Ryan Skinner


On June 9, fifteen people gathered for a workshop at the Engelska Parken campus to address and discuss modern Afro-Swedish history and identity formation.


Featured speakers included Madubuko Diakité (Lund University), Victoria Kawesa (Södertorns Högskola), Kitimbwa Sabuni (Afrosvenskarnas Riksförbund), Maureen Hoppers (CinemAfrica), and Araia Ghirmai Sebhatu (Black Coffee), along with researchers Sten Hagberg (Forum for Africa Studies, Uppsala University) and Ryan Skinner (Uppsala University, the Ohio State University).


Presentations covered the past fifty years of an African and Afro-diasporic presence in Sweden and addressed such topics as state-subject relations, movement and migration between Africa and Sweden, identity politics, anti-black racism, cultural expression and activism, and new social movements in an Afro-Swedish contemporary.