Chelsi West Ohueri, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, and SAR’s 2021 Weatherhead fellow.
In a moment of intense worldwide racial reckoning, Ohueri’s research underscores the need for understanding race and race-making in a global context. Consciously refusing to import US-centric frameworks into an examination of race in Albania, she queries what a study of racial belonging there can reveal about the worldwide reverberations of race. Her work illustrates how Albania’s unique history of isolation, trauma, and national narratives of belonging have shaped racial logics of whiteness, blackness, otherness, and Europeanness. During her talk, Ohueri will demonstrate how her methodological and theoretical frameworks are shaped by anthropology, area studies, ethnic and racial studies, and ethnographic storytelling.
This event is part of the 2021 fall scholar colloquia series.
Each year, incoming resident scholars introduce their work to the SAR community through a presentation and Q&A. This year’s talks are hosted online and continue to be free and open to the public. Registration is required.
See the full series here.