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WATCH: Scholarly Showings with Naya Jones, PhD


November 05, 2020

A Conversation with the GCA President and One of Our 2020 Scholars


Naya Jones, PhD is among the GCA’s 2020 scholars — she was awarded The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany. A geographer, she researches African American gardens and the Great Migration—the mass migration of African Americans from the South between 1916 and 1970. In her current work, “On 
the Move,” Naya Jones uses oral history 
and ethnobotanical and archival methods to understand how the Great Migration shaped Black medicinal plant-use and gardening beyond the South.

Recently, GCA President Debbie Edwards invited Naya to join her for a video conversation about her project. They discussed the role of oral history in our field and the relevance of Naya’s project for preserving botanical knowledge and for resilience in the context of global migration and climate change.


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