[PAST EVENT] German Colonial Legacies

September 28, 2021
5pm - 6:30pm
portrait of Zoe Samudzu

Tuesday, September 28 at 5pm ET

Zoom: https://cwm.zoom.us/j/94128118504

Dr. Samudzi will speak about her research on German South West Africa (present-day Namibia), the Herero and Nama genocide, and the collection of human remains. She will also address current debates about museums as colonial institutions, the repatriation of remains, as well as ways of understanding repair and reparations.

Dr. Samudzi holds a PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research work engages German imperialism, European bioscience, and Black indigenous identity. She seeks to challenge genocide exceptionalism and understand imperial Germany's race war in Namibia as foundational to the subsequent Nazi race war and genocide in Europe. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the ACTIONS Program at UCSF, a Research Associate with the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender & Class (RGC) at the University of Johannesburg, and a research fellow with the Secrecy, Power, and Ignorance research Network (SPIN). She also writes about art criticism and politics for a range of outlets including The New Inquiry, Teen Vogue, and ROAR Magazine, and is the co-author of the book As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions of Liberation.

This event is open to all W&M-affiliated people—please feel free to forward this invitation to any students or colleagues who may be interested.