I am looking for panelists for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) conference to be held in Richmond, VA October 5-9.
I would like to present on the diversity of ways that African American women have been international throughout U.S. history. My paper in particular will consider the way that black social workers and intellectuals defined internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, particularly through the experiences of Juliette Derricotte in India and Mabel Byrd in Geneva.
Through the panel, I would like to interrogate when terms like "diaspora," "Black Atlantic," "internationalism," and "cosmopolitanism" are most appropriate. To what extent is the "diaspora" a post-1960s concept? To what extent does it accurately portray what happened when people of African descent met each other in nodes like Paris or Accra? How do black women bring a unique perspective to this and how are their experiences similar to black men?
Lauren Kientz Anderson
University of Kentucky
220 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 257-3551 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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