Dr. Robin Mitchell
We are excited to announce that our guest speaker for the virtual History Commencement 2021 ceremony is Dr. Robin Mitchell (Ph.D. '10)! Dr. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of History at the California State University Channel Islands (CI). She received her master’s degree in Late Modern European History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her doctorate in Late Modern European History from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her dissertation investigated the correlation between representations of black women in France and the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution. In addition to numerous published journal articles, Professor Mitchell’s first book, entitled VÉNUS NOIRE: Black Women & Colonial Fantasies in 19th-Century France was published with University of Georgia Press in January of 2020. It was named by the African American Intellectual History Society as one of "The Best Black History Books of 2020."
The History Department's Virtual Commencement ceremony will be virtual and pre-recorded this year. The ceremony will go live on May 18th, 2021 @ 12pm PST. Please follow our Commencement Page for the most up to date info on History Commencement 2021. We cannot wait to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021, and we're pleased that Dr. Mitchell will be a part of this ceremony.