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GWS 244: Black Women in Europe: Start


This guide is intended to support your research for your course. Use the resources on the tabs above to explore various places to search. Since the course is interdisciplinary, you'll find many suggestions for various areas of study to explore.

  • Don't hesitate to ask if you've got questions! Send me an email - I enjoy helping you solve any research problems you have. We can work via email or set up a virtual or in person time to chat.
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Interdisciplinary Mindset

The topics you are covering for this course are broad, varied, and interrelated. As per your course description, topics include the following: immigration, race, class, gender, misogynoir, post-colonialism, Afro-feminism, Blackness in the French, Italian and Belgium national narratives; media representations; social media; forms of engagement in Black communities.

Lot of disciplines explore these topics through various lenses! In addition to the resources on this page, browse some of the guides below - depending on your topic - to discover additional resources:


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