The Modern Europe Colloquium presents Robin Mitchell, Associate Professor of History, California State University Channel Islands, on “Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France”
Events will usually take place on Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm. The one exception to our Thursday meeting time will be Robin Mitchell’s book talk on Friday, October 29 from 12-1:30 pm. For zoom meeting link please subscribe to the European Studies Council email list: https://bit.ly/3C0OAmy
Robin Mitchell is an Associate Professor of History at the California State University Channel Islands (CI). She received her master’s degree in Late Modern European History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her doctorate in Late Modern European History from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her dissertation investigated the correlation between representations of black women in France and the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution.
In addition to numerous published journal articles, Professor Mitchell’s first book, entitled VÉNUS NOIRE: Black Women & Colonial Fantasies in 19th-Century France was published with University of Georgia Press in January of 2020. It was named by the African American Intellectual History Society as one of “The Best Black History Books of 2020” and by The Guardian in 2021 as one of the “best books about sex.”
Before joining the CI faculty in 2016, Professor Mitchell was a full-time faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago.
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