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Dr. Camilla Hawthorne: “Translation and Lived Geographies of The Black Mediterranean”

MARCH 5, 4:00PM

Dr. Camilla Hawthorne, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a critical human geographer and interdisciplinary social scientist broadly interested in the racial politics of migration and citizenship, inequality, social movements, and Black geographies. Her work focuses at the intersection of critical public policy studies, diaspora theory, Black European studies, and postcolonial/feminist science and technology studies.

ZOOM: Go.osu.edu/Camilla-Hawthorne
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Sponsored by the French and Italian Graduate Student Association.

Dr. James E. Genova : “Race and Empire in the Early History of African Cinema”

FEBRUARY 5, 4:00PM

Dr. James E. Genova, Professor of History and Film Studies at Ohio State-Marion, explores the intersection of race and imperialism in the formative period of African cinema during the 1950s and 1960s.

ZOOM: Go.osu.edu/james-genova
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Sponsored by the French and Italian Graduate Student Association.
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FIGSA Book Club!

During the Fall Semester 2020 Figsa organized a virtual book club for the Graduate Students of the French and Italian Department. Its purpose is to help overcome the sense of isolation caused by the Covid-19 restrictions and to create a space in which students can discuss relevant topics, books and poetry in an informal and non-academic environment.

Last semester we focused primarily on Black voices and experiences from different perspectives, such as Toni Morrison and Veronique Tadjo.

V. Tadjo

V.Tadjo, Latérite, 1983

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, 2019