Expanding Notions of Blackness, Tools for a Better Pedagogy
Global Education Colloquium
January 19, 2016
Evelyn Laurent-Perrault, Bryn Mawr College
About the Speaker
Dr. Evelyn Laurent-Perrault was born and raised in Venezuela with Haitian and Venezuelan parents, has lived and traveled throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
She completed her Ph.D. in history at New York University, and has been awarded several scholarships and fellowships, including the Ford Dissertation Writing and a Margaret Brown Fellowship, for her research. Her dissertation titled “Black Honor, Intellectual Marronage, and the Law in Venezuela, 1760-1809,” explores Afro-descendants’ intellectual contributions to the political debates, during the dawn of the Age of Revolutions. She also has a Licenciatura degree in Biology, from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Dr. Laurent-Perrault has been awarded several. She is founder of the Annual Arturo Schomburg Symposium that takes place at Taller Puertorriqueño, in Philadelphia, and she is the co-founder of ENCUENTRO, an initiative that seeks to promote a global Afro-Diasporic dialogue. Dr. Laurent-Perrault serves on the board of ASWAD, the Association of the World Wide Studies of the African Diaspora.