The NYU Center for Global Asia, with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, and in collaboration with the NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World, will be hosting a workshop at NYU Abu Dhabi on Africa-Asia interactions on January 21 and 22, 2023. Panels will foreground African and African diaspora connectivities and mobilities linked to Asia, focusing on the themes of slavery and its legacies in Black Atlantic-Indian Ocean-Gulf crosscurrents; modern cross-migrations and informal economies; diasporic identity-formation and politics; and Blackness in the Global South. NYUAD is an ideal location to critically examine the geography of Africa-Asia in the Global South and to bring together scholars from around the world who work in different languages and disciplines from history to film and visual arts.

Convened by
  • David Ludden, Professor of History, New York University
  • Shobana Shankar, Professor of History, Stony Brook University
Hosted by
  • NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World

In Collaboration with

NYU Center for Global Asia
NYUAD Division of Arts and Humanities
Henry Luce Foundation

Open to the NYUAD Community.

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