Carole Boyce Davies

Carole Boyce Davies is a Caribbean-American professor, author, and scholar who is currently Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University. She is the recipient of two major awards in 2017: The Franz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association and the Distinguished Africanist Award from the New York State African Studies Association. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of universities and is the author or editor of thirteen books including the three-volume ''Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora''. She serves on the International Scientific Committee of UNESCO ''General History of Africa'', Volume Nine. She has lectured on Black women’s writings and experience, Black Left Feminism, and African Diaspora issues at major colleges and universities in Brazil, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, India, and China. She has held visiting professorships at Northwestern University, United States, the University of Brasília, Brazil, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, and the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. As Director of African New World Studies at Florida International University, she developed the Florida Africana Studies Consortium and served on the Commissioner of Education’s Task Force for Implementing the Florida Mandate for the Teaching of African American Experience. She has been president of major academic organizations such as the African Literature Association and the Caribbean Studies Association.
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