Prof Gilroy will discuss the politics of race, nation and civilisation in contemporary Europe seen in the context of endless war as a postcolonial phenomenon.
The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.
Location: Arts Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester.
The Samuel Alexander Building is no. 67 on the Campus Map.
Paul Gilroy is the first holder of the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory. His intellectual background is multi-disciplinary and he has extensive interests in literature, art, music and cultural history as well as in social science. He is best known for his work on racism, nationalism and ethnicity and his original approach to the history of the African diaspora into the western hemisphere.
Some of Prof Gilroy's publications include: Darker than Blue: on the Moral Economies of Black Atlantic culture (2010), Postcolonial Melancholia (2006), After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? (2004), Between Camps: Nations, Cultures and the Allure of Race (2001), Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line (2000), The Black Atlantic (1993), Small Acts: Thoughts on the Politics of Black Cultures (1993).