Antonio Tillis will deliver the Spring 2014 African Diaspora lecture. Dr. Tillis is a specialist in Latin American, Afro-Latin American, and African Diaspora literatures. His subspecialties include Black transnational migration in the Americas and in the Caribbean basin from slavery to contemporary times and US Afro-Latino studies. He is a past president of the College Language Association (CLA), editor of PALARA (Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association) and a former Fulbright Scholar to Brazil (2009-2010).
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Tillis is Associate Professor and Chair of the African and African-American Studies Program at Dartmouth College. He received the B.S. in Spanish and English from Vanderbilt University, the M.A. in Peninsular Spanish Literature with a focus on the Civil War of Spain from Howard University, and the Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Romance Languages and Literatures.
*Lecture also features discussion with Stone Center Scholar in Residence, Brazilian Filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo.