JMintheUS Webinar: Legislating Anti-Racism in the EU and the US

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The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence would like to share this upcoming webinar organized by the University of Florida . This event is part of the Jean Monnet in the US series, bringing together the network of EU-funded Universities in the US. #JMintheUS

Join the UF Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (JMCE) for a forum that will discuss anti-racism legislation in the EU and efforts to create a “union of equality.” The forum seeks to bring together academics, practitioners, and the community to discuss the EU’s efforts to promote anti-discrimination, the success and the challenges of the EU Anti-Racism Plan 2020-2025, and how the EU and US can work together to tackle this pressing, systemic issue.

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ImageSharon Austin
Professor, Political Science
University of Florida

Sharon Wright Austin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on African-American women’s political behavior, African-American mayoral elections, rural African-American political activism, and African-American political behavior. She is the author of Race, Power, and Political Emergence in Memphis (Garland 2000); The Transformation of Plantation Politics in the Mississippi Delta: Black Politics, Concentrated Poverty, and Social Capital in the Mississippi Delta (State University of New York Press 2006); and The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America (State University of New York Press 2018). She has also published articles in the National Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, the Journal of Black Studies, and Politics and Policy, as well as several book chapters.

ImageSilvia Rodríguez Maeso
Principal Researcher
Centre for Social Studies
University of Coimbra

Silvia holds a PhD in Political Sociology. She is Principal Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and vice-coordinator of the Thematic Line "Democracy, Justice and Human Rights". She lectures in the PhD Programmes: "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" and "Sociology of the State, Law and Justice". She is currently coordinating the research project POLITICS - "The politics of anti-racism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles" (European Research Council, 2017-2022). Silvia has developed her research and teaching activities in postgraduate courses in the areas of critical race studies, anti-racism and decolonial thinking. She is currently developing research on race, police violence and security public policies in European and Latin-American urban contexts, focusing on antiblack racism and antigypsysim.

ImageKaren Taylor
European Network Against Racism

Karen Taylor is the Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and policy and advocacy director at Each One Teach One based in Germany. In addition, Karen Taylor is a member of the coordination group for the implementation of the "UN-Decade for people of African descent" in Germany.


This event is organized by The University of Florida | Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Co-Sponsored by: The Jean Monnet in the United States Network