Spring on the York College campus

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

October 21 | 7 - 9 p.m. | Weinstock Lecture Hall

York College of Pennsylvania is proud to host an annual Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). This sponsorship provides support for a brief residential program where outside scholars teach classes, run seminars, offer workshops, and provide public lectures. The purpose of the program is to create a better understanding of and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.

At a time when there is increased focus on preparing students for practical jobs in the “real” world, CIC’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows (WWVF) program provides meaningful learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom. In addition, the program exposes students and community members to outstanding individuals in professional fields. Finally, the visiting fellow gives young scholars the chance to consider the sometimes irregular paths Fellows took in conducting their research.

Sheila Walker, headshot

WWVF 2019: Sheila S. Walker | Cultural Anthropologist | Documentary Filmmaker | Expert in African Diaspora

This fall, York College of Pennsylvania is excited to host Sheila Walker on October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Weinstock Lecture Hall. Dr. Walker, a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker, is the Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc., a non-profit organization that develops documentary films and educational materials about the African Diaspora. Her most recent documentary, Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora, was shown at the Organization of American States and the United Nations in the context of the Decade for People of African Descent. Her edited book, Conocimiento desde adentro: Los afrosudamericanos hablan de sus pueblos y sus historias, features articles by Afrodescendants from all the Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

She also edited the volume African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas and produced the documentary Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora based on the international conference she organized with UNESCO support on “The African Diaspora and the Modern World.” 

She has addressed the UN General Assembly and has traveled widely in her fieldwork. She continuously lectures and participates in cultural events in Africa and the global African diaspora.

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