Congratulations to Helga Thorson (University of Victoria) for joining the WiG leadership team as WiG’s newly elected VP/P! Helga will be working alongside Elizabeth Bridges (Rhodes College), who will take over as the organization’s president in October 2018.
Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany, May 23-25, 2018. The conference is co-organized by an international team of WiG members that includes BGHRA president Rosemarie Peña, emeritus professor Sara Lennox, doctoral candidate Karina Griffith, and associate professor of German and cinema studies Angelica Fenner. It will feature two cultural evenings, two keynotes by respectively Dr. Fatima. El-Tayeb and Noah Sow, and a variety of scholarly panels on the topic of Black German history and cultural production.