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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Faculty-Led: Black Paris in Paris

Paris, France
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Program Description

How does Black Paris, as the lived experience of today marginalized immigrants, as a site of the production of a certain understanding of blackness, contribute to our understanding of the global black condition? Within a French context, how does the historical representation of blackness, from slavery to the contemporary moment by way of colonization, inform the current black experience? Paris represented a space of freedom and artistic glory that African American writers, soldiers and artists were denied back home. However, for those caught in poor suburbs, calls to mind images of riots, dilapidated schools, the Black America has come to embody the new land of hope. Rap music and hip-hop, elements of transnational black imagination that sometimes speaks the language of the Black Lives Matter movement, are the soundtrack of this new Black Paris. This course captures, through readings and film enhanced with a visit of Black Paris, the promise and the challenges of Black Paris.



FR 247 Black Paris

Program Contacts

Cilas Kemedjio
Professor of French
Director for the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
(585) 273-5346



Scholarships for UR Faculty Education Abroad Programs
UR Scholarships
University of Rochester students may be eligible to receive a scholarship for this Program. Read the Scholarships document in your Learning Content for details.
Other scholarships
There are many scholarships and funding sources, both need and merit-based, for education abroad, and we encourage you to apply.  Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
Do not wait until the last minute to research what you may be eligible for, as scholarships are competitive, and will not be awarded for poorly-written applications. Scholarships for short-term and summer programs, and for international students, are limited, so it’s especially important to begin looking for scholarships sooner, rather than later.  
Applications may require a copy of your official transcript, essays or personal statement, letters of recommendation, and financial aid information.
Note that RIG and Discover funding may be applicable to education abroad.

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