Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Writers Dialogue with Cristina García and Dariel Suarez

, Room 103

This intimate, seminar-style discussion with authors Cristina García and Dariel Suarez will present an opportunity for students to learn more about the writers’ inspirations, influences, and methods. Lunch will be provided. 

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Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, theRead More

Writing For A Broken World: An Evening with Cristina García and Dariel Suarez

, Room 305

Contemporary novelists Cristina García and Dariel Suarez use fiction to capture what life after the Cuban Revolution has meant for both Cubans on the island and Cuban-Americans. With great pathos, humor, and anguish, their unforgettable characters show us what’s at stake for individuals in the love and loss of nation, the love and loss of each other, and the painRead More

Heather Lee-“Acquired Taste: Chinese Restaurants and the Business of Becoming Citizens”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and Department of History
, 106

Today there are more Chinese restaurants than the combined total of McDonald’s, Burger King’s, Wendy’s and KFC chains. This talk tells the story of Chinese restaurants in the United States through immigration and labor history. The industry emerged directly from Chinese Exclusion (1882-1943), a body of U.S. immigration laws barring new migrants and preventing those already in the countryRead More

Beloved Kin and Memory Lands: Panel Discussion

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201

This panel explores ways at Brown that we can live up to our responsibilities to this land and its people. Comments from Brown University faculty, staff, and students:

  • Lorén Spears, Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum and Adjunct Lecturer, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and
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Beloved Kin and Memory Lands: Keynote Presentations by Christine M. DeLucia and Lisa Brooks

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201

Noted historians, both separately and in conversation, will offer a scholarly reconsideration of histories of King Philip’s War. Christine M. DeLucia is Associate Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College and author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. Lisa Brooks is Professor of English andRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, “A Tenuous Hold, Or Black Feminist Meditations on the Black Masculine”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Associate Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“A Tenuous Hold, Or Black Feminist Meditations on the Black Masculine”
In general, black people are vulnerable to demise or disappearanceRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Anthony Bogues, “Black Critique: Race, Freedom and Capitalism”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory and Director of the Center of the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.

“Black Critique: Race, Freedom & Capitalism”
There is currently aRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Lisa Biggs, “Black Women, Prisoner Art, and Transformation”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Lisa Biggs, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University.

“Black Women, Prisoner Art, and Transformation”
Though largely overlooked in dominant discourses about mass incarceration,Read More

Policing, Warfare, Incarceration: A History of Urban Violence

Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, History, CSREA and CSSJ
, Stephen Robert Hall 101

Please join Harvard Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Elizabeth Hinton, for her lecture, Policing, Warfare, Incarceration: ARead 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

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