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Dr. Joyce Hope Scott

Clinical Professor of African American Studies, Boston University

Dr. Joyce Hope Scott is Clinical Professor of African American Studies at Boston University, a former-Scholar of the Oxford Round Table and former Fulbright Senior Professor to Burkina Faso and the Republic of Bénin, West Africa, and invited key lecturer at many national and international conferences and events. She is Co-Founder/Co-Director of the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR); President of the Boston Pan African Forum (BPAF); Invited Expert Consultant for the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for the implementation of Human Rights Council Resolution 43/1; Organizer of “Restorative Justice and Societal Repair: Symposium on Global Racism and Reparations,” Boston University (2020); Principal Organizer of the International Conference “Return to The Source: The Future of Reparations and Reparatory Justice for Enslavement of African People,” (2018) Porto-Novo, Republic of Bénin; and “Africanist Fellow” at the Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development (UMass/Boston).  Prof. Hope Scott is recipient of many awards and recognitions and author of numerous publications including:

“Reparations, Restitution, and Transitional Justice: American Chattel Slavery & its Aftermath, a Moral Debate Whose Time has Come.” (forthcoming, 2022. Wisconsin International Law Journal. Riopelle, Natalie and Justin Brewer (Eds.)

“Transnationalisms and Intersectionalities in the Novels of Francophone African Women.” Transnational Africana Women’s Fictions. Cheryl Sterling (Editor). London: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2021.pp. 202- 218.

“Rematriation: Defining an Afrikan-Centred Reparatory Justice Response to the Epistemic Violence of Afrikan Enslavement.” Nicola Frith, Joyce Hope Scott and Esther Stanford-Xosei (Eds.). Nation Council of Black Studies Report (NCBS) ( 2022)

“Reparations, Restitution, Transitional Justice, The International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR).” Symposium: Using World-History to Inform Work for Reparations. Journal of World-Systems Research. Vo. 26 Issue 2. (DOI 10.5195/JWSR. 2020).

Journal of African American History National and International Perspectives on Movements for Reparations. Vol. 103 Number ½. Special Issue (Guest Ed. 2018);

-Reparations, Restitution, Transitional Justice, The International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR).” Symposium: Using World-History to Inform Work for Reparations. Journal of World-Systems Research, 2020.

-Contentious Discourses: Signifying on the Law in African American Writing.” Journalism & Mass Communication Vol. 5 No. 4, (April 2015).

-Subversive Language and the Carnivalesque in Toni Morrison’s Novels.” The Cambridge Companion to Toni Morrison.