TGHS Annual Graduate Conference: Diaspora: Identity & Belonging (Day 2)

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For our annual graduate conference, the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar has invited our fellow historians and scholars in adjacent disciplines whose work engages with diaspora to present their work.

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09:00 (UK) Panel 1: Separatism, Sovereignty & Self-determination

(Re)Imagining Separatism: Long-Distance Nationalism, Diaspora Mobilisation & the Quest for Biafran Self-Determination in Nigeria – Stanley J. Onyemechalu & Promise Frank Ejiofor (University of Cambridge)
The ‘Mystery’ Archive of Angami Zapu Phizo: Archival Diasporas & Transnational Claims to Naga Identity, Sovereignty & Self-determination – Alex Manby (University of Oxford)
Chief Alfred Sam’s African Movement, 1912-1917- Kwaku Mintah Danquah (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

10:30 (UK) Panel 2: Diaspora, Race & Identity
Britain’s Black Bookshops, Diasporic Identity & the Creation of the Transnational Black Intellectual – Alisha Odoi-Smith (University of Oxford)
Transnational Adoption: Re-building the Narrative of Dual Identity Navigation Among Korean American Adoptees- Zineb Khemiss (University of Portsmouth)
Chinese Student Responses to Yellow Peril in Early Twentieth-Century Britain- Willem Pauw (University of Edinburgh)

13:00 (UK) Panel 3: Diaspora & Nation

Cold War Radio & the Making of Hong Kong Identity, 1945-1967- Callie Belback (University of Cambridge)
In Search of Black-Brazilian Political Thought- Carla Silva (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
“Gung Ho Means Work Together”: Chinese American Soldiers’ Bilingual Literary Reflections During World War II- Alan Dai (Yale University)

15:00 (UK) Panel 4: Forging Liberation & Security in the Diaspora

Post Emancipation Marronage: What Did the “Freedom Colony” Founding Families See That the Other Freedmen Did Not? And why, and why not?- Darold Cuba (University of Cambridge)
‘Las Antillas para los Antillanos’: Mixed-Race Party Formation in the Colony & Metropole, 1850-1898- Andrea Morales Loucil (University of Cambridge)

16:30 (UK) Panel 5: Identity, Positionality & Solidarity

‘Legal’ vs. ‘Preferred’: An Autoethnography on the Affective Consequences of Whiteness in Naming – Georgia Lin (University of Oxford)
Navigating Identity and Belonging as a Dalit Woman: Transnational Experiences of Accessing University Spaces in India and Abroad – Madhuri Kamtam (University of East Anglia)

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