Dec 2017
  http://arc.la.psu.edu/research/research-grant-recipients-1   Penn StateCollege of the Liberal Arts       Africana Research Center   HOME HISTORY EVENTS NEWS SPECIAL INITIATIVES RESEARCH PHOTO GALLERY   RESEARCH Call for Proposals Submission Guidelines FAQs Grant Award Acceptance Guidelines Research Grant Recipients Past Grant Recipients Research Grant Publications Travel Blog Books Blog Research Blog   You are here: Home / Research / Research Grant Recipients   2017 Research Grant Recipients     Fall 2017 Grant Recipients   Pauli Badenhorst, Ph.D. Student, Curriculum & Instruction / Comparative & International Education Email:  prb155@psu.edu “Rethinking the Meanings of 'Discussion': Mediating "Difficult Conversations" on Race, Class, and Gender in a University Classroom through the New Literacies of Hip Hop, Comedy, and New Media” Indira Bailey, Ph.D. Candidate, Art Education / Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Email:  ivb5106@psu.edu “The Visibility of Ghanaian Women in Art Education and their Teaching and Artistic Practice” Briana Blackwell, Undergraduate Student, Political Science / African American Studies / Philosophy Email:  bvb5321@psu.edu “Protecting Police Officers:  Pennsylvania House Bill 27 and its Racial Implications” Zachary Goldberg, Graduate Student, Geography Email:  zag5022@psu.edu “Organic Certification of Fig Production in Ouezzane Province, Morocco:  Assessing Social and Cultural Impact” Dominiqua Griffin, Ph.D. Student, Counselor Education and Supervision / Comparative and International Education Email: dmg365@psu.edu “An Investigation of School Counseling Roles, Practices, Challenges, and Demands in Barbados:  A Comparative Analysis of Barbados’ School Counseling” Sean Hixon, Ph.D Student, Environmental Archaeology Email:  szh5623@psu.edu “Archaeology and Paleoecology of Lamboharana, SW Madagascar” Christa Mahlobo, Graduate Student, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management Email: ctm35@psu.edu “Effects of a Cognitive, Physical Activity, and Nutrition Intervention on Self-Reported Health and Self-Efficacy in African American Women” Aurelie Matheron, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Leadership, Comparative and International Education Email:  alm580@psu.edu “Mystical Ecologies:  Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy and Environmental Crisis in Senegal” Kelly Nunez-Ocasio, Ph.D. Student, Atmospheric Science Email:  kmn18@psu.edu “Mesoscale Convective Systems-African Easterly Waves Couplets over West Africa and Tropical Atlantic” Ruth Pobee, Graduate Student, Health and Human Development Email:  rap281@psu.edu “Iron Status and Psychosocial Wellbeing among Pregnant Women in Cape Coast-Ghana” Janet Purdy, Graduate Student, Art History Email:  jvp5685@psu.edu “Carved Swahili Doors as Gateways of Status, Trade, and Transaction in East Africa” Benjamin Savonen, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Email:  bls78@psu.edu “Improving the Design of Medical Devices for Kenyan Health Professionals with 3D Printing”  
Nov 2017
"Christina and Material Memory: The 17th Century Foundations of the Swedish Royal Antiquities Collection," a talk will be given by Tess Kusz Christiansen in Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities at the Royal Palace, Stockholm. This talk is part of the annual Swedish Fulbright Program Nobel Prize Day Celebration on December 10th. Tess Kutasz Christensen received a Penn State Office of Global Programs Graduate Student Travel Grant to help support my travel to Sweden for these talks.     
Nov 2017
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 - 12:10PM Gallery Talk: Collection in Context: African Objects at the Palmer Janet Purdy, graduate student in art history Stop by the museum this semester to explore what’s on view and participate in these engaging conversations led by summer interns and graduate assistants.  
Sep 2017
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 - 12:10PM Gallery Talk: BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection Keri Mongelluzzo, graduate student in art history Come explore BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection and participate in this engaging conversation led by Keri Mongelluzzo in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor. This exhibition highlights monumental canvases from the permanent collection, many of which have not been on view in recent years, in an attempt to unpack preoccupations with size in post-1945 art. Image caption: Jerome Witkin, Kill-Joy (To the Passion of Käthe Kollwitz), 1975–76, oil on canvas (detail), 76.47.  
Aug 2017
Janet Purdy, PhD Candidate in Art History, presented “Mountains Don’t Move, But People Do: Iraqw Marriage Skirts of Tanzania,” at Arts Council of African Studies Association Triennial Symposium, University of Ghana, Legon; August 12, 2017. ACASA (The Arts Council of the African Studies Association) sponsored this 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art, which is the premier forum for presenting cutting edge research on the art of Africa and the African Diaspora. This was the first time in the organization’s history that the Triennial was held on African soil. ACASA promotes greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its many forms, and encourages contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars.  (Skirt pictured: Iraqw people, Tanzania, early 20th century, Commonwealth Institute, London, T/TANZ/134)
Aug 2017
  The title of the exhibition review has two parts: "Design for Mobile Living: Art From East Africa" and "Reinstallation and Renovated Galleries for African Art, Baltimore Museum of Art." http://www.mitpressjournals.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/doi/abs/10.1162/AFAR_r_00359