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TrAIN Open Lecture: Prof. Elisa Joy White - Sartorial Activism, Human Rights

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10 October 2019 (6.30pm to 9pm)
TrAIN Open Lecture: Prof. Elisa Joy White - Sartorial Activism, Human Rights

10th October 2019

TrAIN Open Lecture: Sartorial Activism, Human Rights and the 'Manteros' of Barcelona by Prof. Elisa Joy White, University of California Davis - UAL Decolonising Arts Institute x trAIN x LCF Visiting Scholar

On the 10th and 11th October 2019, UAL Decolonising Arts Institute, trAIN Research Centre at Chelsea and London College of Fashion will be welcoming Dr Elisa Joy White (UC Davis) as a Visiting Scholar, for a two-day collaborative programme of events for staff and students. Dr Elisa Joy White is Associate Professor in African Diaspora Studies and African American Studies, whose research focus includes lesser-examined African Diaspora sites and new diaspora communities. Her publications examine a range of areas, including the African Diaspora in Ireland, Black Europe, ethnicity and new media, human rights and immigration policy. Elisa's current project looks at the migration to Southern Spain by manteros (street vendors) from Mali and Senegal, and their production of garments. She is the author of Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora: Dublin, New Orleans, Paris (Indiana UP, 2012), and co-editor (with P. Essed, K. Farquharson and K. Pillay) of Relating Worlds of Racism: Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), which includes her essay, “Peripheralised in the Periphery: Migration, Deportation, and Detainment in Ireland and Spain.”


10th October, Chelsea College of Arts 

6.30 -8.30 pm: TrAIN lecture, Lecture Theatre (open to all, booking required)

8.30 Drinks reception Chelsea, Banqueting Hall 

11th October
Decolonising the curriculum through practice, research and dialogue - Roundtable discussion at LCF with visiting scholar Prof. Elisa Joy White 

The events are free but booking is essential. 

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