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Communities in Transit
February 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dr. Camilla Hawthorne, assistant professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz, will hold a public event to present her research on new forms of activism and political citizenship of Black Italians. In her project, she examines the ways in which the Italian-born children of African immigrants have mobilized for a reform of Italian citizenship law in the context of the Eurozone economic crisis and the southern European refugee emergency.
Dr. Hawthorne is a critical human geographer and interdisciplinary social scientist broadly interested in the racial politics of migration and citizenship, inequality, social movements, and Black geographies. Her work sits at the intersection of critical public policy studies, diaspora theory, Black European studies, and postcolonial/feminist science and technology studies. She currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz, is the principal faculty member in UCSC’s Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program, and an affiliate of the Science & Justice Research Center and the Legal Studies Program. Her teaching focuses on race, immigration and citizenship, political economy, space and inequality, and social theory. Dr. Hawthorne continue to collaborate with activist collectives in the United States and Europe working at the intersection of anti-Blackness and xenophobia.
Funding for this event is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.