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The Racial Consequences of Mr Churchill

11 Feb 2021
Location: Online
Start time: 17:00
End time: 18:30

A critical re-assessment of Churchill's life and legacy in light of his views on empire and race.

Join Professor Priya Gopal in discussion with Professor Kehinde Andrews, Dr Madhusree Mukerjee and Dr Onyeka Nubia.

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Our Speakers

  Professor Priya Gopal holds a Chair in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Churchill College. Her primary interests are in colonial and postcolonial studies. Published work includes 'Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence' (Routledge, 2005), 'After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial Studies' (Special issue of New Formations co-edited with Neil Lazarus), 'The Indian English Novel: Nation, History and Narration' (Oxford University Press, 2009) and, most recently, 'Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent' (Verso, 2020).
  Professor Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University. His research focuses on resistance to racism and grassroots organisations. His latest book Black to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century was published in 2018. He also wrote Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement in 2013 and is editor of the Blackness in Britain book series with Zed Books. His next book, The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World will be published on February 4th 2021 by Penguin Allen Lane in the UK and Bold Type Books in the US. Kehinde has written opinions pieces for outlets including the Guardian, Independent, Washington Post and CNN.  Kehinde is founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity; and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.
    Dr Madhusree Mukerjee has authored two nonfiction books, including Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II (2010). She is a senior editor at Scientific American magazine and is working on a third book, an intimate profile of a struggle against destructive development.
    Dr Onyeka Nubia is a pioneering and internationally recognised historian, writer and presenter who is reinventing our perceptions of the Renaissance, British history, Black Studies and intersectionalism. Onyeka is the leading historian on the status and origins of Africans in pre-colonial England from antiquity to 1603. He has developed entirely new strands of British history which includes Africans in Ancient and Medieval England.