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Africana Studies Seminar to Address Recent Black Immigrants to U.S.

UPublish story by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Yveline Alexis, assistant professor of Africana Studies at Oberlin College, will present “Recent Black Immigrants to the United States: Challenges and Issues” at the next African Studies Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 119 of Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.), beginning at 11 a.m.

A graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a degree in history and Africana Studies, Alexis received her master’s degree and her Ph.D. in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining the faculty at Oberlin, Alexis was a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers University, where she taught in the Department of Africana Studies. Before that, she participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Proficient in four languages, Alexis has had papers published in several scholarly journals. She is also a member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the American Historical Association, the Caribbean Studies Association, and the Haitian Studies Association.

Additional information about the seminar is available by phone (330-263-2044) or e-mail (

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