“Black” British Aesthetics Today:
The Howard University Symposium
Howard University
The Blackburn Center, Saturday, April 8, 2006



(Funded by a Grant from the Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence)


Daiyyah Abdullah, Assoc. Prof., Montgomery College, & ABD, Howard University abdullah@Howard.edu
Louise Bernard, Ph.D., FRSA*, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Georgetown University, lb267@georgetown.edu
Juliette Bethea, Cultural Activist and Supporter of the Arts,
Washington, DC, JB40@webtv.net
Leah Blue*, Leah Blue is a doctoral student in the Department of English, Howard Universityleahblue@gmail.com
Carolyn T. Brown, Director, The John W. Kluge Center at The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Rashida Bumbray, Exhibition Coordinator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NYrbumbray@studiomuseum.org
Gay Gibson Cima, Director, Humanities and Human Rights Initiative, Department of English, Georgetown University, Washington
Scott Cohen, Assistant Professor of English, Stonehill College Fields scohen@stonehill.edu
Kimberly Collins*,
Kimberly Collins is a doctoral student in the Department of English, Howard University, dcsoar@onebox.com

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Babacar Dieng*

Babacar Dieng is a Fulbright Fellow from Senegal

and a Graduate Student in the Department of Engish at Howard University lorddieng@hotmail.com


Ali Evans

PR Manager & Editor, The Studio Museum in Harlem

144 W. 125th Street; New York, NY 10027

(212) 864-4500 ext. 213

Fields of specialization/Special Interests: Visual Art, Music (Live & DJ culture), Performance, Publications aevans@studiomuseum.org


Susan Alice Fischer, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Academic Excellence &

Professor, Department of English

Medgar Evers College/CUNY

Brooklyn, New York 11225

Specialization: contemporary women’s London narratives.



Sarah Frankland

Arts Manager, British Council USA

The British Embassy, Washington, DC 20008



Clement Goddard, Ph.D.

Professor, Montgomery College - Department of English; Special interests include: English language and literature; Caribbean literature & Black British literature. ClemGoddard@aol.com / clement.goddard@montgomerycollege.edu


Michele Rene Gregory, Ph.D.

Sociologist and Professor of Sociology

Department of Social Sciences; Specialization gender and work, especially in the UK.

York College/CUNY mrgcpw@earthlink.net


Patrick Goodin, Ph.D.*

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Howard University pgoodin@howard.edu


Helon Habila

Helon Habila, born in Nigeria, has worked both as a lecturer and a journalist in Nigeria. He was the African Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia from 2002-2004. His first novel, Waiting for an Angel (Penguin, 2003) won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Africa Region). He was also a winner of the 2001 Caine Prize for African Literature. He was editor of the British Council’s New Writing 14 anthology with Lavinia Greenlaw. His second book, Measuring Time, is coming out in 2006. He is a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review and is currently the Chinua Achebe Fellow in Global Africana Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Habila is also completing his Ph.D. in Life Writing at the University of East Anglia. helonhabila@yahoo.com


Juanita Hardy

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Millennium Arts Salon, Washington, D.C.



Melvin Hardy

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Millennium Arts Salon, Washington, D.C.



Tia Powell Harris
Associate Director, Education Programs

(Special emphasis: Theatre)
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
PO BOX 37012; Victor Building-Suite-8300, MRC 973
Washington, DC  20013-7012
202.275.1830 harrist@si.edu / harrist@npg.si.edu


William Harris

Visual Arts Instructor, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Washington, D.C.

Field: Arts Education with an emphasis in Visual Arts

301.452.4407 (c) 301.439.7705 (h) williambillzart@aol.com


Eve Hawthorne*

Professor of English (Caribbean Writing Specialist), Howard UniversityEhawthorne03@aol.com


Andre Hoyrd, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Composition for Honors and African American Literature, Howard University.



Joyce Ann Joyce, Ph.D.

Joyce Joyce is Professor in the Women’s Studies Department at Temple University. She is the internationally acclaimed author of numerous books and articles in the fields of African American studies, American literature, women's studies, and culture studies—including Ijala: Sonia Sanchez and the African Poetic Tradition , Richard Wright's Art of Tragedy, and Warriors, Conjurers, and Priests.  She collaborated with Arthur P. Davis and J. Saunders Redding in editing a two-volume anthology of African American literature, The New Cavalcade.  For an overview of her academic career, please see http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/Finding-aids/MS-23.html / jjoyce@temple.edu


Demetrios Kapetanakos

Doctoral student in the English Department at CUNY Graduate Center, writing dissertation on Black British Cultural Studies. (718) 479-4981 Devikey@gmail.com


Andy Mackay

Executive Director

The British Council— USA

The British Embassy, Washington, D.C.



Tuere Marshall*

Doctoral Student, Department of English, Howard Univesity



Molly Michal

Arts Coordinator, British Council USA

The British Embassy, Washington, DC 20008



James Miller

Professor of Africana Studies and English

The George Washington University

Washington, D.C.


Rose Oluronke Ojo*

Ph.D. Candidate—African American and Black British Photography,

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, England;

Research on black Diasporic identity within the photographic work of Ingrid

Pollard, Carrie Mae Weems, Yinka Shonibare, Renee Cox, Rotimi Fani Kayode and Albert Chong. roseoluronke@yahoo.com


Robtel Neajai Pailey

Robtel Pailey is Assistant Editor of The Washington Informer Newspaper ,an African American weekly publication that serves a readership of over 60,000 in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Currently, she covers Africa-related stories generated from developments in the nation's capital and abroad and is in the process of establishing regional African correspondents for the paper. rpailey@washingtoninformer.com / rpailey@yahoo.com


Tyechia Thompson*

Graduate Student, Department of English, Howard Universitytyechiathompson@hotmail.com


Jamie D. Walker, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Freshman Composition and African American Literature, Howard University;

Composition and African American Literature, Bowie State University ( Maryland).

Special interests:  African American and Caribbean literature, contemporary Black autobiography, creative writing & poetry, Black gender politics in fiction and poetry, coming-of-age novels. divajamiewalker@aol.com / ProfessorWalkerJ@aol.com


Daria Winter*

Doctoral Student in the Department of English, Howard University



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