Decolonizing Europe Series: Black European Studies

Friday 3 May, starting at 5.30pm

Kings Building K6.63, King’s College London Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

For our penultimate session in the Decolonizing Europe Series, Kira Thurman (Michigan) and Anne-Marie Angelo (Sussex) will discuss their work on Black European history for the African-American Intellectual History Society’s Black Perspectives series, and their conference on Black European history at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. The session will be introduced by Kennetta Hammond Perry (De Montfort).

Kira Thurman is an assistant professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, and a classically-trained pianist. Her research focuses on two separate topics that occasionally converge: the relationship between music and national identity in European history, and Europe’s historical and contemporary relationship with the black diaspora.

Anne-Marie Angelo is a lecturer in American History at the University of Sussex, researching the United States of America in a transnational perspective. Her forthcoming book, Global Freedom Struggle: The Black Panthers of Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States (University of North Carolina Press) examines how Black Power was transformed from an African-American movement to a global black freedom struggle

Kennetta Hammond Perry serves as Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montfort University where she is also a Reader in History. Her research interests include Black British history, transnational race politics, Black women’s history, archives of Black Europe, and anti-racist movements for citizenship, recognition and social justice throughout the African Diaspora.

Free, all welcome, no need to book.

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