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Join us on Wednesday 6 October at 5pm BST on Zoom for a talk by Dr Tiffany Florvil on her new book, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement. The talk will be moderated by Dr Kennetta Perry.

Dr Tiffany Florvil is an Associate Professor of 20th-century European Women’s and Gender History at the University of New Mexico, USA. 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 (2018), as well as published chapters in Gendering Post-1945 German History (2019) and To Turn this Whole World Over (2019). She published her manuscript, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (2020), with the University of Illinois Press, and it offers the first full-length study of the history of the Black German movement of the 1980s to the 2000s. She is also an editor of the “Imagining Black Europe” book series at Peter Lang Press.


Dr Kennetta Perry serves as Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montfort University where she is also a Reader in History. Prior to her appointment at De Montfort, she was an Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of the African & African American Studies Program at East Carolina University, USA. Her research interests include Black British history, transnational race politics, Black women’s history, archives of Black Europe, and anti-racist movements for citizenship, recognition and social justice throughout the African Diaspora. She has published widely, including a book-length study on Afro-Caribbean migration to Britain following World War II titled London Is The Place For Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race (Oxford Press, 2016).