W.E.B.Du Bois Distinguished Lecture
The Contemporary African Immigrant Communities in the U.S.
Toyin Falola, Professor of History, The Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas, Austin
A substantial number of citizens of continental Africa now live in the United States. Toyin Falola examines the differences in migratory trends between enforced and voluntary migration in different time periods. He also explores the resulting patterns of cultural transformation, such as a new form of citizenship and transnational engagements between the United States and Africa. Falola's talk incorporates a range of data sources, from the U.S. census to field research, and he treats the contemporary subject as distinct from older understandings of diaspora.
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