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Talk • The Socialist Lives of Angela Davis: An Afro-Pessimist Analysis
April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kimberly St. Julian Varnon is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work examines how Black experiences in the Soviet Union shaped modes of Black identity and how the presence of people of color shaped ideas and understandings of race, ethnicity, and nationality policy in the Soviet Union, East Germany, and post-Soviet space. Her public writing analyzes the linkages between race, foreign policy, and culture in the United States, Russia, and Ukraine. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Moscow Times, and the Kennan Institute’s Russia File. She has also become a regular commentator on Ukraine and Russia in American and international media outlets such as AP, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBC, and BBC.
This event is open to the public. Sponsored by GSLL Diversity Committee and UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies.