Internalized Colorism and Psychobiological Distress Among Black Americans (Hybrid event)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:00to13:00
Hybrid: in-person & via Zoom, 2001 Av. McGill College Room 1140, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1, CA

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Join our February Lunch&Learn event with Dr. Alexis Dennis, Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, whose research investigates how and why structural and social stratification processes generate inequalities in health and well-being. Dr. Dennis will speak on the historical and social processes that produce and perpetuate colorism and internalized colorism and their links to health and well-being outcomes among Black Americans.  

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Centre on Population Dynamics and the Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy at the School of Population and Global Health, McGill University. 


12:00 - 12:05 | Welcome and introductions

12:05 - 12:45 | Lecture session  

12:45 - 12:55 | Moderated Q&A session with Dr. Alexis Dennis 

12:55 - 13:00 | Closing and upcoming sessions 


This is a hybrid event. The online portion of the event will be held on Zoom, and the in-person portion will be held at 2001 Av. McGill College Room 1140 (11th floor), McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In-person capacity is limited. If you registered to attend in-person and can no longer join us, please notify us at cand3 [at] mcgill.ca.    

Keynote Speaker

Circular photo of speaker Alexis Dennis

Dr. Alexis Dennis is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University. Her research broadly investigates how and why structural and social stratification processes generate disparities in health and well-being.  She draws from theories related to race & ethnicity, medical sociology, mental health, social stratification, and the life course and employs empirical approaches drawn from sociology, demography, and psychology to examine the processes that give rise to health inequalities. Dr. Dennis often uses within-group analytical strategies to better understand how stratifying forces uniquely shape life chances and opportunities for health among specific racial/ethnic groups. Learn more


What are Lunch&Learn's?

The CAnD3 Lunch&Learn series is designed to introduce our Fellows, team members, and partners to emerging research on topics related to population dynamics and population aging. These modules will cover the Four CAnD3 Population Aging Axes: (1) family and social inclusion; (2) education, labour and inequality; (3) migration and ethnicity; and (4) wellbeing and autonomy.

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