Borderline (1930): film and discussion

Hosted by LSE Library and LSE EmbRace

Online public event


Daniel Luther

Daniel Luther

Teaching Fellow in Gender, Film and Media, LSE

Clive Nwonka

Clive Nwonka

Fellow in Film Studies, Department of Sociology, LSE

Join us for this event on LSE alumna Eslanda Robeson and the film Borderline, with discussion about the film and Robeson's activism, co-hosted with LSE EmbRace.

Watch the film, then join Clive Nwonka, Fellow in Film Studies in the Department of Sociology, and Daniel Luther, Teaching Fellow in Gender, Film and Media, for a discussion on race, gender and Eslanda Robeson’s wider activism.

Learn more about Eslanda Robeson in these blog posts by Nicolas Grant for the Women’s History Network and by Sherese R. Taylor for the LSE History blog.

An article by Imaobong Umoren, Assistant Professor in the Department of International History at LSE, will also be provided for the attendees and sent a week beforehand.

J. Daniel Luther is a Teaching Fellow in Gender, Film and Media. They completed their doctoral research from SOAS University of London and are also one of the co-founders of the international platform and network called ‘Queer’ Asia now in its 5th year running. Their doctoral research examines South Asian public culture, including cinema, literature, and new, online and social media for the production and reiteration of gender and sexual norms. 

Dr Clive James Nwonka is an LSE Fellow in Film Studies within the Department of Sociology. He completed his PhD in Film Studies at Brunel University, which sought to improve understandings of the relationship between political ideology and film texts, and the broader concept of film as social practice. He spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity project led by Professor Sarita Malik within the Media and Communications department at Brunel University and has previously lectured at Brunel, Birbeck and University of Greenwich. Nwonka convenes the course White Screens/Black Images: The Sociology of Black Cinema on the MSc Culture and Society.

LSE EmbRace (@lseembrace) exists to raise awareness of and influence change around culture and diversity issues which affect LSE staff. It seeks to promote mutual understanding through equality, transparency, respect and recognition.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

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