AADS Faculty and Graduate Students Scholarly Presentations

Continental Africa


Dr. Jean Rahier

"On the Relevance of the Concept of "Globalized Tourism Formation", Sept 9-12 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

"Tourism and Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Caribbean Experience for Sub-Saharan Africa" Salises 50/50 Conference August 23, 2012 New Kingston, Jamaica

The Bulletin De L'Union des Femmes Coloniales (BUFC)- Early Feminisim at the Service of the Colonial Ordering of Things in the Congo Archives of Post-Independent Africa and its Diaspora Conference Ile de Goree, Goree, Senegal

"Roots-Heritage Tourism in Juffureh and Kunta Kinteh Island, The Gambia: Experiences of U.S. Study Abroad Students" The Gambia, June 2015

Dr. John Clark:

The Impact of War and Rivalry on State-Building in Uganda Debating the Peace/State-Building Experiences of Rwanda and Uganda for the Benefit of Great Lakes Region. May 24, 2013. Mbarara, Uganda

Improving The Political Culture of Congo July 15th -30th 2010. Kinshasa, DRC

Failure of Congo Democracy July 15th-20th 2010. Kinshasa, DRC

Dr. Percy Hintzen

Keynote Address: “Globalization, Development, and Sustainability: Africa’s Role”. Guyana National Reparations Commission, Georgetown, Guyana, February, 13th.



Dr. Eric Lob

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Policy and Developmental Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Islam in Africa: Historical and Contemporary Processes of Islamisation and Re-Islamisation in Africa, April 23-25, Berne, Switzerland

Alumni-Graduate Students

Yoletta Nyange

Religion and Media in Development: Changing the Nascent Narrative 7th African Media Leaders Forum, November 11-13, 2015 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Mariama Jaiteh

The Gambia's Tourism Sexual Economy June, 2015 Banjul, The Gambia

Laurel Burchfield

The African Union's Continental Early Warning System: Conflict Prevention in an African Context, March 4-5, 2011 Boston University, USA

Fiacre Bienvenu

Post-Genocide Rwanda: The challenges for a post-ethnic civil society and the potentialities for good governance March 4-5, 2011 Boston University USA

African Diaspora



Dr. Percy Hintzen

Keynote Address “Teaching within higher education in an era of socio-economic dynamism”. Inaugural Symposium for the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. The University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus, Georgetown, Guyana. February 13th

“The EU, CARIFORUM, AND CELAC: and the new multilateral alliance: the respecification and reconsolidation of old colonial ties in the era U.S. hegemonic decline”. Presented at conference on The Caribbean in the Strategic Partnership EU-CELAC, Institute des Ameriques, The EU-Latin American Foundation, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. June 1st, 2018 Paris France.

Guyana Shield: An Aspirational Project for Sub-Regional Integration” Presented at “Center for Strategic And International Studies” forum on Guyana Shield: A Zone of Southern Caribbean Integration and Sustainable Development- Guyana, Suriname and French Guyane” Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. Washington. DC.

Dr. Valerie Patterson

Flint Water Crisis Panel in conjunction with the Ruby Latoya Frazier: Flint is Family exhibition, Frost Art Museum, panelist, Florida International University, February 21, 2019.

Activism and 20th Century Black Miami Symposium, response to Virginia Key Digital Archive, panelist, Florida International University, March 28, 2019.

Dr. Heather Russell

Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas Caribbean Studies Conference, Merida, Mexico, May 2014

Rihanna: Diasporic Citizen, Bajan Daughter, American Superstar Caribbean Studies Conference, Grenada 2013

Vodou Modernism, Literary Theory and Social Justice. American Comparative Literature Association conference, March 31- April 3, 2011 Vancouver, Canada

Whose Rihanna:Diasporic Citizenship and Economies of Crossing over. April 24th-28th 2010., St. Peter Barbados.

Dr. Jean Rahier

From Invisibilidad to Participation in State Corporatism: Afro-Ecuadorian Community Organizing and Political Struggles, and the Constitutional Processes of 1998 and 2008 July 28 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hypersexual Black Women in the Ecuadorian 'Common Sense': An Examination of Visual and Other Representations October 8, 2010 Toronto, Canada.


Alumni-Graduate Students

Tonya St. Julien

Re-imagining the Primitive: Tourism and the Golden Age in Haiti from 1946-1956 Florida Conference of Historians, Florida Southern College, February 11-13th, 2015, Lakeland, FL

Nathan Seeley

“We Are Men:” Self-Determination Defense and Black Masculinity The 16th Annual Graduate Association for African American History University of Memphis, February 11-13th, 2015, Memphis, TN

Christina Bazzaroni

Kinky Salon NOLA Presents All is Bare in Love and War Field Research, Memorial Day Weekend 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana

Martina Carla Louis

Expressions of gender and sexual non- normativity in Haiti: Preliminary research Haiti, December 2013

Mamyrah Prosper

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Haiti still under occupation in the 21st Century Caribbean Studies Association Conference, March 31-June 5, 2011, Curacao

Unifiying Voices Across Haitian Civil Society PAPDA (re)claims Sovereignty Salises 50/50 Conference August 23, 2012 New Kingston, Jamaica

Angela Roe

Sombra di Kolo: The Shadow of Color Caribbean Studies Conference, Merida, Mexico 2014

Imagining Curacao in the Work of Norman de Palm Caribbean Studies Association Conference, March 31- June 3, 2011, Curacao

The Disjunction between National Formation and the Lived Experience of Racism in PostColonial Dutch Caribbean, December 2009, FIU, Miami.

Tekla Nicholas

Transnational Strategies of Haitian Immigrants Families in South Florida. November 20th-21st 2008 Oslo, Norway
"Betwixt and Between": Transformations in Transnational Space Dec. 2nd-6th 2010 Philadelphia USA

Ashley Mateiro

"Fuel for Colonialism": Gulf oil Corporation, The American Committee on Africa and Compateting Versions of Empire, 1956-1976., April 14th-18,2010 Ontario Canada

Jheanell Haynes

Diaspora, Development, and the Demise of the Nation State: Lessons from Haiti and Jamaica Salises 50/50 Conference August 23, 2012 New Kingston, Jamaica