KONO CONFERENCE IN DC 2017

Speakers and Venue





SPEAKERS

Conference Moderator

Professor Nemata Blyden




Areas of Expertise

African and African Diaspora history with strengths in the history of Sierra Leone and Liberia

Background

Nemata Blyden specializes in African/African Diaspora history, and has researched women's issues in nineteenth century Liberia. She has also done work for Encyclopedia Britannica and for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library). Professor Blyden has lived in Africa, Europe and the Soviet Union, and remains engaged with issues pertaining to African development.

Education

Ph.D., Mphil, Yale University

Publications

● "The Search for Anna Erskine: African American Women in Nineteenth Century Liberia" in
    Stepping Forward: Black Women in Africa and the Americas (Ohio University Press, 2002);
West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880: A Diaspora in Reverse (University of Rochester Press, 2000); and
● "Edward Jones: An African American in Sierra Leone" in Moving On: Black Loyalists in the
    Afro-Atlantic World
(Garland Publishing, Inc. 1999)

https://elliott.gwu.edu/blyden





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