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Speaker: Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor, French and Africana Studies, Connecticut College

Historically, the French Republic has not recognized race or gender, leaving specific identity markers out of political and public discourse. However, the current tension between blackness and Republican color-blindness brings to fore race as a social, political and historical marker. This presentation explores the ways in which blackness reveals a crisis of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

The MIT Global France Seminar aims to bring together MIT faculty, instructors, and graduate students from across disciplines interested in the study of French and francophone cultures around the world. The seminar series is free and open to the public.

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