Carole Boyce Davies Will Receive the 2017 NYASA Distinguished Africanist Award
At the 2017 NYASA Annual Conference Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies was honored with
Carole Boyce Davies—professor of English and Africana Studies at the Africana Studies
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Carole Boyce Davies—professor of English and Africana Studies at the Africana Studies & Research Center at Cornell University—will receive the 2017 New York African Studies Association Distinguished Scholar Award at the 42nd Annual NYASA Conference at The University at Buffalo, NY. Professor Boyce Davies has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of numerous books including Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (Routledge, 1994) and Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press, 2008). A globally influential scholar, educator, and activist, Carole Boyce Davies has also published the following critical anthologies: Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature (Africa World Press, 1986); Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature (Africa World Press, 1990); and a two-volume collection of critical and creative writing entitled Moving Beyond Boundaries (New York University Press, 1995): International Dimensions of Black Women’s Writing (volume 1), and Black Women’s Diasporas (volume 2). She is co-editor with Ali Mazrui and Isidore Okpewho of The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities (Indiana University Press, 1999) and Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies (Africa World Press, 2003). She is general editor of the three-volume, The Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora (Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2008), and of Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment: Autobiography, Essays, Poetry (Banbury: Ayebia, 2011). Her most recent monograph is Caribbean Spaces: Escape Routes from Twilight Zones (Illinois, 2013) and a children’s book, Walking (EducaVision, 2016). The work of this renowned scholar whose work has influenced multiple fields of Africana Studies will be acknowledged and celebrated at our 42nd Conference. Please join us.