Regarding Black Pain

Welcome to CEMFOR´s research seminar "Regarding Black Pain"

Presentation by Christopher Paul Harris. Chair: Daniel Strand, CEMFOR. Discussant: Ylva Habel, researcher and associate professor in Media and Communication Science, Södertörn University.

Abstract The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is part of a broader renaissance in Black organizing, expression, and political thought in the United States, as well as around the world. Its intervention has come in tandem with, and as a consequence of, the steady stream of images and reports graphically announcing the contingency of Black life through the sanctioned distribution of Black death. Drawing on three years of ethnographic research and activism, this presentation uses responses to pain and the concept of “regard” to theorize present patterns of Black resistance, fugitivity, and refusal. In doing so, it brings into focus the way young Black folks in and around M4BL operationalize a radically inclusive ethic of care, not only as a defining characteristic of their space, place, and self-making practices but as the foundation for a transformative political culture.

Biography Christopher Paul Harris is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African American studies at Northwestern University.

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Welcome! Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)

(Obs! Vår förhoppning är att seminarierna sker på campus men vi är förberedda för eventuella webbinarier, beroende på situationen med ´corona`.och universitets riktlinjer - Note that it is our hope that the seminars will take place on campus. However, we will be prepared for the eventual need of webinars, depending on the 'corona' situation and as usual following the universities guidelines).

När: 16 september 2020 15:15 - 16 september 2020 17:00

Var: Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism Thunbergsvägen 3B, 75120 Uppland / Uppsala

Arrangör: Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism