Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


SPRC Short Takes: Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question

by Bénédicte Boisseron

Afro Dog

27 May 2020

One of the most amazing publications of the last few years in the broad field of Black Studies and African American Studies has been Bénédicte Boisseron’s book Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question, published by Columbia University Press. In the second of our Short Takes series, Boisseron joins us now to talk about Afro-Dog, and to discuss the places where the study of racism and racialisation intersect with Animal Studies, and why that connection is important for both areas of specialisation in the Humanities.

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SpeakerBénédicte Boisseron, Associate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, University of Michigan
ImageAfro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question (Columbia University Press, 2018)
Producer and EditorKaissa Karhu

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