“#HerskovitsMustFall?: A Meditation on Whiteness, African Studies, and the Unfinished Business of 1968” a talk by Jean Allman

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 • 4:00 pm
  • Seigle Hall, Room 109, Washington University in St. Louis

Why is African Studies in the United States SO white? To find out join Dr. Jean Allman, Director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts and Sciences, and Professor of African and African-American Studies who is this year’s 50th Anniversary New Directions in Black Studies Speaker. In this reflection piece, the current president of the African Studies Association explores the organization’s history at sixty years.  She uncovers the processes by which white privilege was hardwired into the association at its founding in 1957 and then secured both by the displacement of a much older tradition of African American scholarship on Africa and by the “recolonization” of knowledge production in Africa in the postcolonial era.

To see the event flyer click here.

View campus maps, directions and parking info