All Black Lives Matter Speaker Series
“Blackness in Germany and the AfroEuropean Diaspora”
Thursday, Feb. 18; 12:45 – 2:15
Online Platform: Zoom
Africana Studies and the Black German Heritage and Research Association (BGHRA) invite you to an exploration of the neglected meanings of Black life and culture in Germany as well as Europe, featuring Black German Studies pioneer Dr. Tiffany N. Florvil. She will be discussing her most recent book, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (2020, U of Illinois); it offers the first full-length study of the history of the Black German movement of the 1980s to the 2000s.
Dr. Florvil is an Associate Professor of 20th-century European Women’s and Gender History at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in the histories of post-1945 Europe, the African/Black diaspora, social movements, feminism, Black internationalism, gender and sexuality, and emotions. She has published pieces in the Journal of Civil and Human Rights and The German Quarterly. Florvil has also coedited the volume, Rethinking Black German Studies: Approaches, Interventions and Histories, as well as published chapters in Gendering Post-1945 German History, To Turn this Whole World Over, and Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora. She is an editor of the “Imagining Black Europe” book series at Peter Lang Press.