Past Events

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

Seminar with A. Naomi Paik, “Steal the University: Making Teaching and Scholarship Work for Publics”

, Room 103

A. Naomi Paik, associate professor of Asian American studies with appointments in Gender & Women’s Studies and History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will lead a seminar titled “Steal the University: Making Teaching and Scholarship Work for Publics.” This discussion-based seminar will focus also on how to use one’s position in institutions to impact folks andRead More

Seminar with Stefano Bloch: “Researching and Writing an Autoethnography of the Street”

, Room 103

Stefano Bloch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Arizona will discuss the writing of his new book, Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA’s Graffiti Subculture (University of Chicago Press). This discussion-based seminar will focus on scholarly writing and research ethics in relation to the method of autoethnography.

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Stefano Bloch, “Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA’s Graffiti Subculture”

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201

Professor Stefano Bloch will read from and discuss the writing of his new book, Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA’s Graffiti Subculture (University of Chicago Press). The book is described as an unflinching portrait of a deeply maligned subculture and an unforgettable account of what writing on city walls means to the most vulnerable people living within them.

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Book Launch: Micah E. Salkind, “Do You Remember House?: Chicago’s Queer of Color Undergrounds”

CSREA and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Featuring the author: Dr. Micah Salkind, Special Projects Manager for The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Department of American Studies at Brown University

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Research Seminar with Richard Rothstein, “Journalism and History: Describing ‘The Color of Law’”

, Room 103

We invite students and faculty to sit down for an informal conversation with Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute to learn more about the research process for his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. This workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of scholars by introducing participants to the author’s Read 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

Karen Inouye on Researching and Writing Between the Disciplines

Professor Inouye will discuss the challenges involved in researching and writing an interdisciplinary monograph, as well as the demands of transforming a dissertation into a book.

Speaker

Karen M. Inouye is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at Indiana University,Read More

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