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The Ida B. Wells Lecture Featuring Michael Hanchard, PhD

Ida B. Wells Poster with Michael Hanchard

Villanova faculty, staff, students, and friends are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, April 26, from 5-6 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner for the annual Ida B. Wells Lecture featuring Michael G. Hanchard, PhD, Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor in the Africana Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Marginalized Populations Project.

At this lecture Dr. Hanchard will address some of the social and political challenges facing African-Americans, in comparative perspective with the challenges facing Africans and Afro-descendant populations in the UK and France. In addition, he will draw on themes and research from his recent book, The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy (Princeton University Press).

This ACS-approved event is co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program,  Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, French and Francophone Studies, and Falvey Library. Light refreshments will be served.



Join us for the Senghor-Damas-Césaire Lecture for Africana Studies on 4/17

Africana Studies poster with Kris Manjapra

Faculty, staff, students, and friends are cordially invited to join us on Monday, April 17 from 5-6 p.m. at Villanova University’s Falvey Library for the annual Senghor-Damas-Césaire Lecture for Africana Studies. The event will take place in Speakers’ Corner, located on the Library’s first floor.

The Senghor-Damas-Césaire Lecture focuses on African issues and issues connected to the global Black diaspora. The featured speaker will be Kris Manjapra, PhD, Professor, Department of History, Tufts University. Dr. Manjapra works at the intersection of transnational history and the critical study of race and colonialism. He is the author of five books, including his comparative study of global emancipation processes and the implications for reparations movement today: Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation.

This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and Falvey Library, is free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend this event.




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