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Next livestream of Marianne Midwest program features lecture on race from French historian, Nov. 10

French historian Pap NDiaye, PhD, a specialist in the social history of the United States, with a focus on minorities, will be the next lecturer in the Marianne Midwest Series livestreamed at Creighton University on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harper Center, Room 3036.

NDiaye’s lecture, titled “The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France,” explores the idea of “French Black,” a fraught classification for the French Republic and its concept of citizenship, and what the notion of “blackness” means in France. As France grapples with racial and ethnic divides, NDiaye asks why so few scholars have engaged the plight of racial minorities in France, especially given the troubling history of the 20th century and the coming of age of a new “blackness” in the 21st century.

A pioneer in Black Studies in French, NDiaye is author of four books and professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. He cofounded the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity in France (CAPDIV) with Patrick Loze, and is currently working on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century.

Creighton is the Omaha home of Marianne Midwest, a partnership between the University of Chicago and the French Consulate in Chicago, connecting universities throughout the Midwest via livestream to Francophonie’s most interesting artists and intellectuals.

Co-sponsored at Creighton by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Modern Languages, the event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP for the Nov. 10 talk, email David Vanderboegh, PhD, or call 402-280-3033.

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