ka•lei•do•scope /kelideskop/ n. an instrument compiled of mirrors and colors that reflect multiple patterns and are constantly changing, yet rely on each other to collectively represent one entity.
Kaleido[scopes]: Diaspora Re-imagined is a student run academic journal that began in 2014 by Sevonna Brown (’15), Ahmad Greene-Hayes (’16), and Nneka Dennie (’13). Kaleido[scopes] features student projects, papers, and creative responses produced in Africana Studies courses at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
This journal presents the myriad ways in which Africana Studies grapples with the complexities of black experiences broadly construed. Kaleido[scopes]: Diaspora Re-imagined features student projects, papers, and creative responses produced in Africana Studies courses. Kaleido[scopes] compiles student works that explore real-world applications of Africana Studies and theories presented inside of the classroom. The journal also features student artistic contributions to Africana Studies. Multimedia projects are displayed on a companion blog. Kaleido[scopes] aims to heighten awareness of the cutting edge research in Africana Studies. The journal also serves as a forum to surface the creative ideas and multidimensional voices of the Africana Studies Department at Williams College.
Africana Studies commends the hard work of editors Sevonna Brown ‘15, Ahmad Greene-Hayes ‘16, Jallicia Jolly ’14, and Kenny Jean ’14, who produced Volume I, Issue I.
For more information, contact Rhon Manigault-Bryant