Following in the Footsteps of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark
January 22, 2018 3:30 PM
212 University Club Building
School of Library & Information Studies, UW-Madison
While walking through a cemetery in Copenhagen in 2013, I noticed a name that seemed out of place. Hear about my discovery and the basis for my new book project about the transnational experiences of African Americans in Denmark.
I am a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison affiliated with the departments of Afro-American Studies, German, Nordic, and Slavic, and Gender & Women’s Studies. I received an American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowship and a Lois Roth Endowment grant to support this project. I was also a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Transnational American Studies. My first book is Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Image credit: Jazz musician Dexter Gordon riding his bicycle in Copenhagen by photographer Jørgen Bu.