The Council on Middle East Studies Colloquium presents
Leslie Gross Wyrtzen, Yale University.
“Bordering Blackness: Race, Migration, and the Political Economy of Difference in the Mediterranean.”
Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen is a lecturer in African Studies and Middle East Studies. A political geographer, her work focuses on the relationships between borders, race, and political economy between Africa and Europe. Her first book project Bordering Blackness: Race, Migration and the Political Economy of Violence in Morocco was funded by the National Science Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, AIMS, and fellowships at Yale. She has published or forthcoming articles in Society and Space, The Journal for North African Studies, ACME: A Journal of Critical Geography, and Geoforum. She is a member of the Doctors within Borders research group (Glasgow University and Lancaster University) and the Carceral Geographies working group of the RGS-IBG.
The event will take place both in person (open only to Yale Affiliated) and online (open to all).