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Borders, Captivity, and Memory in Transnational Italy and the Mediterranean, Part One: Racial Justice and the Black Mediterranean

About This Event

The first day of the symposium will include two roundtables with four-five participants each and will center a keynote session on the topic of the Black Mediterranean, with two keynote speakers in conversation with two respondents.

The session will feature a conversation between Angelica Pesarini, University of Toronto, and Camilla Hawthorne, University of California Santa Cruz, two leading scholar-activists of Black Italy and co-authors of the new volume The Black Mediterranean: Bodies, Borders, and Citizenship. Their discussion of issues of race, migrations, and captivity in Italy and the Mediterranean will be moderated by Simone Brioni, Stony Brook University (SUNY) and Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University.

Information Related to the Second Day of the Symposium.

Featured Guests

Keynote Speakers:

  • Angelica Pesarini (University of Toronto)
  • Camilla Hawthorne (University of California Santa Cruz)
  • Simone Brioni (SUNY Stony Brook)
  • Teresa Fiore (Montclair State University)


This activity is tied to day two of the symposium, and both days are co-sponsored by: At Cornell: Migrations initiative, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and its Institute for European Studies Department of Romance Studies At the University of Rochester: Humanities Center Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Department of Humanities in the Eastman School of Music Montclair State University Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies American Association for Italian Studies Critical Race Studies Caucus

March 18, 2022, 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


LLC35: Borders, Captivity, and Memory in Transnational Italy and the Mediterranean

Category: Conference Workshop or Mini-Seminar

Audience: Open to the Public

Host: Cornell University

RSVP by March 18, 2022