About this Event
Please join us for the 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Studies of Africa Minor Program Symposium. The theme this year is Heshima Mwalimu “Honored Teacher” A Legacy Inspired by Dr. Tom Spencer-Walters
After completing a B.A. in Honors English at the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Tom Spencer-Walters migrated to the United States and completed two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Communications at the University of Washington. At CSUN, where he has taught for over 25 years, he has authored numerous publications and taught about African languages, orality, memory, transnationalism and sustainability and his work has been influential in fields such as African and Global Studies, English, Composition and Rhetoric. We hope you will join us for an informative and meaningful symposium where, as the Swahili expression, Heshima Mwalimu, suggests, we will celebrate the “honored teacher” at CSUN, and through the lens of his life, leadership, and legacy, we will further our knowledge of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Accommodations for Guests with Disabilities
Communication services are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact the Anthropology Department at (818) 677-3331 or email to arrange for accommodations.
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