Past Events

Exams – A Grad Student Professional Development Workshop

, Room 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 [email protected] for any one or all of the seminars listed below.

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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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“Strike For Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland” Film Screening and Discussion

, Room 106

The 15-minute film “Strike for Freedom” chronicles new efforts to memorialize Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist work in Scotland. In the 19th-century, Edinburgh was a city of freedom for Black social justice campaigners born into slavery in the USA. Committed to ‘telling the story of the slave’ and the ‘strike for freedom’, Douglass and other Black abolitionists came to the city toRead More

Conversations in Latinx Art: Xandra Ibarra and Iván Ramos

, Room 305

Conversations in Latinx Art brings together the Oakland-based award-winning performance artist Xandra Ibarra and interdisciplinary scholar Dr. Ivan Ramos (Assistant Professor, University of Maryland) to reflect on queer Latinidad and its deployment as a form of resilience and endurance against political hostility. Drawing on scholarship in Latinx and gender and sexuality studies andRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Jayanti Owens, “What Drives Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline?”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Jayanti Owens, Mary Tefft and John Hazen White, Sr. Assistant Professor of Sociology and International & Public Affairs at Brown University. Her talk is titled, “What Drives Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline?”

Are Black and Latinx students suspended and expelled from school at higher rates thanRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Jin Li and Yoko Yamamoto, “When Silence is No Longer Golden: Low-income Chinese American Preschoolers’ Beliefs About Learning and their Achievement”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Jin Li, Professor of Education and Human Development at Brown University, and Yoko Yamamoto, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Brown University. The title of their talk is, “When Silence is No Longer Golden: Low-income Chinese American Preschoolers’ Beliefs About Learning and theirRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dotun Ayobade, “Unknown Soldier: The Postcolonial State and the Geopolitics of an Intimate Invasion”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dotun Ayobade, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. Professor Ayobade locates his scholarship and teaching in the areas of dance, performance, and African popular culture, as well as in the intersection of gender, class, and nation in the production of myriad theatre andRead More

Akua Naru, “The Keeper Project”

, Room 106

In this presentation, Akua Naru will discuss her work on The Keeper Project, a multi-media archive that chronicles the role of Black women in the creation and evolution of hip-hop music and culture.

Akua Naru is a Hip Hop artist, producer, activist, and scholar. She is currently a Race and Media Fellow as well as Artist-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Race andRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Samuel Zipp, “Our Imperialisms at Home: Wendell Willkie on Race and the World at Midcentury”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Samuel Zipp, Associate Professor of American Studies and Urban Studies at Brown University.

“Our Imperialisms at Home: Wendell Willkie on Race and the World at Midcentury”
Wendell Willkie’s much-watched trip around theRead More

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