Museums, Race and Reparative Justice: Reckoning with Africana Ancestral Entities

Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) for a symposium with Kris Manjapra, CLEAR Faculty Fellow, and an international group of experts in discussion about the cultural mobilizations, institutional shifts, legal battles and reparative futures resulting from the “call” of ancestral entities held by museums. 

April 12, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST | 40 Dockser Hall

Kris Manjapra

Hundreds of thousands of bioartifacts, obtained through the exercise of racial and colonial rule, and then stored according to racial, eugenic, colonial and patriarchal ontologies of life, are amassed in museums and scientific institutions across the West.

Kris Manjapra
Stearns Trustee Professor of History and Global Studies, Northeastern University

Samwel Nangiri
Masai Leader and Director, Human Rights Defenders, Tanzania

Rachel Watkins
Professor and Chair, Anthropology, American University

Laura Van Broekhoven
Director, Pitt Rivers Museum, Professor of Museum Studies, Ethics and Material Culture

Tanya Marsh
Professor of Law, Senior Associate Dean, Wake Forest University

Michael Blakey
NEH Professor of Anthropology, Africana Studies, and American Studies, William & Mary

Leslie Rankin-Hill
Professor Emerita, The University of Oklahoma

Larissa Foerster
Head, Dept. of Cultural Goods from Colonial Contexts, German Lost Art Foundation

Paul Wolf Mitchell
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Amsterdam

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