Under the auspices of the Parsons Honors College Faculty Development Grant, four NSU faculty members traveled to the United Kingdom in June to participate in the Collegium for African American Research Conference held at Liverpool Hope University June 24-27.
Faculty members and their respective presentations included:
Dr. Page Laws – The Warmth of Other Memories: Reclaiming the Traumas and Triumphs of African America’s Great Migration; Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander – Remembrances, Commemorations, and the Spirit Voice: Sacred Spaces in Hampton Roads; Dr. William Alexander – The Haitian Revolution and Francophone Black Identity; and Dr. Kay Lewis – Slaughtered as Sheep for the Shambles: Reclaiming the Memories and Trauma in the Aftermath of Nat Turner’s Insurrection.
Additionally, Dr. Laws also presented at a conference on theatre and performance at the University of Central Lancaster in Preston, UK. Her presentation was titled Martin across the Media: Peccadilloes and Achievements in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop and Ava DuVernay’s Selma.