Feb 8 2013

Dr. Deborah Thomas’ Lecture

February 8, 2013

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


601 S. Morgan St.


Chicago, Il.

"Political Anthropology, Africana Studies, and the Mapping of Alternative Sovereignties"

A Talk by Deborah Thomas (Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)

Dr. Deborah Thomas is the author of Modern Blackness: Nationalism Globalization, and The Politics of Culture in Jamaica (2004), Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica (2011) and co-editor of the volume Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness (2006). Professor Thomas is also producer and co-director of the documentary Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens (2011). Focusing much of her work on the modern Caribbean, her interdisciplinary research interests include globalization, transnationalism, and diaspora, violence and the transformation of space; and cultural politics, performance and popular culture. Prior to her life as an academic, Thomas was a professional dancer with the New York-based Urban Bush Women, a company that is committed to using art as a means of addressing issues of social justice.

*There is a reception to follow.



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018