Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

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 Transformed anRead More

Richard Rothstein, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute will give a lecture on his recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate theRead More

Book Launch: Monica Muñoz Martinez, “The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas”

Featuring the author

Monica Muñoz Martinez, Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

With commentary from

Karl Jacoby, Allan Nevins Professor of American History, Columbia University
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race andRead More

Seeing Beyond the Veil: Race-ing Key Concepts in Political Theory (Day 2 of 2)

, Crystal Room

Download a complete conference program with agenda and speaker information.

How does work on race push us to reformulate or abandon established concepts in political theory? Participants in this conference draw on the archive of black political thought to make powerfulRead More

Seeing Beyond the Veil: Race-ing Key Concepts in Political Theory (Day 1 of 2)

Presented by the Department of Political Science, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.
, Room 305

Download a complete conference program with agenda and speaker information.

How does work on race push us to reformulate or abandon established concepts in political theory? Participants in this conference draw on the archive of black politicalRead More

Karen Inouye, “The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration”

, Room 106

The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration reexamines the history of imprisonment of U.S. and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Karen M. Inouye explores how historical events can linger in individual and collective memory and then crystallize in powerful moments of political engagement. Drawing on interviews and untapped

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Pawan Dhingra, “The Racialization of ‘Honorary Whites’: Asian Americans and New Conceptions of Race”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

As scholars formulate race beyond the black-white binary, immigrants classified as “honorary whites” have proven both crucial and elusive. Current racial formulations delineate three main categories: whites, honorary whites, and collective blacks. Whites and collective blacks represent the binary poles of a racial hierarchy, where practically all attention to raceRead More

Tanya K. Hernández, “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination”

, Room 130

In her new book “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination,” Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández explores the question of how to pursue racial equality in a growing multiracial world. The growth of a mixed-race population has led some commentators to proclaim that multiracial discrimination is distinct in nature fromRead More

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