The University of Iowa

African Studies Programs sponsors two paper presentations, March 29

March 22nd, 2010

The University of Iowa African Studies Program will host two UI graduate student presentations on Monday, March 29, at noon in the University Capitol Centre Room 1117 (International Commons). These presentations are free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.

The first presenter, Allison McGuffie, is a UI Ph.D. candidate in film studies in the UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature.  Her presentation is titled “Educating African Sexuality: Processes of Gendering in African HIV/AIDS Instructional Films.”

The second presenter is Etse Sikanku, a UI Ph.D. student in journalism and mass communication. Sikanku has worked as a broadcast journalist in several locations, most notably at an influential English-speaking radio station in Accra, Ghana. He will present “Press Freedom in Ghana: a comparative analysis of the Nkrumah and Kufuor regimes.”

For more information, please contact Edward Miner at 319-335-5883 or