (keynote lectures) at the Primer Congreso Internacional de Profesionales en Turismo (First International Conference of Professionals in Tourism) in Guayaquil, Ecuador that was held from the 19th to the 21st of February.
Problematizing Blackness: Self-Ethnographies by Black Immigrants to the United States, a book edited by AADS Program Director Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier and AADS Affiliate Faculty Dr. Percy C. Hintzen is now available in paperback.
The 7th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture will be in the Panther Suite located inside of the Graham Center on the Modesto Maidique Campus of FIU at 3:00 PM. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) based in Banjul, The Gambia.
Dr. Nicole Grégoire, Free University of Brussels, will delivery her lecture New African Diasporas and the Development of Black Solidarity in Belgium on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.
Dr. Marlon M. Bailey, Indiana University, Bloomington, will share with us his recent publication Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 4:30 PM at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in MMC.
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199