Colorism Across Global Lines


WHEN May 15-16, 2023
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

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 This global symposium on colorism brings together prominent scholars conducting research on the implications of skin color and its intersections with structural and systemic discrimination. This meeting addresses the impact of colorism – a subject often overlooked and centered around bi-racial identities within the U.S. American context – and its manifestations in different parts of the world such as Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Convened by
  • Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, NYU
  • Rogaia M. Abusharaf, Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University Qatar
  • Fatiah Touray, Executive Director of Inclusion and Equity, NYUAD
  • Sara Musaifer, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Science Division, NYUAD
  • Renee Blake, Associate Professor of Linguistics And Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU
  • Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYUAD and Global Network Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

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