Upcoming Events

Algorithmic Justice: Race, Bias, and Big Data

Data Science Initiative and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Data are not objective; algorithms have biases; machine learning doesn’t produce truth. These realities have uneven effects on people’s lives, often serving to reinforce existing systemic biases and social inequalities. At the same time, data can be used in the service of social justice, and taking control of the data produced about people and its use is more andRead More

“Joy + Justice” Art Exhibit

“Joy + Justice”
Art exhibit on view through May 2019
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

How do we live joyfully while working for justice? This question lies at the heart of this exhibit. The 22 artists assembled here display a broad range of subjects, styles, and traditions, but they share a common thread: connecting joy to justiceRead More

“95 and 6 to Go” Screening and Filmmaker Q. and A.

, Room 120

In this moving portrait, filmmaker Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator while visiting her resilient Japanese-American grandfather in Hawai’i. A recent widower in his 90s, Grandpa Tom immerses himself in his daily routines until he shows unexpected interest in his granddaughter’s stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice both shrewd and surprising. Tom’s creative script revisionsRead More

Research Seminar with Kimi Takesue, “From Raw Footage to a Final Film”

, Room 103

Kimi Takesue’s intimate and visually-driven observational films feature formal tableaux that explore the interplay between naturalism and stylization. Her films are immersive sensory experiences emphasizing color, sound, and visual rhythm.

Led by curiosity, rather than a script, or pre-Read More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dixa Ramírez, “Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
, 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dixa Ramírez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”
How do we discern how ordinary, oftenRead More

‘Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City

CSREA, History and American Studies
, Joukowsky Forum

“'Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City" - a talk by Nathan D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History - Johns Hopkins University. This talk is part of Professor Self’s “Segregated: Structural Racism and the Shaping of American Cities” speaker series.Read More

Writing – A Grad Student Professional Development Workshop

, 103

These faculty-led workshops 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.

Kindly RSVP to csrea@brown.edu for any one or all of the seminars listed below.

Exams – Monday,Read More

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, “Decolonization in Settler Colonial Context: Challenging the ‘Logic of Elimination of the Native’”

, Joukowsky Forum

In hegemonic legal discourse, as well as dominant academic paradigms, discussions of decolonization most often take (former) franchise colonies as their point of reference. Postcolonial theory itself emerged from the study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, and how it endures after putative decolonization. But what sort of decolonization is possible in settler colonialRead More

Conversation with Gene Jarrett AM’99 PhD’02, CAS Dean, NYU

, Room 103

Students and faculty are invited to join us for breakfast and conversation with Gene Jarrett, Seryl Kushner Dean, College of Arts and Science, New York University.

Before New York University, Dean Jarrett was at Boston University, where he was Professor of English and served as Acting Director of African American studies, Chair of the Department of English, and Associate Dean ofRead 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