AfroLatinx Diaspora Faculty Cluster

(Click here to view the new faculty additions specializing in this cluster)

In support of its “Study of the Americas” Initiative, The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters established a 2019-2020 academic year goal to hire a faculty cluster that shares a research-intensive focus on the transhistorical African Diaspora in the Americas.

 We are proud to announce that our highly-competitive searches resulted in the addition of eleven new faculty specializing in these areas including new faculty in the Departments of Music, Sociology, History, Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literatures, English and the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies.

 Reinforcing FAU’s recognition of its strength on matters of diversity and its leadership role as a minority serving institution, five of the new faculty hires are women and nine identify as a person of color.

 These faculty represent leading interdisciplinary research, scholarly and creative achievements highlighting the rich, complex and diverse political, economic and social experiences of the AfroLatinx diaspora including:

      Historical approaches to Africana and AfroLatinx studies;

  •       Study of Africana/Lantinx cultural productions
  •       Social, political cultural and economic conditions of diasporic peoples
  •       Immigration, migration and civil rights law
  •       Transnational political movements and cultural
  •       Economic dislocations, commerce and entrepreneurship
  •       Sports and cultural policy
  •       Decolonial and Critical race theory
  •       Intercultural, transnational and intersectional communication
  •       Emerging technologies, new media, and diasporic networking
  •       Gender and sexuality studies
    Hires in this cohort teach courses in the areas of their specialization and will work in interdisciplinary teams to advance a distinctive scholarly agenda toward establishing a Center for the Study of Diaspora and Migration in the Americas. Scholars will have opportunities to mentor graduate students in their home departments, across disciplines, and in our college-wide interdisciplinary PhD program.