October 8, 12.30pm EST/5.30 GMT: NYU's Dr. Kimberly DaCosta, author of Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007) will be in conversation with NYU's Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey to discuss the theme of "#CleopatraFinnegan: re/discovering the Afro-Celtic in Us". Dr. DaCosta is a sociologist with a special interest in the intersections of Black and Irish identity. The Consul General of Ireland for New York, Mr. Ciarán Madden, will open the event with some brief remarks.
Before coming to NYU, Professor DaCosta taught in African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University. Professor DaCosta’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Advertising Educational Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She teaches courses on race in different societies, families, and consumerism in an international perspective. Professor DaCosta is an Associate Faculty member in the NYU Department of Sociology and also serves as Associate Dean of Students at the Gallatin School. Professor DaCosta is an Associate Professor in the Gallatin School and an Associate Faculty member in the NYU Department of Sociology. She recently served as Acting Director of the NYU Prison Education Program.
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Find out more about our research initiatives in this vein here: https://as.nyu.edu/irelandhouse/academic-initiatives/black--brown-and-green-voices.html
Presented in collaboration with NYU DC Dialogues, NYPL Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, African American Irish Diaspora Network and the Consulate General of Ireland for New York.