Faculty Present at Africa Network Conference
Robin Rhodes-Crowell, visiting assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, and Kitito Khalid, Swahili fellow, presented at the Africa Network Conference 2017 in Northfield, Minnesota, held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
Their presentation, titled: “Voices from East Africa: Dispelling Stereotypes through Exploration of Global Culture and Identity,” was based on work completed while co-teaching a first-year seminar at SLU on global culture and identity. Rhodes-Crowell also presented a paper, titled “Training English Teachers: Engaging East African Voices for Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age,” which was on her collaboration with teachers and students at the Red Rose School in Nairobi, Kenya and Ubushobozi Project in Musanze, Rwanda.
Both Rhodes-Crowell and Kitito are members of the Africa Network, whose mission is “is to develop and enhance a lasting presence for Africa in the academic programs and campus life of the nation’s liberal arts institutions.”