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CANCELED: [STS Lunch Seminar] Sharing Genetic Cameroonian Ancestry, Building Utopia

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event is canceled. For more details, please visit

Mar 13, 2020, 12 – 1:15pm EDT

Victoria Massie
Politics of Kinship Mellon Sawyer Seminar, Tufts University

This talk will discuss genetic ancestry reconnection programs in Cameroon and how these programs enable Cameroonians to recoup African Americans as kin to build a utopic future in Cameroon, untethered to histories of colonial predation and neocolonial extraction that define everyday life.

Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
City: Somerville, MA 02144
BuildingSophia Gordon Hall
Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
Location Details: Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room
Event Type: Academics, Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences, University-wide
Event Sponsor: Science, Technology, and Society Program; Department of Biology; and Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
Open to Public: Yes