“The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France”,
Pap NDiaye in conversation with Professor Michael C. Dawson
11/10/2016 – 6:30PM Curtin Hall 209
A lecture by, and conversation with, Pap NDiaye, Author and Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Post-lecture discussion will be moderated by Michael Dawson (Professor, Political Science, Faculty Director, CSRPC)
Pap NDiaye is a historian, specializing in the social history of the United States with a focus on its minorities. He holds a doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) where he was a lecturer before being selected in 2012 as Professor at the Institut d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Ndiaye is a pioneer of “Black Studies” in French, and co-founded the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity in France (CAPDIV) with Patrick Loze. He is currently working on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century.
His publications include: Nylon and Bombs , DuPont and the March of Modern America , Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007; American Democracy in the Twentieth Century Towards Work with Jean Heffer and FranÃ§ois Weil, Belin, Paris, 2000 , 319 p.; The Black Condition, Paris, Calmann- LÃ©vy, 2008, 440 p. (and Folio Gallimard 2009) and Black Americans: Running for Equality, Study (Paperback) 2009,130p.
Michael C. Dawson, one of the nation’s leading experts on race and politics, was the founding director of the University’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and a principal investigator on several important studies of black politics. From 2000-04 Dawson and Lawrence Bobo conducted six public opinion studies on the racial divide in the United States, creating the richest data on this issue that exists. His research interests have included the development of quantitative models of African American political behavior and public opinion, the political effects of urban poverty and African American political ideology. Most recently he is the author of Not in Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics, which looks at political opinions among blacks in the last decade and contrasts them with white attitudes. His other books include Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies and Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics.
Organized by the UChicago France Chicago Center, with support from the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC), The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Chicago, Institute of Politics, University of Chicago French Club, Franke Institute for the Humanities, and Alliance Française de Chicago.