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5/12 GGG Spring Speaker Series presents Dr. Elisa Joy White “Traversing UN/Natural Borders: The Racialization of Proximity and the Case of African Migration to Europe”

Event Date: 
2015-05-12 04:10 - 17:30

2015 GEOGRAPHY GRADUATE GROUP Spring Speaker Series
*Tuesdays May 12 4:10-5:30pm * 166 Hunt Hall*

“Traversing UN/Natural Borders: The Racialization of Proximity and the Case of African Migration to Europe”

Dr. Elisa Joy White, is an Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies, Black European Studies, New Diaspora Communities, New Media Studies at University of California, Davis. She completed a PhD in African Diaspora Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also received a MA in African American Studies. She also holds a MA in Media Studies from the New School University and a BA in Theatre from Spelman College. Her research interests and publications include lesser-examined African Diaspora sites, Black European Studies, the social and cultural dimensions of globalization (transnational, cosmopolitan and new diaspora communities), the construction of racial and ethnic identities, and new media studies. She recently spent the Spring 2012 semester in Spain where she served as the Resident Director for the UH Manoa study abroad program in Seville. While in Spain, she taught courses on African Diaspora Communities in Spain and Immigration, Human Rights, and Justice in Spain. Dr. White's book, Modernity, Freedom and the African Diaspora: Dublin, New Orleans, Paris, was recently published by Indiana University Press (2012).