Black Feminism in Europe

Hosted by the European Institute and the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

In-person and online public event (Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House)


Dr Mame-Fatou Niang

Dr Mame-Fatou Niang

Dr SM Rodriguez

Dr SM Rodriguez


Professor Joanna Lewis

Professor Joanna Lewis

In tandem with the theme of Black History Month, "Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our Sisters, and Honouring Matriarchs of Movements", this panel discussion analyses the role of black women in social, cultural and political movements historically and in our times.

Meet our speakers and chair

Mame-Fatou Niang (@MameFatouNiang) is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of Identités Françaises, the co-author of Universalisme, and the founder and Director of the Center for Black European Studies and the Atlantic. She conducts research on economies of the living/living economy, blackness in contemporary France, and French universalism.

SM Rodriguez (@SM_Rodriguez77) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at LSE. They have previously served in appointments at Hoftra University, Stony Brook University, the State University of New York, and as Director of LGBTQ+ Studies at Hofstra University. They are the author of The Economies of Queer Inclusion: transnational organizing for LGBTI rights in Uganda, and the forthcoming, Abolition in the Academy: scholar-activists in the global movement for penal abolition.

Joanna Lewis (@joannalewisnews) is the Chair for the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She is a historian of Africa. Her latest publication, Women of the Somali Diaspora (2021, Hurst), is a study of resilience after conflict through the experiences of Somali women refugees and their community in the London diaspora.

More about this event

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The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe.

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023, taking place from 21 October to 17 November with events across the UK.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBlackHistoryMonth

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