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Conversation with Devyn Spence Benson

December 2, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Public Humanities Hub Okanagan is pleased to host a virtual speaker series, Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History, with Devyn Spence Benson.

Benson is a historian of antiracist movements across the Americas and the Caribbean at the University of Kentucky. Her research and teaching interests sit at the intersection of Africana Studies and Latin American history. Her focus is on race and revolution in Cuba.

Her newest project examines collaborations between English, French, and Spanish-speaking black Caribbean intellectuals to show how Caribbean black consciousness flourished in Cuba in the 1960s and 1970s. Other works include, Afrocubanas: History, Thought, and Cultural Practicesedited and introduced by Benson, and Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This speaker series is supported by the UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, Office of the Provost; CUNY Grad Center; Kingsborough Community College; King’s College London; Princeton University Advanced Studies Institute; Public Humanities Hub, UBC Okanagan; Historicities Cluster, UBC; UBC Graduate program in Power, Conflict and Ideas; International Solidarity Action and Research Network.


December 2, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Event Type
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates