Muna B. Ndulo, professor of law at Cornell Law School and director of Cornell's Institute for African Development, will receive the New York Africana Studies Association (NYASA)'s 2012 Distinguished Africanist Award for his scholarly achievements and contributions to Africana studies.
Ndulo will receive the award at NYASA's 37th annual conference, Feb. 24-25, at Penn State University. Previous recipients of the award include Chinua Achebe, Joseph E. Harris, Mamood Mandani, Molefi Kete Asante and Ali A. Mazrui. The conference will focus on "Africans in the Americas and African Americans in Africa: the Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in the 21st Century."
"I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected to receive this award and to be counted in the company of such distinguished prior honorees," Ndulo said. "I commend the New York Africana Studies Association for continuing its important work of advancing the study of Africa and the African Diaspora. I am particularly looking forward to the NYASA's February meeting, as it will present an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and scholarship on Africana studies. As countries and communities become increasingly linked through the web of information and scholarship, such gatherings are crucial for the strengthening of intellectual ties."