Belonging to Britain Focus of Nov. 5 Lecture Presented by Gallatin, NYU S Humanities Initiative

Media Advisory

Yale University Professor Hazel V. Carby will deliver a public lecture, “Belonging to Britain,” on Wed., Nov. 5, 5 p.m., at the Humanities Initiative at NYU (20 Cooper Square, Fifth Fl., between 5th and 6th Sts.). The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Faculty Distinguished Lecture Series. For more information, e-mail

Carby’s research focuses on detecting and probing discrepancies between the symbolic constructions of the black experience and the actual lives of African Americans. Among her books are Reconstructing Womanhood, Race Men, and Cultures in Babylon. She is currently working on Child of Empire: Racializing Subjects in Post-WWII Britain.

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