Florida Africana Studies Consortium

FLASC was founded with a grant from the Ford Foundation titled “Intersections of African Diaspora Knowledge Communities: The South Florida Model” in order to make South Florida an important site for African Diaspora knowledge exchange and production.

It has allowed us to engage the African Diaspora nationally and internationally to further articulate African Diaspora Studies, as a significant area of knowledge production and engagement. So far we have produced academic conferences and lectures, art exhibitions and also partnered with local Florida institutions and national and international institutions for this purpose.


The Florida Africana Studies Consortium is pleased to announce that Prof. Carole Boyce Davies has been appointed the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters at Cornell University, effective 1 July, 2020. Read the press release.