Apr 18 2008

2008 AAST Faculty Workshop: “Migration and the New African Diaspora”

April 18, 2008

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Event Description:

Annual Faculty Workshop: "Migration and the New African Diaspora”

The workshop will examine the causes and consequences of African migrations to the global north, old and the new, as well as shifting patterns of migration within the diaspora.  Against the backdrop of traditional African diaspora flows of the TransAtlantic Slave trade and subsequent inter-diaspora migrations, we will focus specifically on the new African migrations to the global North beginning in the 1980s. We will theorize the concept of diaspora and the relationships between traditional and contemporary African diasporas.  We will examine issues of race, gender, and representation in the conception of diaspora. The consequences of the migrations on sending and receiving countries will also be discussed within the context of the African brain drain and the reconfiguration of historic African diaspora communities as African migrants are willingly or unwillingly assimilated into these communities.     

A shedule of events and papers for the workshop are attached below.               


Event Organizer:

All events are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please contact Trina Gunn at tgunn@uic.edu or Kemberle Taylor at ktaylo25@uic.edu by April 15, 2008. Tel: 312-996-2950.



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018