Reversing the Gaze: African(ist) Perspectives on Europe and Beyond

Africanist Perspectives


Panel I: Migration
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Panel II: Civil Society/Human Rights 
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Panel III: Political Economy
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018


Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library 


The European “Migrant Crisis” has received significant media and academic attention since 2015 when over one million refugees arrived in Europe. During the same period, thousands of people died attempting to cross both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. These tumultuous events have largely been viewed from the perspective of Europe.  In this series, we want to “reverse our gaze” and provide a view of Europe from Africa with the help of Brandeis faculty experts, graduate students at the Heller school, and others by focusing on three key areas: Migration; Civil Society and Human Rights; and Political Economy/Trade/Cooperation/Climate Change.


 the Center for German and European Studies (CGES), the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis University Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Sankofa Community Conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Heller School), Center for Global Develpment and Sustainability (Heller School), International and Global Studies (IGS), Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict (Heller School), Brandeis University African Forum (BUAF), Brandeis African Student Organization (BASO)