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Racism and Nationalism

Racism and Nationalism 

Thursday, July 23rd, 1pm EST

The Black Lives Matter movement has put structural racism at the center of political debate in the United States and beyond.  In the regions traditionally studied by the ASN - east-central Europe and the former Soviet Union - race has not recently been a central feature of debates over national identity. But it has a lingering presence. How should we understand the role of race in the politics of nationalist movements? How do racism and populism intersect? How do technological developments such as DNA ancestry tracing shape perceptions of national identity? In this event three experts  address these and other salient questions about the relationship between racism and nationalism. 

Debra Thompson (McGill U, Canada)
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon (U of Pennsylvania, USA)
Diego von Vacano Camara (Texas A&M U, USA).

Moderator: Peter Rutland (Wesleyan U, USA)

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