College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Graduate Research Workshop

10th Annual KASC Graduate Research Workshop | Spencer Museum of Art 


12:00 – 12:15    Lunch and Welcome

                        Dr. Elizabeth MacGonagle and Dr. Glenn Adams

12:15 – 1:25      Session 1 |Language and Literary Functions

Chair: Dr. Cecile Accilien (KASC, CLACS, African and African-American Studies)

Nicholas Natchoo | Curriculum & Teaching

  • How is Creole? The Complexities of teaching Mauritian Kreol as an ancestral language in Mauritius

Ousmane Lecoq Diop| French, Francophone, & Italian Studies

  •  Ending the Hide and Seek Game between Senegalese Authors and their Audience: The Moral Responsibility of Authors/Artists in Diversifying the Languages and Media formats

Luis Felipe Gomez Lomeli | Spanish & Portuguese

  • The Performance of Nature and Global Consumption: Reading “White Winters” through the lenses of the Anthropocene

1:25 – 1:35       Coffee/Tea Break

1:35 – 2:45       Session 2 | Media and Critical Social Issues

           Chair: Dr. James Yeku (KASC, African and African-American Studies)       

           Shola Aromona | William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Feminism in unlikely places: Intersectionality and the #ArewaMe Too

Mauryen Abwao | William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Media Framing of Disability

Benjamin Semola | Global Studies, Oklahoma State University

  • Tweet Storm: Using Twitter Data for Collaborative Crisis Management in Africa


2:50 – 3:10       Teaching Gallery Visit       


 3:10 – 4:20       Session 3 | Environment, Gender and Migration

         Chair: Dr. Abel Chikanda (KASC, African and African-American Studies, Geography and Atmospheric Science)    

          Kenneth O. Ekpetere  | Geography and Atmospheric Science

  • Flood risk Assessment in Makurdi Town Watershed, Nigeria

Linda Chimwemwe Banda | School of Social Welfare

  • The perspective of stakeholders in ending child marriages: How social, cultural, and political environments shape the practice of child marriages in Malawi

William Hatungimana | Political Science

  • Institutions and Immigrants’ (Refugees’) Occupations in Kenya and the US


4:20 – 5:00      Session 4 | Reflections on the Graduate Studies Journey

           Chair: Dr. Katie Rhine (KASC, African and African-American Studies, Geography and Atmospheric Science) 


Lindsay Haroff | Communication Studies

Ashton Dingle | Geography and Atmospheric Science

Julie Morris | Geography and Atmospheric Science



5:00 – 6:00       Reception




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