• Bayo Holsey

  • Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • 243 Friedl Building
  • Campus Box 90252
  • Office Hours: MW 1-2 pm
  • Research Description

    Bayo Holsey is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Her work examines the public history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in West Africa and the African diaspora. She is the author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana, which won the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology and the Association for Third World Studies’ Toyin Falola Africa Book Award. Currently, she is completing a second book entitled Afterlives of Atlantic Slavery: History, Ethics, and Racial Politics in the New Millennium.
  • Selected Publications

      • B. Holsey.
      • (2013).
      • Black Atlantic Visions: History, Race, and Transnationalism in Ghana.
      • Cultural Anthropology
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      • 28
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      • 504-518.
      • B. Holsey.
      • (2013).
      • Transnationalism.
      • In John Jackson (Eds.),
      • Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology
      • .
      • B. Holsey.
      • (2013).
      • Writing about the Slave Trade: Early Twentieth Century Colonial Textbook and their Authors.
      • In Martin Klein, Sandra Greene, Alice Bellagamba, and Carolyn Brown (Eds.),
      • African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade, Vol. I
      • Cambridge University Press.
      • B. Holsey.
      • (2011).
      • 'Watch the Waves of the Sea': Literacy, Oral History, and the European Encounter in Elmina.
      • History in Africa: A Journal of Method
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      • 38
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      • 79-101.
      • B. Holsey.
      • (2011).
      • Owning Up to the Past: African Slave Traders and the Hazards of Discourse.
      • Transition
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      • 105
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      • 74-87.
      • B. Holsey.
      • (April -June 2010).
      • Rituel et Memoire au Ghana: Les Usages Politique de la Diaspora.
      • Critique Internationale
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      • 47
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      • 19-36.
      • B. Holsey.
      • (2010).
      • In Place of Slavery: Fashioning Coastal Identity.
      • Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation, 2nd Edition
      • Wiley-Blackwell.
      • B. Holsey.
      • (2008).
      • Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana.
      • Chicago:
      • University of Chicago Press.
      • (Awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2008 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology and the Association of Third World Studies’ 2008-09 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award)
      • (2004).
      • Transatlantic Dreaming: Slavery, Tourism and Diasporic Encounters.
      • In Fran Markowitz and Anders Stefansson (Eds.),
      • Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return
      • Lexington Books.
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  • Specialties

    • Africa
    • African Diaspora
    • Politics of Memory
    • Race
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Sociocultural Anthropology,
      • Columbia University,
      • 2003
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology,
      • Royal Anthropological Institute,
      • October 2010
      • Toyin Falola Africa Book Award,
      • Association for Third World Studies,
      • January, 2010
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