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Scott Anderson, Seth N. Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Mechthild Nagel

Scott Anderson, Seth N. Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Mechthild Nagel

Scott Anderson, Geography Department, Seth N. Asumah, Political Science and Africana Studies departments, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Geography and Africana Studies departments, and Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy and Africana Studies departments and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, attended the Race, Ethnicity and Place (REP) Conference held Sept. 21-23 at Kent State University in Ohio. The biannual conference attracts scholars representing interdisciplinary, national and international perspectives on racial transformation of places. Nagel, Asumah and Johnston-Anumonwo presented papers on race-ethnicity studies and Anderson chaired a session on Narratives of Place. Nagel’s paper was titled “Revisiting Prisons as Diasporic Sites.” Asumah’s paper was titled “Race and Diversity Leadership in Predominantly White Institutions: Rethinking Microaggressions.” In addition to her paper on “The Significance of Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Experiences of Eritrean Migrants,” Johnston-Anumonwo was a panelist at a session honoring the late Professor Florence Margai, a founding member of the REP conference planning committee and associate dean of SUNY Binghamton’s Harpur College who died in 2015. All four SUNY Cortland faculty members were invited to the eighth REP conference at Kent and had presented at previous REP conferences hosted at Binghamton University dating back to 2002.