Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

What Gwendolyn Purifoye is Thinking About Now

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting faculty and advanced students in the development of cutting-edge, collaborative intellectual work. The “What I Am Thinking About Now” series provides a collegial, productive workshop space for faculty and graduate students to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. Scholars test ideas and receive feedback from aRead More

What Ivan Ramos is Thinking About Now

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting faculty and advanced students in the development of cutting-edge, collaborative intellectual work. The “What I Am Thinking About Now” series provides a collegial, productive workshop space for faculty and graduate students to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. Scholars test ideas and receive feedback from aRead More

What Mary Beth Meehan is Thinking About Now

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting faculty and advanced students in the development of cutting-edge, collaborative intellectual work. The “What I Am Thinking About Now” series provides a collegial, productive workshop space for faculty and graduate students to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. Scholars test ideas and receive feedback from aRead More

What Sarah Williams is Thinking About Now

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting faculty and advanced students in the development of cutting-edge, collaborative intellectual work. The “What I Am Thinking About Now” series provides a collegial, productive workshop space for faculty and graduate students to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. Scholars test ideas and receive feedback from aRead More

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

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

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