To be Black in France, Black and French.

Thursday, Jan 30th, 2020

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Mame-Fatou Niang is an associate professor of French Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on race, immigration and national identity in contemporary France. She is the author of Identités Françaises (Brill, 2019), a book that interrogates notions of marginalization and national identity through an analysis of French banlieues. In 2015, she co-directed the documentary film, Mariannes Noires. The film explores the experiences of seven Afro-French women unearthing what it means to be Black in France, Black and French. Dr. Niang is also a photographer and the coauthor of a photo series on Black French Islam.