GSU researchers examine Afro-Brazilians, enslavement across the Americas

An orixá priestess in Salvador, Brazil. (Safiya Miller/CSAD Fellow)

Experts and a student from Georgia State University are researching the scope of enslavement from across the Americas. They’ve centered their studies in Salvador, Brazil, where they’re examining the history and culture amongst Afro-Brazilians.

On Wednesday’s “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott asks our guests about their research, comparisons, and noteworthy differences with the diaspora in the United States.

Featured guests:

Elizabeth J. West, professor and Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters, Georgia State University academic director, Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora.

Professor Lakeyta Monique Bonnette-Bailey, PhD, co-director of the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni, Department of Africana Studies.

Georgia State University graduate student Safiya Miller.