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Cristina Lombardi-Diop: “Spotless Italy: Advertising Culture and the Post-racial Imagination”
April 13, 2011 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
The Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium Series Presents:
Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Italian Studies, UC Berkeley
“Spotless Italy: Advertising Culture and the Post-racial Imagination“
Professor Lombardi-Diop has published on gender and Italian colonial literature, African-Italian autobiographies, and the African diaspora in Italy. Her in-progress book is on the memory of Italian colonialism in Italy’s postwar cultural history. The talk explores Italy as a post-racial society and focuses on when the idea of whiteness as a discursive formation infiltrates Italian popular and mass culture.
Cristina Lombardi-Diop is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at The American University of Rome and Visiting Professor of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley.
Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research