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Bayo Holsey, Assistant Professor, African & African American Studies

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Office Location:  2204 Erwin Road
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PhDColumbia University2003

Diaspora Studies
African Diaspora
Politics of Memory

Representative Publications

  1. B. Holsey, Black Atlantic Visions: History, Race, and Transnationalism in Ghana, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 28 (2013), pp. 504-518
  2. B. Holsey, Transnationalism, in Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology, edited by John Jackson (2013)
  3. B. Holsey, Writing about the Slave Trade: Early Twentieth Century Colonial Textbook and their Authors, in African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade, Vol. I, edited by Martin Klein, Sandra Greene, Alice Bellagamba, and Carolyn Brown (2013), Cambridge University Press
  4. 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), pp. 79-101
  5. B. Holsey, Owning Up to the Past: African Slave Traders and the Hazards of Discourse, Transition, vol. 105 (2011), pp. 74-87
  6. B. Holsey, Rituel et Memoire au Ghana: Les Usages Politique de la Diaspora, Critique Internationale, vol. 47 (April -June 2010), pp. 19-36
  7. B. Holsey, In Place of Slavery: Fashioning Coastal Identity, in Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation, 2nd Edition (2010), Wiley-Blackwell
  8. B. Holsey, Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana (2008), University of Chicago Press, Chicago (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.)
  9. Transatlantic Dreaming: Slavery, Tourism and Diasporic Encounters, in Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return, edited by Fran Markowitz and Anders Stefansson (2004), Lexington Books
Selected Grant Support

  • Benjamin N. Duke Fellowship, National Humanities Center.      
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities, Ford Foundation.      
  • Department of African American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University.