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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


April 13, 2011
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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