Black France, White Europe: Youth, Race, and Belonging in the Postwar Era illuminates the deeply entangled history of European integration and African decolonization. Dr. Emily Marker, Assistant Professor of History, maps the horizons of belonging in postwar France as leaders contemplated the inclusion of France’s old African empire in the new Europe-in-the-making. Marker examines these processes through the lens of youth, amid a surprising array of youth and education initiatives to stimulate imperial renewal and European integration from the ground up. She explores how education reforms and programs promoting solidarity between French and African youth collided with transnational efforts to make young people in Western Europe feel more European.

This free event takes place on Thursday, February 16, at 12:45 p.m. in the Artis Building, Room 101. Registration to attend via Zoom is required.