Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation: D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D.

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us for a HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D., Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence, Comparative Media Studies Program and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This informal discussion presents an opportunity to learn more about Dr. Harrell's research and experiences, and talk about challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) in STEM fields.

David Roediger, "Whiteness in the Time of Trump"

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

The election of Donald Trump incontrovertibly rested on his support among white voters, including white female voters. Many commentators have more specifically argued that the rightward motion of the "white working class" in and beyond the U.S. holds the key to pushing the far right to electoral majorities and to swagger in committing racist attacks. David Roediger's longstanding work on the critical study of whiteness in U.S. history positions him to address the extent to which Trump represents a new departure or a logical result of long processes.

Laura Briggs, "How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics" [VIDEO]

Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence RI 02912

Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline. Briggs brilliantly outlines how politicians’ racist accounts of reproduction—stories of Black “welfare queens” and Latina “breeding machines"—were the leading wedge in the government and business disinvestment in families.

Building Health Equity in an Unequal World: Practitioners Roundtable

School of Public Health, Room 375, 121 S. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

"Practitioners Sharing Strategies for Health Equity" is a roundtable discussion with presentations by: Linda Goler Blount, Black Women’s Health Imperative president and CEO; Karen Hartfield, Lecturer in the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, and the administrator for the HIV/S

What I Am Thinking About Now: Laura López-Sanders: "From 'God Sent' to 'God Damned': Nativist Shocks and their Influence on Race Relations in New Immigrant Destinations"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI

Please join us on Thursday, November 16, at 12pm-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Laura López-Sanders, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her talk is titled, "From 'God Sent' to 'God Damned': Nativist Shocks and their Influence on Race Relations in New Immigrant Destinations."

HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation: Gilda Barabino

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us for a HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with Gilda Barabino, Ph.D., Dean and Frances H. Berg Professor at the City College of New York; President, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. This informal discussion presents an opportunity to learn more about Dr. Barabino's research and experiences, and talk about challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) in STEM fields.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Stéphanie Larrieux, "The Future is Now: What Science Fiction Film Reveals About Ourselves"

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

Please join us on Tuesday, November 7, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by CSREA Associate Director Stéphanie Larrieux, (Ph.D. American Studies, Brown ’08) entitled “The Future is Now: What Science Fiction Film Reveals About Ourselves.”

Meet & Greet with Sci-Fi Author Samuel Delany

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

You are cordially invited to a special "Meet & Greet" breakfast event with critically acclaimed and award winning science fiction writer and critic, Samuel R. Delany. Renown for his imaginative world building and critical insight, Delany's works address race, sexuality, and social issues, as well as perception, language, and the complexities of the human experience.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Colin Channer, “Wheel and come again: poems from a second collection—perhaps"

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

Please join us on Wednesday, October 25, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Colin Channer, Assistant Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, titled "Wheel and come again: poems from a second collection—perhaps."

Jennifer Ho, “Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture”

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium)

Jennifer Ho will discuss concepts relating to the ambiguity of race—the ways in which our understanding of racial categories exceeds the boundaries society places around them, particularly by looking at Asian Americans who cannot be neatly typed into boxes: those who are multiracial, transracial adoptees, and existing as an Asian body at a time when race is often talked about in black and white terms.

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