Jennifer Yanco is a Visiting Researcher at the African Studies Center at Boston University. She holds a masters degree from the Harvard School of Public Health where she specialized in the social and political determinants of health and worked for a number of years as a women’s health advocate. Yanco has a Ph.D. in Linguistics and African Studies from Indiana University and has taught for many years in the African language program at Boston University, focusing on curriculum and materials development for Lingala, Hausa, and Setswana. She has organized and taught intensive summer language programs in Hausa and Setswana and co-directed summer institutes for faculty in Ghana and in Senegal. Yanco spent many years in Niger, involved in various aspects of language education and served for two years as a Fulbright senior lecturer in Linguistics at the Université de Niamey. She is the author of the recent book, Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2014, Indiana University Press).