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Michael Gomez, Founder of ASWAD

Michael Gomez, speaking at the COLL300 eventMichael Gomez: Founder of ASWAD

As part of the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans arriving in what would become the United States, W&M hosted the 10th biennial conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora. Michael Gomez is the founder of ASWAD. He has spent his career bringing together people who research the diaspora with those who constitute it. Gomez' visit coincided with the ASWAD conference

Public Event

20 Years of ASWAD - Public Event on November 6, 2019

Theme for Fall 2019: Movement/Migration

Movement/Migration Movement and migration are at the center of how we understand human and nonhuman life. Often, this is in the realm of significant physical migration of individuals or communities from one land to the next. Almost always, they shift cultural dynamics in unexpected ways. Movements and migrations are constantly taking place in realms beyond the human, as well – from the makeup of the nonhuman environment as it confronts climate change, to the patterns of migratory animal species, to discoveries in gene therapies and information science. Closer to home, we see movements and migrations unfolding in university curricula and our very approach to (inter)disciplinary inquiry.