AFA Students Present Research at Academic Conferences

Kayla O’Neal, DeAunte Fox, Syleena Powell, and Dr. Hilliard Nunn

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn took three African American Studies students, Kayla O’Neal, DeAunte Fox, and Syleena Powell, to the Annual Meeting of the Association of African American Life and History (ASALH) Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio to present their research on a panel entitled “The Implications of Gender and Race in Three Dimensions.”  The title of O’Neal’s paper was “Black Children and Zero Tolerance Policies in Florida’s Schools.  Fox’s paper was entitled “A Content Analysis of Black Male Relationships in the films Get Out, Moonlight, and Fences.”  Finally, the title of Powell’s paper was “The Strong Black Woman Stereotype and Black Female Coping Strategies.”

In March 2018, Tiara Telfair and Jasmyn Sullivan presented research at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.