61th African Studies Association Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA, USA

November 29 - December 1, 2018

The 2018 annual meeting of the African Studies Association took place on November 29 to December 1, 2018 in Atlanta. This conference aims to bring together papers from a range of disciplines, on topics such as: contemporary interactions between North African black communities and recent West African immigrants; performances of blackness and Africanness in art and everyday life; competing imaginaries of race and blackness; Members of the SHADD project organized the panel discussion entitled “Biographies, Sources and African Diasporas: A Global Dynamic” on November 29, 2018. Henry B. Lovejoy acted as the chair of the panel discussion.


Biographies, Sources and African Diasporas: A Global Dynamic


Chair | Henry B. Lovejoy



Bruno Véras, York University  

Bakwakwa - What's in a Name?


Özgül Özdemir, Boğaziçi University

Seeking Freedom: An Escape Attempt of an Enslaved African Woman


Suzanne Schwarz, University of Worcester

Fragments of the Life History of Fuseng-Be: A Temme Woman Sold in Freetown, Sierra Leone in the Early Nineteenth Century


Érika Melek Delgado, York University

Paths of 'Disposal': Demographic Distribution of Liberated African Children in Sierra Leone (1808-1834)


Website: https://africanstudies.org/annual-meetings/

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