"Representations of Africa: Hybrid Identities, Diasporic Communities and the Politics of Representation" is the theme of the Third Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, set for Friday-Saturday, April 8-9 at the University of New Mexico.

The keynote speaker, Elisabeth Boyi, delivers the keynote on Friday, April 8 from 5 – 6:15 p.m., titled, "From Ifrikiya to Africa: Real Continent, Imaginary Space," in the Student Union Building Santa Ana rooms A&B.;

Boyi is an internationally recognized specialist in francophone literature. Her teaching and research interests include cultural relations between Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, and 20th-century French literature and Francophone literature from Africa and the Caribbean.

Conference schedule.

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Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu