Established in Fall 2017, the ALCW is an interdisciplinary space for the exchange and development of ideas in the field of Africana Studies. Each of our monthly meetings will showcase the work in progress of a JMU faculty member, graduate student, or visiting scholar working on the literatures and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. The ALCW is an incubator for projects addressing the conceptual ambitions, intellectual positions, and pedagogical implications of Africana Studies. The discussion that follows our speaker's brief presentation is sure to be lively, and will benefit from your presence and perspective, and those of your students. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, in order to receive copies of works-in-progress beforehand, if available, and to stay informed about future meetings, please RSVP to Marina Shafik at

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