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The Métis of Senegal: Race, Class, and Urban Life in Colonial West Africa

Posted Sep. 4, 2012

Lecture by Assistant Professor Hilary Jones

October 25th at 7:00PM

Lecture Hall in Oscar Ritchie Hall

Hilary JonesHilary Jones is Assistant Professor of History, West Africa and Africa Diaspora, at University of Maryland, College park.  Her research interests include nineteenth century Africa, French colonialism, the francophone Atlantic, histories of power and politics and women, race and class. Her book, The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa will appear with Indiana University Press in October 2012.  Based on archival research and field work in Senegal and France, this study offers fresh insight into the making of mixed race identity and the role of urban elites in Senegal’s early political history.   Jones is the recipient of fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, The Center for African and Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan, Africana Studies at University of Notre Dame, and University of Maryland’s Graduate School.