Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Austin Martin ’17

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead More

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Akua Naru in conversation with Tricia Rose

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead More

Conversations in Latinx Art: Firelei Baez and Adriana Zavala

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

With an introduction from Professor Leticia Alvarado (American Studies), this event brings together the director of the US Latinx Art Forum and Associate Professor at Tufts University, Adriana Zavala, and award-winning artist Firelei Báez to discuss race and gender in Latinx art with a focus on Baez’s interventions. The conversation will be organized through relational frameworks forRead More

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, “Decolonization in Settler Colonial Context: Challenging the ‘Logic of Elimination of the Native’”

, Joukowsky Forum

In hegemonic legal discourse, as well as dominant academic paradigms, discussions of decolonization most often take (former) franchise colonies as their point of reference. Postcolonial theory itself emerged from the study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, and how it endures after putative decolonization. But what sort of decolonization is possible in settler colonialRead More

‘Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City

CSREA, History and American Studies
, Joukowsky Forum

“'Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City" - a talk by Nathan D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History - Johns Hopkins University. This talk is part of Professor Self’s “Segregated: Structural Racism and the Shaping of American Cities” speaker series.Read More

“95 and 6 to Go” Screening and Filmmaker Q. and A.

, Room 120

In this moving portrait, filmmaker Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator while visiting her resilient Japanese-American grandfather in Hawai’i. A recent widower in his 90s, Grandpa Tom immerses himself in his daily routines until he shows unexpected interest in his granddaughter’s stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice both shrewd and surprising. Tom’s creative script revisionsRead More

Algorithmic Justice: Race, Bias, and Big Data

Data Science Initiative and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Data are not objective; algorithms have biases; machine learning doesn’t produce truth. These realities have uneven effects on people’s lives, often serving to reinforce existing systemic biases and social inequalities. At the same time, data can be used in the service of social justice, and taking control of the data produced about people and its use is more andRead More

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Amanda Boston, PhD ’18

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead More

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Bakari Kitwana

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead More

Ashley Farmer, “The Black Women Intellectuals and Activists Who Revolutionized Black Power”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

Ashley Farmer will share her research on women in the Black Panther Party. She will speak the multi-faceted roles that they played in the Party’s organizational and ideological development and to how they crafted the ideal of the “black revolutionary woman” in popular and political culture. This talk comes from Farmer’s book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women TransformedRead More

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