Upcoming Events

"Transcendent Futures" Virtual Art Exhibit

Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am to Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:00 pm

October 2020 - June 2021

"Taking stock of where we’ve been. Moving beyond where we are." With the daunting challenges of the year 2020, including a global pandemic, renewed struggles for racial justice, and ongoing environmental and climate concerns, CSREA’s new art exhibit features 20+ artists whose artwork explores hope, connection, and community, as we collectively strive to build a world that works for everybody.

View the complete exhibit online.

Book Launch: “African American Political Thought: A Collected History”

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

African American Political Thought offers an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and African diaspora who have addressed the central issues of political life: democracy, race, violence, liberation, solidarity, and mass political action. Co-editors Melvin L. Rogers and Jack Turner have brought together leadingRead More

Race & Anti-Black Racism

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America & Office of the Provost
, Zoom

Please join us for a panel discussion, Race & Anti-Black Racism in America on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 12 p.m. The discussion will feature:Read More

CRC Symposium: Racial Reckonings & the Future of Humanities

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 to Thursday, April 29, 2021
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

The term “reckoning” denotes acts of calculation, estimation and debts paid. It can carry a sense of future settlements. It also refers to “ideas, opinions and judgments” as in the phrase, “I reckon.” To what extent, and how, might we imagine a racial reckoning via new work in arts and humanities?

“RacialRead More

Race and the Transformation of Disciplines, A Faculty Roundtable (Panel 1 of 3)

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

This panel is part of the two-day CRC Symposium, Racial Reckonings & the Future of Humanities, April 28-29, 2021. The term “reckoning” denotes acts of calculation, estimation and debts paid. It can carry aRead More

CRC Directors’ Roundtable on Institutionalizing Critical Race Studies (Panel 2 of 3)

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

This panel is part of the two-day CRC Symposium, Racial Reckonings & the Future of Humanities, April 28-29, 2021. The term “reckoning” denotes acts of calculation, estimation and debts paid. It can carry aRead More

Closing Plenary: CSRPC Annual Public Lecture presents Reginald Dwyane Betts, in conversation with Eve L. Ewing (Panel 3 of 3)

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

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago presents a performance by Reginald Dwyane Betts, Felon: ARead More

Anti-Racist Feminist Organizing in a Transnational World: Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the journal Gender, Work & Organization

This three-part speaker series will focus on various ways anti-racist feminist methods of organizing are taking shape in an increasingly connected, transnational world. Prof. Tami Navarro (March 25, 2021),Read More

Moya Bailey, “Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
About the Book

When Moya Bailey first coined the term “misogynoir,” she defined it as the ways anti-Black and misogynistic representation shape broader ideas about Black women, particularly in visual culture and digital spaces. She had no idea that the term would go viral, touching aRead More

Richard Jean So, “Redlining Culture: A Data History of Racial Inequality and Postwar Fiction”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
About the Book

The canon of postwar American fiction has changed over the past few decades to include far more writers of color. It would appear that we are making progress—recovering marginalized voices and including those who were for far too long ignored. However, is this celebratoryRead More

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