Biography: Sheila Walker, Ph.D, cultural anthropologist and filmmaker, is Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc., a non-profit organization that is developing documentaries and educational materials about the global African Diaspora. She has done fieldwork, lectured, consulted, and participated in cultural events in much of Africa and the African Diaspora. Her works include the documentary film, Slave Routes: A Global Vision, for the UNESCO Slave Route Project, and an edited book, Conocimiento desde adentro: Los Afrosudamericanos hablan de sus pueblos y su historia (Afro-South Americans Speak of their Peoples and their History), featuring articles by Afrodescendants from all of the Spanish-speaking countries of South America. She also edited the volume African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas and produced the documentary Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora. Dr. Walker was Director of the Center for African and African American Studies, the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor in the College of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, and she was the William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the African Diaspora and the World Program at Spelman College.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Routes de l’esclave: une vision globale [Slave Routes: A Global Vision/Africans out of Africa] (2011 – Georges Collinet, Sheila Walker).
Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora (2008);
Routes de l’esclave: une vision globale [Slave Routes: A Global Vision/Africans out of Africa] (2010 – Georges Collinet, Sheila Walker);
Africa on the Pacific: Esmeraldas, Ecuador (2011).