Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Grants — A Grad Student Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Workshop

CSREA, Room 103 - 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Keisha-Khan Perry (Associate Professor of Africana Studies) on how to write successful grants. These workshops, led by Brown University faculty, were designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines, and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students.

Expert Roundtable: Innovative Leaders in Health Equity Science

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

Building Health Equity in an Unequal World- A collaborative lecture series presented by the School of Public Health and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. "Expert Roundtable: Innovative Leaders in Health Equity Science" will feature speakers discussing their established lines of research.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Kara Keeling, "'I’m A Man Eating Machine': On Digital Media, Corporate Cannibals, and (Im)Proper Bodies"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Kara Keeling, Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, and Associate Professor, Division of Cinema and Media Studies and Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Juliet Hooker, "Black Grief/White Grievance: Loss and Contemporary US Racial Politics"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown University.

"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.

Teaching – A Grad Student Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Workshop

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Naoko Shibusawa (Associate Professor of History and American Studies) on how to teach under complex conditions, reach your students, challenge and inspire them.

These workshops, led by Brown University faculty, were designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines, and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students.

Research Seminar with Yến Lê Espiritu, "Critical Refugee Studies: The Critical and the Creative"

photo of Yến Lê Espiritu

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

The hyper-focus on refugee suffering, desperation, and neediness in media and social science scholarship have represented refugees as passive recipients of western generosity and increasingly as the targets of racial profiling, surveillance, and detention. This seminar invites participants to chart new approaches to refugee studies that integrate theoretical rigor and policy concerns with refugees' rich and complicated lived worlds—approaches that fuse the critical and the creative.

Critical Migration and Refugee Studies Series: Yến Lê Espiritu, "Feminist Refugee Epistemology: Reading Displacement in Vietnamese and Syrian Refugee Art"

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center, 75 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Joining the fields of transnational feminist studies with critical refugee studies, this talk introduces the concept feminist refugee epistemology (FRE) to re-conceptualize war-based displacement as not only about social disorder and interruption but also about social reproduction and innovation. FRE does more than critique Western media representation of refugees; it underlines the refugees' rich and complicated lives, the ways in which they enact their hopes, beliefs, and politics, even when they live militarized lives.

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