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Distinguished Speakers Series-Toyin Falola

New York University Silver Center for Arts and Science, Jurrow Hall 31 Washington Pl,, New York, NY

Toyin Falola, Ph.D., is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.  A recipient of ten honorary doctorates, an annual conference has been named after him: TOFAC (Toyin Falola Annual Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora). The Association of Third […]

Artists / Scholars-in-Residence

CSAAD’s inaugural Artist/Scholar-in-Residence will be author Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body. She will be on campus February 18 to 28, 2019. Tsitsi Dangarembga is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and cultural activist, began writing plays at the University of Zimbabwe, where THE LOST OF THE SOIL (1983) and SHE NO LONGER […]


Previous studies have covered in great detail how the modern state slowly emerged from the early Renaissance through the seventeenth century, but we know relatively little about the next great act: the birth and transformation of the modern democratic state. Demos Assembled (University of Chicago Press, 2018) provides us with a fresh, transatlantic understanding of that political […]

African Diaspora Forum-Maya Trotz (U. of South Florida) and Kevin Rhiney (Rutgers U.)

Caribbean in the Flux of Change – People, Land, Air & Sea   Battered States and 'Resilient' Futures? A Critical Reflection on the Caribbean post Irma-Maria Kevon Rhiney, Rutgers University   Roughly one month after hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean nation of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, the Dominican Prime Minister asserted, “we have a unique […]

Africa~Diaspora Forum- Kenda Mutongi

Location: New York University 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY, United States

Kenda Mutongi teaches a wide range of courses in African history, world history, and gender history. She is the author of two award-winning books: Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi (Chicago UP, 2017) and Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya(Chicago UP, 2007). She has also published several articles in the major African […]

Africa~Diaspora Forum: Peter Hulme

Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Room 342E 53 Washington Square S, New York, NY, United States

In the 1920s in New York the jazz cabaret was seen as offering what the writer Eric Walrond called “Africa undraped”, and its sound was the tom-tom.  This talk will explore the period’s fascination with that instrument and with what it might signify, focusing on two texts entitled Tom-Tom, both of which offer to associate contemporary Harlem with “Africa”, in one or another of its manifestations.


African Diaspora Forum: Barrymore A Bogues

Location: New York University 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY, United States

Anthony Bogues (Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona) is a writer , scholar, curator, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; Professor of Africana Studies, Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence (2004-2007); and currently the Asa Messer Professsor of Humanities and Critical Theory. He is also […]

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