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Colourism: The Gendered Politics of Appearance 

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Friday, February 15, 2019 -
12:45pm to 2:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Rd, OX2 6GG
Seminar Room


Colourism which can be understood as the preference for and valuing of lighter skin is a phenomenon which has affected the experience of people of colour for centuries and continues to impact society today. Yet colourism has garnered very little scholarly attention. This reading group, led by two American History DPhils who engage with this topic in their work, will discuss some of the literature that does exist and the difficulties of studying this topic.

Please email for details of the readings.


Contact name: 
Sage Goodwin
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