Speaker Series with Terza Lima-Neves

Speaker Series with Terza Lima-Neves

Monday, October 4, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event
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The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership in collaboration with the Center for African Studies presents a Speaker Series with Dr. Terza Lima-Neves, who will discuss her book: Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution: Kriolas Poderozas.


Dr. Terza A. Silva Lima-Neves (She/Her/Ela) is a proud Cabo Verdean woman, wife, mom, scholar, award-winning professor, and community leader. She was born and raised in Cabo Verde, West Africa and immigrated to the United States with her parents and sisters as a teenager.

Terza is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson C. Smith University. As an educator and scholar, her research is interdisciplinary in nature and straddles the field of political science, sociology, African studies, and women and gender studies. Currently, she is one of a handful of scholars whose work focuses on the emerging field of Cabo Women’s studies adding the voice, stories and experiences of Cabo Verdean women to the larger body of literature on African studies, Black women’s studies, and modern African diaspora studies.

Dr. Lima-Neves is a 2020/21 fellow with the International Women’s Forum, among a cohort of diverse women who are entrepreneurs, academics, government officials, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives, each chosen for their demonstrated leadership capacity. IWF invests in advancing the next generation of women leaders through their Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive executive development experience with training from Harvard Business School and INSEAD Executive Education. Terza is also the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Vision Award recipient at Providence College, 2019 finalist for the HBCU Digest Female Faculty of the Year, the 2019-20 President of the North Carolina Political Science Association, the first Black person to serve in this role, co-founder of Poderoza: International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women and founding President of the Cape Verdeans of the Carolinas Association. She is passionate about community work that empowers and inspires people. She lives in Charlotte with husband Luis and their children. For more on Terza’s work visit her website, terzalimaneves.com.


Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution: Kriolas Poderozas documents the work and stories told by Cabo Verdean women to refocus the narratives about Cabo Verde on Cabo Verdean women and their experiences. The contributors examine their own experiences, the history of Cabo Verde, and Cabo Verdean diaspora to highlight the commonalities that exist among all women of African descent, such as sexual and domestic violence and media objectification, as well as the different meanings these commonalities can hold in local contexts. Through exploring the literary and musical contributions of Cabo Verdean women, the Cabo Verdean state and its transnational relations, food and cooking traditions, migration and diaspora, and the oral histories of Cabo Verde, the contributors analyze themes of community, race, sexuality, migration, gender, and tradition.

Purchase book here: bit.ly/KriolasPoderozasBook
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Virtual Event
United States


Free Event

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