The Final Demographic Racial Transition: Africa & the African Disaspora

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Other, on-campus

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Race Relations, Sociology, and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and host of The History Detectives on PBS will give the 2018 Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture in the MultiCultural Center Theater on Tuesday, April 10. 

A reception will follow the talk.

The first demographic racial transition occurred toward the end of the fifteenth century, and such transitions continue to be a major driver of social change today. After providing an overview of demographic racial transitions over the past five hundred years, Dr. Zuberi will focus on the place of Africa and the African Diaspora in what appears to be the final such transition among human populations.

This event is presented by the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research and cosponsored by The Broom Center for Demography; Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor; Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy; Office of Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Protection; MultiCultural Center; UCSB Library; Department of Sociology; Division of Social Sciences; CLAS; Black Resource Committee; and Student Affairs Academic Initiatives. Special thanks to Dean Charles Hale, former Dean Leila Rupp, and Professor Edward Telles

For more information please contact Professor Howard Winant at or Diane Fujino, CBSR Director, at or 805-893-3914.