Feminist Race Theorist and Sociologist to Lecture
April 7, 2012
France Winddance Twine, professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a lecture on Tuesday, April 10, at 4:15 p.m., in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center. Twine will discuss "The Future of Anti-Racism & Racial Literacy After The Trayvon Martin Murder." The lecture is free and open to the public.
In addition to editing several collections on race, class and gender, she has authored Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market and Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil, as well as A White Side of Black Britain.
Twine received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and served as a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University during 2008-2009. She has taught at the London School of Economics, Duke University and the University of Washington, and has conducted field research and the United Kingdom, Brazil and the United States with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Dean of Faculty, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee, Africana Studies Department, and Days-Massolo Center, and is free and open to the public.