The Hexagon and the Triangle: Experiencing and Pondering France, the Americas, and the Black Atlantic

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for
“The Hexagon  and the Triangle: Experiencing and Pondering France, the Americas, and the Black Atlantic”
 
April 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM–7:30 PM  
Columbia University
MAISON FRANÇAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL
 
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Maboula Soumahoro will expose and discuss some of the questions raised in her current work-in-progress: a study devoted to the processes of racialization and expressions of blackness in their relation to citizenship in contemporary, metropolitan France, which is theoretically "colorblind" to race and racial categories.
 
Respondents:
Kaiama Glover, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Barnard College
Emmanuelle Saada, Associate Professor, Directory of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, Columbia University
 
 
Speaker Biography
Maboula Soumahoro is an Associate Professor at the Université de Tours François-Rabelais (France). She has also taught at the Paris Institute of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Tours. Her research focuses on U.S., African American, and Africana studies. She has held teaching positions at Bard College (Bard Prison Initiative), Barnard College and Columbia University.  Based in France, Soumahoro is president of the Black History Month association. From 2013-2016, she served as an appointed member of the National Committee for the History and Memory of Slavery. In 2016-2017, she is Visiting Faculty at Bennington College and Columbia University-Barnard College.
 


This event is co-sponsored by African Studies at Barnard College and IRAAS.