Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Seminar with Gary Okihiro

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

Please join us on Friday, November 11 at 9:30 - 11:00am for an informal seminar with Gary Okihiro, professor of international and public affairs and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. The discussion will center on Professor Okihiro's recently published book, Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation (2016).

RSVP: [email protected]. Refreshments will be served.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Rolland Murray, "Not Being and Blackness: Percival Everett and the Incorporation of Black Culture"

CSREA Conference Room, Lippitt House, Room 101

Please join us on Tuesday, November 1, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English at Brown University. His talk is titled, "Not Being and Blackness: Percival Everett and the Incorporation of Black Culture."

Rashad Shabazz, "Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago" [VIDEO]

MacMillan Hall, Room 117 (Starr Auditorium)

This talk will explore how carceral power and the techniques of containment were woven into the quotidian geographies of poor and working class Black people on Chicago's South Side. Through and examination of housing, policing, and the production of masculinity, this talk demonstrates how the explosion of Black incarceration rates in the latter 20th century were enabled by the geography of incarceration at the beginning of the century. 

Book signing and light reception to follow. Free and open to the public. 

Cosponsored by the Urban Studies Program.

Moon-Kie Jung, "The U.S. Empire-State and the Strange Career of Dred Scott"

This talk proposes to reconceptualize the United States as an empire-state, drawing evidence from constitutional law of the long nineteenth century. Descriptively more apt, the approach provides a firmer basis for understanding the United States as a racial state and a framework for analyzing the different but linked histories of racial subjection, including those of Asians/Asian Americans, Blacks, Latina/os, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

How Structural Racism Works: Industrialized Punishment

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium

Please join us on Thursday, October 13, at 6:00 pm in the Granoff Center's Martinos Auditorium for the next How Structural Racism Works lecture, "Industrialized Punishment," presented by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, director, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and professor of geography in earth and environmental sciences, City University of New York.