Modern European History Collective panel: "White Supremacy in Europe in Historical Perspective", May 4th

Jean Beaman Discussion

Modern European History Collective (MEHC)

 “White Supremacy in Europe in Historical Perspective: A Roundtable”

Tuesday, May 4th at 11am PST/2pm EST 

featuring panelists

 Jean Beaman (Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara)

 Tiffany Florvil (Associate Professor, University of New Mexico)

Susanna Lim (Associate Professor, University of Oregon)

 with moderator Nimisha Barton (Visiting Researcher, University of California, Irvine)

Join us on Tuesday, May 4th for a lively 1-hour conversation and Q&A about white supremacy in Europe. Panelists will discuss the roots of white supremacy as well as what factors have led to the rise of white nationalist movements in today’s Europe. How is white supremacy connected to anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, and xenophobia? How might scholarly examinations of white supremacy expand our understanding of the role of race, racism, and white identity in contemporary Europe? And why the reticence to name white supremacy in a European context as compared to an American one? Zoom link:


Florvil is Tiffany N. Florvil is an Associate Professor of 20th-century European Women’s and Gender History at the University of New Mexico. Her recent book, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement, with the University of Illinois Press, offers the first full-length study of the history of the Black German movement of the 1980s to the 2000s.

Jean Beaman is Associate Professor of Sociology, with affiliations with Political Science, Feminist Studies, Global Studies, and the Center for Black Studies Research, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is author of Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press, 2017),

Susanna Lim is an associate professor at the University of Oregon. Her book, China and Japan in the Russian Imagination, examines early 20th century Russian orientalism in relation to East Asia.

Nimisha Barton is a Visiting Scholar at UC Irvine and an Equity and Inclusion Consultant in higher education. Her book, Reproductive Citizens: Gender, Immigration, and the State in Modern France, 1880-1945, published with Cornell University Press, recently received Honorable Mention for the Society of French Historical Studies’ David H. Pinkney Prize.