Posts from January 2020

On the Cunning of National Reason: French Postcolonial Disputes over Race, Gender and Equality seminar, January 30th 2020

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Thursday 30 January 2020, 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

On the Cunning of National Reason: French Postcolonial Dispute over Race, Gender and Equality
Silyane Larcher (CNRS/IRIS)

Silyane Larcher was born and educated in Martinique. She is a tenured Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in political sciences and works on the history of citizenship in the French Atlantic (post)colonial context, with a particular interest in the tensions between race, gender, and universalism.  She is the author of The Other Citizen: The French Republican Ideal and the West Indies after Slavery [French title: L’autre citoyen. L’idéal républicain et les Antilles après l’esclavage, 2014] and co-edited, with F. Germain , Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality, 1848-2016 (2018). Her next book will be about the historical and sociopolitical conditions of contemporary Afrofeminism in contemporary continental France.

Part of the series French Politics: A Neighbour’s ‘History of the Present’, co-organised by the IMCC in collaboration with our friends in the Centre for the Study of Democracy, and with the support of the French Embassy and the Political Studies Association.

Free to attend, but booking via eventbrite is essential.

Environmental Racism in the US at the British Academy, Thursday 6th February

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Thursday 6th February 2020, 18.30 – 19.45
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Environmental Racism in the United States

Environmental racism is on the rise in the United States, with minority and impoverished communities much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air. In this event, the IMCC’s own Lucy Bond and Jessica Rapson (Cultural and Creative Industries, KCL) will draw on their recent research to highlight how the tourist and heritage industry in the American Gulf States (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) is helping to conceal environmental racism as well as being complicit in the air and water pollution crisis that is blighting predominantly African American neighbourhoods.

Booking required
£5, £3 concessions

This event is part of the British Academy’s season on Sustainable Futures