Ethnic Communities in the Wizarding World
4:30 PM, Sunday 11 Aug 2019 CDT (1 hour)
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Occamy Room (D170/172)
In this session, panelists representing multiple ethnic backgrounds discuss the (mis)/representation of their communities within Harry Potter canon and imagine how culture would inform magic, and how magic would inform culture. Through this discussion, we will cross-examine the White, European, pseudo-Christian Wizarding culture of Harry Potter to answer questions like: what would be our culture’s predominant attitude towards magic? How might our rituals and traditions be modified by the use of magic? What kinds of superstitions and myths would wizarding members of our cultures have? Did canon get it right?
The Harry Potter Alliance
Research Team Lead
Black Girls Create
Co-Founder and Head of Community; Co-host #WizardTeam: A Harry Potter Podcast