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Post-racial transmodernities: Afro-European relations, Mediterranean trajectories & intercultural reciprocities

8 September 2022

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CIVIS students & academics
8 September 2022

On 8 September 2022, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is organising a CIVIS international workshop entitled "Post-racial transmodernities: Afro-European Relations, Mediterranean Trajectories & Intercultural Reciprocities".

This international CIVIS research network configures the ways by which different histories of racism, xenophobia, and post-racism are challenged and transgressed by the dissemination and proliferation of decolonizing and creolizing discourses, aesthetics and politics that refuse to be accountable to the provincialism of nationalisms and ethnocentrisms. Scholars from African and European universities are meeting to examine the ongoing intercultural, trans-continental and trans-Mediterranean relations between Africa and Europe and engage the recently developing Afropean discourses, aesthetics and politics that result from the sprawling and growth of communities of African and Afro-European descent across the northern and southern territories of the European continent and are interrelated with different places and temporalities in Africa.

Practical details

The event is hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. It will be held at the Athens Historical Museum (Plaka) on 8 September 2022 from 10:00 to 18:00 EET / 11:00 to 19:00 CET.

The event is open by invitation and to students from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, including Erasmus students. 

Interested students should contact the coordinator of the event, Professor Karavanta (


  • Danai Mupotsa, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Saliou Dione, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal
  • Fathi Bourmeche, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Astrid Franke, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Stephen Forcer, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Raluca Bibiri, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Pierluigi Cervelli, University of Rome, Italy
  • Mina Karavanta, Stamatina Dimakopoulou, Angelos Evangelou, and doctoral students, Elpida Ziavra, Georgia Mandelou and Nikos Stratigakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece

Guest speakers

  • Joan Anim-Addo, Emeritus Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture in the English and Creative Writing Department at Goldsmiths, University of London Stephanos Stephanides, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cyprus Yasmine Benabdallah, University of California, Santa Cruz


  • Mina Karavanta, NKUA
  • Stamatina Dimakopoulou, NKUA

Organizing Committee

  • Mina Karavanta
  • Stamatina Dimakopoulou
  • Elpida Ziavra
  • Georgia Mandelou
  • Nikos Stratigakis