Do Black Lives Matter in Russia? Historical Perspectives & Contemporary Realities
Understanding the current media and public response in Russia to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement requires a historical perspective on constructions of race, blackness, and Otherness in Russia. In this two-part panel, we hope to facilitate conversations about the history of racial discourse and policy in Russia (including constructions of blackness), and the experiences of people of color in the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, that will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students. With support from the Russian and East European Institute and the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies.