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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fanon in the Algerian War: A Painful Gender Issue

Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Seloua Luste-Boulbina, Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Change, Denis Diderot University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The colony operates with a double standard. Women are both largely excluded from schooling and supposed to be protected by their male fellow citizens. Everything then happens as if, according to the old despotic saying, colonial politics were benevolent toward them: they must be protected from their own. But how? And in what sense?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mariannes Noires: Afropean Mosaics

Film - Documentary | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Mame-Fatou Niang, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes Noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from Metropolitan France to Africa and its mama diasporas.