Entangled Bodily Concerns: Opposition to Skin Lighteners in Apartheid South Africa
A presentation by Dr. Lynn M. Thomas
Thursday, April 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dean Hall 103
Free and open to the public
Please join Africana and Black Studies at CWU for this dynamic presentation by Dr. Lynn M. Thomas, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Washington and Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor. Dr. Thomas' first book Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya (University of California Press) was released in 2003, and she has since co-edited The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization (Duke University Press, 2008) and Love in Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Her current book project - Race, Skin Lighteners, and Transnational Commerce - is a transnational history of skin lighteners centered in South Africa that extends into the broader southern African region, east Africa, and the United States. Through tracking the production, consumption, and opposition to skin lighteners, Dr. Thomas' explores how changing politics of gender and race have developed through the movement of things, people, and ideas between a range of locations.
Sponsored by Africana and Black Studies and Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information, please call Michelle Cyrus at 509-963-2198.