Past Events

CANCELED: What I Am Thinking About Now: Jinying Li, “Walled Media, Mediaing Walls: Making the Virtual Reality Film ’47KM’ (2017)”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, Room 103

This event has been postponed until further notice. Please join the CSREA email list to receive updates on our future events. Read More

Publishing – 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 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

A. Naomi Paik, “Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: U.S. Immigration and Abolitionist Futures”

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201

This talk starts with the apparent “crises” over immigration in the contemporary moment, marked by three signature executive orders authorized by the Trump Administration in its first week in office: the “Muslim Ban,” the U.S.-Mexico border wall, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. By examining the long histories that have built a deeply rooted, robust foundation for theseRead More

Teaching – 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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Book Launch: Kevin Escudero, “Organizing While Undocumented: Immigrant Youth’s Political Activism under the Law”

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201
Featuring the author

Kevin Escudero, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

With commentary from
  • José Itzigsohn, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
  • Roberto Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Director of the Immigration Initiative at
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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

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