Dr. Jean Rahier returned from A Three Week Trip to Belgium and France

Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, the Director of AADS, came back from a three week-trip to Belgium and France. While in Belgium, he conducted archival research for his project on Sex, Race, and Power in the Belgian Congo. While in France, he participated in the following events, making presentations or giving lectures:

•From March 11 through March 14: Dr. Rahier conducted research work in colonial archives on the Belgian Congo in Brussels, Belgium.

•On March 15, 2013, Dr. Rahier participated in the symposium "L'Atlantique Multiracial: Discours, Politiques et Dénis" (The Multiracial Atlantic: Discourses, Politics, and Denials) The title of his presentation was "Les mouvements sociaux noirs en Amérique Latine: de l'idéologie du métissage (mestizaje) monoculturel au multiculturalisme." (Black Social Movements in Latin America: From Multicultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism)

•On March 18, 2013, he participated in the seminar "Anthropologie des sociétés post-esclavagistes. Études comparées à partir de la Caraïbe et des Amériques Noires. Figures de la soumission et de la subversion" (Anthropology of post-slave societies. Comparative studies from the Caribbean and black Americas. Figures of submission and subversion), at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). That seminar was led by Anne-Marie Losonczy and Odille Hoffman. On 03/18, the exponents were Christine Chivallon and Gérard Collomb, on the theme "Traitement muséographique de la soumission et des résistances à l’esclavage." (Museographic treatment of submission and resistance to slavery).

•On March 21, 2013: Dr. Rahier was at the Université de Paris-Diderot to lead a MA course on Migrations and Inter-Ethnic/Inter-Racial Relations. His session included a formal presentation (which was in fact a simplified version of the next bullet point) entitled "Pouvoir colonial et sexe inter-racial au Congo belge: Mémoire cachée de pratiques répandues" (Colonial power and inter-racial sex in the Belgian Congo: Hidden memory of widespread practices)

•On March 25, 2013: Magistral lecture at the Unité de Recherches "Migrations et Sociétés" (URMIS). The title of Dr. Rahier’s lecture was: "Pouvoir colonial et sexe inter-racial au Congo belge: Mémoire cachée de pratiques répandues" (Colonial power and inter-racial sex in the Belgian Congo: Hidden memory of widespread practices)

•On March 28, 2013: Dr. Rahier was the seminar leader at the CIRESC (a unit of the CNRS [Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique]). Title of seminar: "Le Monde atlantique esclavagiste et post-esclavagiste : approches biographiques et généalogiques" (The Atlantic World slavery and post-slavery: biographical and genealogical approaches). Title of his presentation was: "Identités noires, idéologies du métissage, et identités nationales avant et après le tournant multiculturel en Amérique Latine" (Black Identities, Ideology of Mestizaje, and National Identities Before and After the Latin American Multicultural Turn).