Writer, activist and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola will discuss her upcoming book, Travelling while Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move, as part of Global Cornell’s Race and Racism Across Borders webinar on April 12 at 11:00 a.m. Registration is required.
Nyabola’s collection of essays draws on a history of colonialism and racism to better understand travel and challenge assumptions about identity and belonging – especially for travelers and migrants of color. As an avid traveler based in Nairobi, Kenya, Nyabola’s worldview has been shaped by her personal experiences as a Black woman traveling the world and her work with migrants.
Joining her in conversation are the following panelists:
- Rachel Beatty Riedl, director and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; professor, Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences; Cornell University
- Kim Yi Dionne, professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside
- Eleanor Paynter, postdoctoral associate, Migrations initiative
Following the dialogue, Cornell students will present original prose, poems and visual art published as part of Global Cornell's Race and Racism Across Borders, a call that asked students and alumni to reflect on new knowledge gained about racial dynamics when they crossed a literal or figurative border.
The following students are presenting their work:
- Onyinye Akujuo, EMBA ’22
- Valeria Gomez ’23
- Samiha Hamdi, MPS ’21
- Tina Lam, MFA ’22
- Ekaterina Landgren, PhD ’22
- Alexandra Li ’23