Decolonizing Communication Research, A McKenzie Salon Series Event

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Presenter: Prof. Kehbuma Langmia, Professor in the School of Communication and Chair of the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication, Howard University

This presentation zeros in on the complex question of decolonizing research, communication and media research in the global south especially in Africa. Since the transatlantic slave trade, Berlin conference of 1884/1885, colonization and now globalization, Africa has played the role of Western dependency in the political, social, cultural and economic well being of her people. After more than 400 years of this experience, Africans and people of African descent in the Diaspora want to decolonize and restore Afrocentricity in mostly media and communication research that have Africa, Africans and Black people in general at the center. Through an auto-ethnographic and critical Afrocentric lens, this presentation will provide road map for decolonizing media and communication research in Africa.

Co-hosted by students in COMM 306 Rhetoric of Race Relations, the McKenzie Salon Series, and the Visual Arts, Culture, and Media Lecture Series. 

About the McKenzie Salon Series
Organized and presented by the College of Liberal Arts, the McKenzie Salon Series is open to the public and brings together faculty, students, and staff to discuss research and current events.

About the Visual Arts, Culture, and Media Lecture Series
The Visual Arts, Culture, and Media Lecture Series brings to RIT nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars working at the intersections of visual art, culture, media and imaging technologies.

Corinna Schlombs
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When and Where
February 28, 2023
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Room/Location: GOL 1710

Open to the Public

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racial inclusiveness