Nov 25, 2016
The 2016 American Studies Institute “Why Black Lives Matter: Race and Politics in the U.S.” invited 12 German scholars (with subject areas ranging from American Studies to Political Sciences) to the San Francisco State University and examined those categories of discourse and policy under particular stress, both in the U.S. and Europe: immigration and race.
The institute approached the topics of immigration and racial politics from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, both historical and contemporary in their focus. The current "Black Lives Matter" movement was linked to the histories of slavery, Civil Rights, police brutality, and protest movements as well as Latina/o politics and culture in California.
"The program provided exceptional opportunities for ‘networking’ not only among fellow scholars from similar fields, but also across disciplines and continents."
(Participant’s feedback on the American Studies Institute 2016)