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Anani Dzidzienyo

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies and Director of Graduate Studies

Anani Dzidzienyo, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Director of Graduate Studies, specializes in the study of race in Latin America and the encounters between Latin Americans and Africans, as well as on the life and work of George Padmore and Kwame Nkrumah. He has been invited to present papers and has organized and participated in international conferences on blacks in Latin America. He is also a member of the International Advisory Committee of the African Diaspora Research Project.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Brown University Humanities Grant

Selected Publications:

  • Neither Enemies Nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos, co-editor (2005)
  • The African Dimension in Latino Studies (2003)
  • Relaciones Africanas y Latino Americanas Contemporaneas: Problemas y Perspectivas (1984)
  • Brazil-Africa Relations: Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi (1999)
  • "Coming to Terms with the African Connections in Latino Studies", Latino Studies Vol 1, Number 1, March 2003: 160-167
  • "Triangular Mirrors and Moving Colonialisms". Etnografica, Revista do Centro de Estudos de Antropologia Social (ISCTE) Lisboa, volume VI, Numero 1 maio 2002: 127-140

Courses Taught

  • Blacks in Latin American History and Society
  • Afro-Luso-Brazilian Triangle
  • West African Writers and Political Kingdom
  • Afro-Brazilians and the Brazilian Polity