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Mireya Loza, “Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

About the Book

In Defiant Braceros, Mireya Loza sheds new light on the private lives of migrant men who participated in the Bracero Program (1942–1964), a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers to enter this country on temporary workRead More

Centering Race in the Humanities: Legacies, Interruptions, Futures

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities

This roundtable event is designed to confront and respond to the ways in which humanities research and the institutional sites of the humanities (departments, centers, professional organizations, foundations), have historically failed to center race. For most of its history, humanities research in the modern west reinforced larger racial hierarchies andRead More

Maile Arvin, “Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai`i and Oceania”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

About the Book

From their earliest encounters with Indigenous Pacific Islanders, white Europeans and Americans asserted an identification with the racial origins of Polynesians, declaring them to be racially almost white and speculating that they were of Mediterranean or AryanRead More

Tara Fickle, “The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

About the Book

As Pokémon Go reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows of our cities, mapping the virtual onto lived realities, so too has gaming and game theory played a role in our contemporary understanding of race and racial formation in the United States. FromRead More

Richard Jean So, “Redlining Culture: A Data History of Racial Inequality and Postwar Fiction”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

About the Book

The canon of postwar American fiction has changed over the past few decades to include far more writers of color. It would appear that we are making progress—recovering marginalized voices and including those who were for far too long ignored. However, is thisRead More

Moya Bailey, “Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

About the Book

When Moya Bailey first coined the term “misogynoir,” she defined it as the ways anti-Black and misogynistic representation shape broader ideas about Black women, particularly in visual culture and digital spaces. She had no idea that the term would go viral, touchingRead More

The Future of Policing in America: A Third Rail Conversation with Connie Rice

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

This Third Rail dialogue tackles the complex, urgent and difficult subject of racism and policing. Connie Rice is a lawyer, author, and public intellectual of national renown for fighting systemic injustice with coalition lawsuits that have won over $10 billion in damages and policy changes that helped millions in poor neighborhoods. Rice’s advocacy has earned over 50 majorRead More

Critical Conversations: Anti-Asian Racism and Violence in America

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

This conversation explores the complexity of factors impacting Asian American communities, including the historical and recent contexts for anti-Asian racism and violence.

Presenters

The Killing of George Floyd: a Teach-In on Policing and Racial Justice

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Office of the Provost

Brown University faculty members will reflect on the impact of George Floyd’s death and the broader issues of policing, race, and social justice.

  • Jonathan E. Collins, Assistant Professor of Education
  • Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis
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Race & Anti-Black Racism

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Office of the Provost
, Zoom

Please join us for a panel discussion, Race & Anti-Black Racism in America on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 12 p.m. The discussion will feature:Read More

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