Conversations on Europe. Mobilizing Black Germany.
Tiffany Florvil in conversation with Kira Thurman.
Tiffany Florvil, associate Professor of 20th-century European women’s and gender history at the University of New Mexico; Kira Thurman, assistant professor of Germanic languages and literatures and history at the University of Michigan.
This lecture is being presented by the Center for European Studies and Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as the Werner Grilk Lecture in German Studies.
Florvil's new book, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement, with the University of Illinois Press, offers the first full-length study of the history of the Black German movement of the 1980s to the 2000s. As such, it examines the role of queer and straight women in shaping the contours of the modern Black German movement as part of the Black internationalist opposition to racial and gender oppression. She and Kira Thurman will exchange ideas about Mobilizing Black Germany and other Black internationalist themes in German Studies.