Michael Gomez, the Silver Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University and founder of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), will be the 32nd Annual Black Experiences Lecture at Bucknell on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum. His free, public lecture, entitled “Africa Through the Americas: Dialogics and Formation,” is sponsored by the Bucknell Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender.
Gomez’s latest book, African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa (Princeton University Press, 2018), is a comprehensive study of polity and religion during the region’s iconic collective moment. He is the editor of Diasporic Africa: A Reader (NYU, 2006). His research interests include West Africa, the African Diaspora, Islam, slavery, and social and cultural transformations.
The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender (CSREG) facilitates University-wide discussion of issues of race, ethnicity and gender through events such as the annual Black Experiences Lecture and the Women’s & Gender Studies Distinguished Lecture, and co-sponsors film series, lectures and other campus-wide events. CSREG is comparative and international in scope and draws on a faculty whose research interests span the globe.