The Meanings of Black History in Britain and Beyond, 17th November 2016

Looking forward to speaking about the meanings of Black History in Britain as part of a roundtable discussion hosted by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC).

I will be speaking about the ways in which Black studies (or more specifically, understandings of Blackness) need to encompass Black Muslim bodies. I’ve been interested by some of the work Hortense Spillers (1987) did on an American grammar book of race, and would be interested in participating in a discussion that talks about how the British grammar book of race has come into existence (particularly as it hasn’t made room for understanding how Islamophobia works alongside anti-Black racism).

If you would like to participate in this event, you can register here.

A copy of the poster this event can be found here.

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