Bayo Holsey, Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and Cultural Anthropology
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PhD Columbia University 2003
- African Diaspora
- Politics of Memory
Bayo Holsey is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Her work examines the public history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in West Africa and the African diaspora. She is the author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana, which won the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology and the Association for Third World Studies’ Toyin Falola Africa Book Award. Currently, she is completing a second book entitled Afterlives of Atlantic Slavery: History, Ethics, and Racial Politics in the New Millennium.
- Representative Publications
- B. Holsey. "'Watch the Waves of the Sea': Literacy, Oral History, and the European Encounter in Elmina." History in Africa: A Journal of Method vol. 38 ( 2011): 79-101.
- B. Holsey. "Owning Up to the Past: African Slave Traders and the Hazards of Discourse." Transition vol. 105 (2011): 74-87.
- B. Holsey. "Rituel et Memoire au Ghana: Les Usages Politique de la Diaspora." Critique Internationale vol. 47 (April -June 2010): 19-36.
- B. Holsey. "In Place of Slavery: Fashioning Coastal Identity." Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation, 2nd Edition (2010).
- B. Holsey. Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana. University of Chicago Press, 2008. (Awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2008 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology and the Association of Third World Studies’ 2008-09 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award)
- "Transatlantic Dreaming: Slavery, Tourism and Diasporic Encounters." Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return. Edited
by Fran Markowitz and Anders Stefansson. ( 2004).