TOMORROW: Contemporary African Immigrant Communities in US
W.E.B Du Bois Distinguished Lecture
Toyin Falola, Professor of History, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Many citizens of continental Africa now live in the United States. In this talk, celebrated scholar Toyin Falola will discuss how African immigrants create a contemporary form of citizenship that links the United States and Africa. The lecture will highlight differences in trends, particularly between migration of enforced slavery and voluntary migration. It will point to patterns of cultural transformation that are emerging and the ambiguous future of transnational engagements between the United States and Africa.
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the Africana Studies Department; the Social Science Forum; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Division of Professional Studies; the American Studies Department; the History Department; the Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication Department; the Shriver Center; and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.