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.
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.
Admission is free. Book signing to follow.
Sponsored by CAHSS Dean’s Office; Social Science Forum; Dresher Center; Division of Professional
Studies; Department of Africana Studies, American Studies, and History; Modern Languages,
Linguistics and Intercultural Communication; Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation;
and The Shriver Center.
Open Year Round: