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  • Prisca Gayles
  • Works-in-Progress Series: Prisca Gayles
  • "Mechanisms of Racialization in a 'Raceless' but White Nation"
  • February 17, 2023
  • 12:30 - 2 pm, Zoom
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  • Please join us for Dr. Prisca Gayles's works-in-progress presentation and workshop hosted by Insurgent Intersections: Combating Global Anti-Blackness. Dr. Gayles will present her work "Mechanisms of Racialization in a 'Raceless' but White Nation" for feedback, questions, and open dialogue. Please register in advance to receive a PDF of the paper. This event is part of the Spring 2023 works-in-progress series centered on the theme "The Mechanisms of Global Anti-Blackness".


  • Bio:

    Prisca Gayles is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Gayles investigates the role of emotions in transnational Black social movements and the diverse ways that blackness is politicized across the African diaspora and used as a tool to demand racial justice in spaces of black invisibility. Her current book project, Pain into Purpose: Mobilizing Emotions in Argentina’s Movimiento Negro is an ethnography of how emotions permeate the macro- and micro- politics of Argentina’s Black social movement. This research has been funded by the Tinker Foundation, The U.S. Fulbright Program, a Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowship at Williams College, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Currently, her work can be found in The Black Social Economy in the Americas (Palgrave MacMillan 2018), Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability (University of Pittsburgh 2022), and various academic journals.

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