Students in the Africana Studies program

The following list includes current and historic, individual student research projects, public presentations from conferences, symposia and exhibitions*, and peer-reviewed publications. For abstracts on each project see Students as Scholars.

*“Supported by:” on Student Conference Presentation records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s participation in the conference, i.e. travel expenses, poster costs, etc.  For on-campus conferences, the supporting entity is usually the academic department sponsoring the event.

**“Supported by:” on Student Research Project records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s research costs, i.e. supplies, materials, equipment, stipends, local or international research travel, etc.


2017

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Brandi Noel Hunter "Simultaneously Brilliant and Beyond Bearing: The Socially Constructed Image of the Smart Black Girl"
Conference: Africana Studies and Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies Senior Research Presentations
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Naji Nazima Thompson Psychodietetics and the Anxieties of Wellness in the African American Literary Imagination
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Lynn Johnson

2016

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Sarah Rachel Kleine "Enough of the White Boys and Dogs! African American Young Literature and the Politics of Access"
Conference: 2016 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy

2015

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Dominique Charmian Brown Whose Choice?: Reproductive Coercion and Black Women's Fight for Medical Justice
Conference: 2015 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Reiva Joyce Kibbee 2015 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Conference: 2015 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Megan Baker O'Neill The Influence of South African Music on the Black Community in the Anti-Apartheid Movement
Conference: 2015 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Frank Henry Williams 2015 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Conference: 2015 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy

2014

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Danielle Lynn Clausnitzer The Power of Parallel Belief: Re-Establishing Literary Syncretism in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Sula
Conference: 2014 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Reginald James Glosson No Vote, No Freedom: The Black Existential Problematization of Voter ID Laws
Conference: 2014 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Jessica Anne Shaffner The Postmodern Integrated-Masculine: A Literary Breakdown of the Masculine-Masculine and Masculine-Feminine Fracture
Conference: 2014 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson

2013

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Alexandra Uka Amaka Agiliga Reclaiming and Asserting Sexual Agency: Black Women In Sadomasochism
Conference: 2013 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Megan Glick
Andrew Gavin Hill The Emancipation of LeBron James: Re-Defining the Slave Narrative of the NBA Through the Histories of the Athlete
Conference: 2013 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson

2011

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Benjamin James Hanbury-Aggs Trading Places: Is the 21st Century African/Tribal Art Market Ethical?
Conference: 2011 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Corinthia Kenya Jacobs Reviving and Revising: The History of Dickinson College from an Africanist Perspective
Conference: 2011 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Tarra Kathryn Maxwell The Resiliency of Women: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide
Conference: 2011 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Rockyatu Dakuan Otoo "Don't Make a Black Woman Take off her Earrings": Undressing Madea and the Impersonation of Black Womanhood
Conference: 2011 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Grace Perry Confounding the Boundness, Resisting the Machine
Conference: 2011 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson

2010

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
A Atandi Anyona Song, Dance, and Resistance in South Africa during the Apartheid Regime
Conference: 2010 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Lynn Johnson
Quinnelle Lilian Gomez Caribbean Media Representations
Conference: 2010 Africana Studies Senior Symposium
Supported by: Africana Studies Department
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Quinnelle Lilian Gomez Caribbean Media Representations
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy