Giving Back: The African Diaspora and Higher Education

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Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, vice president of academic affairs and chair of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program at Quinnipiac University, speaks with Dr. Abena Busia and Dr. Ousseina Alidou of Rutgers University about returning to Africa to teach and conduct research on gender equity under the umbrella of the Institute of International Education.


The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program is housed at various African higher education institutions and facilitates international engagements between scholars in Africa and African Diaspora academics in Canada and the United States. Offered by the Institute of International Education in partnership with Quinnipiac University, the program is funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to support 100+ short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics.