MillerComm Lecture Series

Global Africa: Whence Its Past? Whither Its Future?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Michael Gomez
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 West Illinois Street Urbana

Event Description

One should not speak of the African diaspora as a singular, unified experience. There are myriad components and contexts to the dispersal of Africans since the fifteenth century. This lecture will assess debates over convergences and divergences, such as debates over identity (including creolization, African-centeredness, New World, among others), routes vs. roots, and the contribution of cultural studies. Gomez will explore the intersections of academic scholarship and politics through the lens of recorded history as he assesses the viability of multiple pan-Africanisms.
W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

Hosted by:  African American Studies and Research Program and Center for African Studies

In conjunction with: Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Center for Global Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Law, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of Geography, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, International Programs and Studies, Program for the Study of Religion, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

WILL-AM580 FOCUS interview with Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez

Department of History and Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University