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UCSB Africa Center Inaugural Lecture: Dr. Zoé Samudzi’s “Rewriting the Concentration Camp”
June 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
The UCSB Africa Center cordially invites you to a special guest lecture on June 4 by Dr. Zoé Samudzi on indigenous demands for restitution, long-contested histories of colonial dispossession and property ownership in the aftermath of the German genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia. Her talk will interrogate the trajectories of colonial ideology and practice from the scientific racism-inflected racial geographies and regimes of property ownership during German colonization and the still shrouded story of post-colonial western institutions’ imperial skull-collecting and refusal to adequately acknowledge the genocide.
For a copy of Dr. Samudzi’s paper, please email Claudia Ankrah (email@example.com) or Dr. Mhoze Chikowero (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Samudzi is a highly accomplished author and scholar. Her research interests include German colonialism, the Herero and Nama genocide and its afterlife, and the role of colonnial science in the production of indigenous/Black/African identity. She has published for a variety of critical publications, including Africa is Not a Country, New Life Quarterly and a monograph As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation. She earned her Ph.D. from UC San Francisco.
Zoom URL: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84107544681