FASS Distinguished Visiting Professor Kobena Mercer (Yale University) spoke with Carleton faculty and students about the tensions, characteristics and contradictions between World Studies and Diaspora Studies.

On October 5, Mercer delivered a lecture in Aboubakar Sanogo’s class on African Cinema from 9:30-11:30, followed by a lunch with grad students.  Later that evening, Mercer presented a keynote lecture at the National Gallery titled : “Black Diaspora Art Practices Since the 1980s: Critical Reflections on a Journey”.

On October 6, Mercer lead a workshop on the intersection of World Studies and Diaspora Studies in the MacOdrum Library’s Multimedia Lab.