Eaton Serves as Panelist for UNCF Conference, Presents at Spain Conference

By diprinziod | November 26, 2014

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was an invited panelist at the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Programs conference in Atlanta, Ga. The conference focused on scholarship and activism in academic settings. Dr. Eaton participated on the panel, “Building on our Legacy of Scholarship and Activism: Best Practices in the Production, Recruitment, and Retention of Scholar-Activists.” Dr. Eaton also presented research on African Americans, literature, and the Great Plains at the third “International Conference on the American Literary West” in Vitoria, Spain. Her paper, “To the West, My Brother, to the West: The Quest for a Black National Identity on the Great American Plains,” explores representations of nationalism and cross-border migration in Canadian western plains literature and history.