Graduate Research Workshop

Poster advertising the annual graduate research workshop

11th Annual KASC Graduate Research Workshop | Online

The 11th annual Graduate Student workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022 from 9:00am-4:00pm. After the workshop, there will be a get together by 5:00pm at McLains @ KU. To prepare for attending the workshop, get more detailed information about the presentations and the abstracts.

Below is the program showing the order of presentations.


TimeSession Title
09:00am – 09:15amIntroductory Remarks
09:15am – 10:15am

Session 1:  Public Health and Well-being:

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Kathryn Rhine; African & African-American Studies and Geography and Atmospheric Science, (KU)

Presenter 1: Adjeiwa Akosua Affram (Health Policy, Planning and Management, University of Ghana)

  • Long-Term Care for Older Adults in Ghana: An Exploration of Normative Values for Policy Decision Making

Presenter 2: Syed Muhammad Omar (Psychology, KU)

  • Sustainability Orientation to Well-being in Ghana: Implications of Neoliberal Subjectivity and Dagomba Muslim’s Conceptions of Well-being
10:15am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am – 12:00noon

Session 2: Children and Family:

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Annabella Osei-Tutu; Psychology, (University of Ghana)

Presenter 1: Agnes P. Muyanga (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, KU) 

  • Caring for African Bodies and Spaces – Evidence from the 3rd Kwame Nkrumah Festival

Presenter 2: Christabel Tsoto (Geography and Atmospheric Science, KU)

  • Maternal versus Paternal Migration and its Effect on Child Wellbeing

Presenter 3: Omowunmi Olaleye (Social Welfare, KU) 

  • Conceptual Analysis of the Child, Childhood, and Family trauma: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
12:00noon – 12:45pmLunch Break
12:45pm – 2:15pm

Session 3: (De)Coloniality, Liberation, and Cultural Production:

Chair/Moderator: Dr. James Yeku; African & African-American Studies, (KU)

Presenter 1: Ogochukwu Ngwudike (English, KU)

  • Diasporic (African and Caribbean) Fiction of Migration in the U.S

Presenter 2: Priscilla Judson Wallace (History, University of Houston)

  • Origins of Black Radical Tradition

Presenter 3: Brigid Enchill (French, Francophone, & Italian Studies, KU)

  • Neo-Colonialists in Tandem with locial elites: Kaveena by Boubacar Boris Diop
2:15pm – 2:30pmBreak
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Session 4: Gender, Youth and Migration:

Chair/Moderator: Dr. John Gluckman, Linguistics, (KU)

Presenter 1: Eric Splavec (Political Science, KU)

  • The Merits of Military Aid: An examination of the interactions between US military aid and terrorism in the East African Community

Presenter 2: Aron David Finholt (Linguistics, KU)

  • Complementizer Distinctions in Mashi

Presenter 3: Ahmad S. Mustafa (Political Science, KU)

  • The Role of Laws and Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes: Al-Azhar Institution as a case study
5:00pm Get Together at McLains @ KU