In the Trails of the Historic Diaspora: Africa's New Global Migrations and Diasporas

Monday, November 3rd, 2008
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
4:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana

Event Description

Professor Zeleza's presentation will explore the scale of Africans' contemporary global migrations and how they compare to those from other world regions? What are the forces behind the African migrations and their impact and implications for the region? This presentation interrogates conventional understandings of the intersections between globalization, migration, diasporization, and development for Africa and for the global South more generally.

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Head, Department of African American Studies and LAS Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago