Dr. Carole Boyce Davies: Lessons from the Diaspora

Dr. Carole Boyce Davies’ lengthy title at Cornell University — Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Africana studies and literatures in English — denotes an impressive career in academia but doesn’t begin to describe the international recognition she has received and the breadth of her knowledge about the African Diaspora.

'I often tell people I live the Diaspora,” she remarks. “I was born in Trinidad & Tobago, studied in the United States, studied in Nigeria, had a Fulbright in Brazil, did research in the U.S., Brazil, Africa, India, China and the U.K., so I am truly international.'”

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