She is Dr.Sheila Walker

Dr. Sheila S. Walker is a cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. She  has done fieldwork, lectured, and participated in intellectual and cultural events in most of Africa and the Global African Diaspora.

Her goal is to educate the public about this diaspora. Her book, African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas, resulting from her international conference on “The African Diaspora and the Modern World,” has a companion documentary, ‘Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora.’

Her book, Conocimiento desde adentro: Los afro-sudamericanos hablan de sus pueblos y sus historias/Conhecimento desde dentro: Os afro-sul-americanos falam de seus povos e suas histórias/Knowledge from the Inside: Afro-South Americans Speak of their People and their Histories (in Spanish and Portuguese).

It features chapters by Afrodescendants from all the Spanish-speaking countries in South America. She co-produced the documentary, Slave Routes: A Global Vision for the UNESCO Slave Route Project.

And her most recent documentary is Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora, which was shown at the United Nations as the 2018 Black History Month program for the UN International Decade for People of African Descent.

It was sent for showings at UN Information Centers in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.

Dr. Walker was a Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for African and African American Studies. She held an endowed chair in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

She was also a distinguished Visiting Professor, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the African Diaspora and the World Program at Spelman College.

Congratulations Dr.Sheila Walker!!

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