The Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies
The Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies is the only interdisciplinary institute dedicated to a critical understanding of the experiences of Gullah Geechee people and other descendants within the global African diaspora.
The Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies examines the historical migration and scattering of African populations to local geographical areas and the subsequent evolution of blended cultures, specifically Gullah. CCU’s location at the northern tip of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor puts it in a unique position for diaspora study and research. The work of the institute provides students with experiential learning opportunities, both at home and abroad, that center on interconnections among local, national, and global peoples and their societies. The Institute is also a catalyst for community involvement.
We are pleased to announce the IGGAD 2024 Conference
Speaking with an Unbroken Tongue: Exploring and Celebrating the Language and Culture of Gullah Geechee People and the African Diaspora
February 22 - 24, 2024
Registration is OPEN!
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Edwards Building, Second Floor
Coastal Carolina University
Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies
133 Chanticleer Drive W
Conway, SC 29526
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