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2023 CERS Black History Month event/recording address by Dr Jean Beaman


The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds is delighted to announce our next event and speaker details:


Speaker: Dr Jean Beaman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Welcome: Professor Ipek Demir, CERS, SSP, University of Leeds

Chair: Dr Claudia Radiven, CERS, SSP, University of Leeds


Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Time: 5-6.15pm (UK time)

Place: Zoom

You can now see the recording of this address HERE.


TitleTowards a Reading of Black Lives Matter in France: Diasporic Connections and Global Social Movements


Abstract: In this talk, Dr Jean Beaman will discuss her ongoing ethnographic research on anti-racist mobilisation and activism against police violence, and put that in conversation with anti-racist mobilisation and the Black Lives Matter movement both in the United States and worldwide. She will discuss what it means to consider Black Lives Matter in a society that disavows race and racism and how anti-racist activists in France, many of whom are Black and Maghrebin-origin, assert a place for themselves in a society that continually marginalises them


Bio: Jean Beaman (she/her) is Associate Professor of Sociology, with affiliations with Black Studies, Political Science, Feminist Studies, Global Studies, and the Centre for Black Studies Research, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research is ethnographic in nature and focuses on race/ethnicity, racism, international migration, and state violence in both France and the United States. She is author of Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press, 2017), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She is also an Associate Editor of the journal, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power and a Corresponding Editor for the journal Metropolitics/Metropolitiques.  She was a 2022-2023 fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and a Co-PI for the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant, “Race, Precarity, and Privilege: Migration in a Global Context” for 2020-2022.