Scholarship – Research Interests

My research interests at this time include:

  • The West African Diasporic Blues Complex ( formerly the Historical Blues): not the musical genre but a socio-cultural entity that marks African cultural presence wherever Africans and their descendants have flourished. Please see Fulbright Proposal (roll over Scholarship to reveal page) or The Buzz for a fuller description of this concept.
  • Southeastern Nigeria – the cultures of Calabar
  • African women in traditional leadership roles
  • Organic Intellectuality
  • Multi-disciplinary analysis of the Late 18th/Early 19th century watercolor, The Old Plantation, as diasporic artifact
  • In-folded Leadership in enslaved communities of the United States
  • Anansi as the model of resistance