Rashida K. Braggs is Associate Professor in Africana Studies and affiliate faculty in American Studies and Comparative Literature at Williams College in Massachusetts, USA. Her book Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music and Migration in Post-World War II Paris (2016) investigates African American jazz production and jazz musicians as they migrated to 1946-1963 Paris. In her current manuscript and accompanying performance project "Migrating Jazzwomen in the Shadow of Josephine," Braggs investigates migratory experiences of black jazz women performers of African descent in, from and between Francophone cities. Trained in performance studies, she consistently introduces a performative lens to African diasporic cultural expressions, from jazz to sports to mass media. As a scholar-performer, she creates performances that mix acting, dancing, singing and spoken word. She is visiting Temple University's Africology and African American Studies department this fall to interview one of her musicians who is a Philadelphia native, ponder and discuss experiences of diaspora and diasporic performance, craft a work-in-progress performance based on one of her case studies, and find key resources at Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection and other library collections in order augment the literature review for her project. Please check out Dr. Bragg's book, Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris, here.