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Black Paris (SUSPENDED)

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  • City: Paris
  • Term: Summer
  • Instruction in: English
  • Taught by a U-M faculty
  • Students interested in: Humanities

Black Paris is a unique, 6 credit program that highlights the African Diaspora in Paris. In the 4 credit course: Paris in Black and White, students will increase their understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and race through an exploration of the City of Lights impacted by the history of slavery, colonization, exile, and immigration. Students will be challenged to think across disciplinary boundaries while focusing on various representations of the French and English-speaking Black Diaspora in the French capital. Black Paris aims to not only increase our awareness of the history of the presence of people of Afro descent in Paris but also to make us revisit the concept of ‘Blackness’ from a global stand. Students also take a 2 credit course on Language and Culture in Paris, designed to provide students more breadth on Parisian and French culture and help students acclimate to daily life in Paris. The program is taught and led by Bénédicte Boisseron, U-M Associate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies.