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"Mobilizing Black Germany" Virtual Book Launch: Tiffany N. Florvil in Conversation with Keisha N. Blain

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University of Illinois Press
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Jan 21, 2021   4:30 - 5:45 pm  
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Join Tiffany N. Florvil and Keisha N. Blain for a virtual event celebrating the release of Florvil's book Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement on January 21, at 4:30pm EST.

 

Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/FlorvilEvent

 

About the Book: 
Tiffany N. Florvil 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. Florvil shows the multifaceted contributions of women to movement making, including Audre Lorde’s role in influencing their activism; the activists who inspired Afro-German women to curate their own identities and histories; and the evolution of the activist groups Initiative of Black Germans (ISD) and Afro-German Women (ADEFRA). These practices and strategies became a rallying point for isolated and marginalized women (and men) and shaped the roots of contemporary Black German activism. Richly researched and multidimensional in scope, Mobilizing Black Germany offers a rare in-depth look at the emergence of the modern Black German movement and Black feminists’ politics, intellectualism, and internationalism.

Learn more about the book here: https://go.illinois.edu/f20florvil

 

About Tiffany N. Florvil: 
Dr. Tiffany N. Florvil is an Associate Professor of 20th century European Women’s and Gender History at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in the histories of post-1945 Europe, the African/Black diaspora, social movements, feminism, Black internationalism, gender and sexuality, and emotions. 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, as well as published chapters in Gendering Post-1945 German History, To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism, and Gendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora. Her 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. She is on the Editorial Board for Central European History and the Executive Board for the Journal of Civil and Human Rights. She is also an editor of the “Imagining Black Europe” book series at Peter Lang Press. Follow her on Twitter @tnflorvil.
 
 
About Keisha N. Blain: 
Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United States with broad interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the president of the African American Intellectual History Society. She is currently a 2020-2021 fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. She also serves as an editor for the Washington Post’s ‘Made by History’ section. Blain is the author of the multi-prize-winning book Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (2018) and the co-editor of four books: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America; New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition; To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism; and Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence. Her next book, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Vision of America, will be published by Beacon Press in 2021. Follow her on Twitter @KeishaBlain and on Instagram @KeishaNBlain.
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