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VIRTUAL EVENT: Boundaries of love: Black-White couples in Brazil and the United States

27 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Dr Chinyere Osuji will challenge the naïveté that interracial couples and their children provide an antidote to racism and erase racial boundaries.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Jenny Woodman

To register, email Jenny Woodman at least two days before the event to receive detailed joining instructions.

In this interactive webinar, Dr Chinyere Osuji from Rutgers University-Camden will illuminate how marriage and the family are central institutions for the reproduction of race while also challenging white supremacy. 

This webinar includes a presentation, followed by a Q&A style discussion. 

TCRU seminar series

The Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) hosts a weekly seminar series, where invited speakers present work of relevance to the research interests of the unit.


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About the Speaker

Dr. Chinyere Osuji

Assistant Professor at Rutgers University-Camden

Dr. Chinyere Osuji is a writer, sociologist, and Assistant Professor. She is the author of Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race (2019, NYU Press) comparing the Black-White couples in Brazil and the United States.

A former fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies, her work has been recognized by the American Sociological Association (ASA), the Population Association of America (PAA), and the University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID).

She is writing a book on how African immigrants negotiate xenophobia and anti-blackness in the US nursing profession. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.