Kaleido[scopes]: Diaspora Re-Imagined
About Us

About Us

Kaleido[scopes]: Diaspora Re-Imagined represents a cross-generational student effort to celebrate and connect the spirit of Africana Studies students. Kaleidoscopes 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.

Our Vision

Kaleido[scopes] aims to heighten awareness of cutting edge research in Africana Studies. We wish to curate a forum that does the work of highlighting the creative ideas and multidimensional voices of Williams College’s Africana Studies Department, all the while bridging contributions from the larger Williams community with those of academic communities beyond.

Our Story

With the partnership of Nneka Dennie (’13), and the editorial teamwork provided by Jallicia Jolly (’14) and Kenny Jean (’14), the first issue was born in 2014.

Since then, Kaleido[scopes] has continued to draw from the rich learning and creative experiences of our students, and to offer our knowledge of the African Diaspora and Africana Studies through our unique viewpoint: as undergraduates navigating life and learning in the Purple Valley of the Berkshires.

Meet the Editorial Team

Capturing student knowledge and experience of Africana Studies is what we do!

Rhon Manigault-Bryant

Ivana Onubogu

Tionne Townsend

Bret Hairston

Ava Otoadese