This Working Group was formed in 2011 for members of the academic community interested in Romani (Gypsy) Studies. It grows out of the Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies, which was held at UC-Berkeley on November 10th, 2011.
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The African American Literature Working Group seeks to consider a more expansive approach to the African American literary tradition beyond its literary import and contributions. We approach literature as a lens to analyze the development of the American social landscape, particularly by foregrounding the interrelationships among literary, historical, cultural and political components of American society. Our aim is to reconsider the contributions of African American literature to American culture and