W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
The Contemporary African Immigrant Communities in the US
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 new, contemporary form of citizenship between 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.
Bio: Dr. Toyin Falola is the author of 23 books including The Humanities in Africa: Knowledge Production, Universities, and the Transformation of Society (2016); The African Diaspora: Slavery, Modernity, and Globalization (2013); and Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria (2009). He has co-authored 25 books including Women’s Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa (2012), and has edited 24 books and co-edited 88 books. Professor Falola has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper and magazine articles, and been the subject of several radio and television interviews. He is the recipient of seven honorary degrees, several dozens of lifetime awards, and many honors, fellowships, teaching, and book awards.
Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and the Dresher Center for the Humanities