The Rap Sessions in Africana Studies are designed for undergraduate students to learn about and explore the broad field of Africana studies. The sessions are led by doctoral students from within and outside of Johns Hopkins University who present their dissertation research to undergraduate students in a setting that is at once friendly and informal. Students get to ask questions about the research, learn techniques for carrying out their own scholarly investigations, and obtain advice on entering graduate school. The sessions feature presentations by doctoral students from different areas of the discipline, thus allowing undergraduate students to learn both about the breadth and the uniqueness of Africana studies.
Unless otherwise noted, the sessions will take place in the Student Lounge (formerly the OMA Lounge) of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Food and refreshments will be served.
If you would like to attend a Rap Session, present your research, or simply get more information, please contact Anne-Marie Livingstone at email@example.com.
Fall 2017 Schedule
October 11 (5:30-7:30pm): “The Counter-Narrative: Black Feminist Methods and Culturally Competent Research,” with Shvilla Rasheem (PhD Candidate, Social Work, Morgan State University)
November 2 (4:30-6:00pm): “Using Black Studies to Talk Business: Writing the History of Racial Capitalism,” with Jessica Levy (PhD Candidate, History)
November 30 (5:30-7:30pm): “Research as Collective Praxis: Findings from a Participatory Study on Racial Profiling in Policing in Montreal, Canada” with Anne-Marie Livingstone (PhD Candidate, Sociology).