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Book Talk: "African Europeans: An Untold History"

Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives Series

Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives Webinar Series | Olivette Otele, SA Smythe, Dominic Thomas

Friday, May 7, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

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African Europeans: An Untold History

A book talk for the launch of the US edition







African Europeans: An Untold History (Hachette) is now available in the US:


Olivette Otele is a Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol, UK. She is a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Historical Society. She holds a PhD in History from Université Paris, La Sorbonne, France. Her area of research is colonial and post-colonial History and the histories of people of African descent. She has been the recipient of several national and international research grants (AHRC, European Commission-RISE, Canadian-SSHRC). She is also a regular contributor to the press, television and radio programmes (BBC, Sky News, Guardian, Sunday Times, Elle Magazine, HuffingtonPost, New Yorker, etc).

Photo: ©Adrian Sherratt.


SA Smythe (they/them) is a poet, translator, and assistant professor of Black European Cultural Studies, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, and Black Trans Poetics at UCLA. Their first book project is Where Blackness Meets the Sea: On Crisis, Culture, and the Black Mediterranean. Also forthcoming is their edited special issue, Troubling the Grounds: Global Configurations of Blackness, Nativism, and Indigeneity, and a full volume of poetry titled proclivity.



Dominic Thomas is the Chair of the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at UCLA and the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of Black France, Museums in Postcolonial Europe, Afroeuropean Cartographies, The Invention of Race, The Colonial Legacy in France, Sexe, race et colonies, and Visualizing Empire. He is a European Affairs Commentator on CNN.


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Sponsor(s): UCLA International Institute, Center for European and Russian Studies, African Studies Center, UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies