Monday, March 30, 2009

Courtnay Micots

Courtnay Micots has been studying the Akan Twi language for two years and has received a Summer FLAS Fellowship that will allow her to return to Ghana for a third summer in order to develop her skills in the use of a variant Akan dialect of Fante, which she will use in her dissertation research.

Micots presented at the 17th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in African Studies at Boston University during Spring Break, March 13-14, 2009. Her paper was titled "Statements of Bravado: The Development of Fante Shrines into Architectural and Sculptural Works of Art."