The University of Iowa

Transcultural Communication and Migrations is topic of convocation March 23-24

March 22nd, 2012

13th Annual Crossing Borders Convocation

The 13th annual Crossing Borders Convocation will explore “Transcultural Communication and Migrations in the Indian Ocean Rim and the Caribbean” March 23-24 in W401 Pappajohn Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.

The following keynote speakers will be featured at this year’s convocation:

Aisha Khan, Associate Professor, Anthropology, New York University:
“Transoceanic Migrations: Of Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Habitus”

Oonya Kempadoo, novelist, writer and social development researcher, Grenada:
“’Wait nuh, I know you.’ Caribbean perspectives of douglarization and cultural recognition”

David Vine, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, American University:
“Islands of Imperialism, Islands of Shame: Displacement and Dispossession across Time and Space”

For a complete schedule of events, visit

This event is co-organized by Anny D. Curtius and Sujatha Sosale and sponsored by International Programs; Crossing Borders; the Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program; the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Anny D. Curtius at or 319-335-2261.