Akin Taiwo

Diaspora studies a supplement for arts and social sciences degree programs

Diaspora studies is not just for students of African descent, says Akin Taiwo. Most immigrant communities carry memories of an ancestral homeland to which members wish to maintain a connection.

 “We live in a multi-ethnic society and the issue of identity is always tricky,” Taiwo says. “Understanding cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds can help you to relate to people.”