Past Events

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

Ainsley LeSure, “Theorizing Political Resistance to Racism: From Occasioning Sight to Constituting Power”

, Room 103

This talk traces the focus on unconscious cognition (in the form of implicit bias, racial ideology, and volition) as an explanation for the tenacity of racism in the post-Civil Rights era to early critiques of the practice-centered account of institutional racism. With this focus, political resistance to racism has been figured as a twin project of getting people to see that their perceptionRead More

Black Noise at 25 – Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association

Location: Hawai’i Convention Center, Ballroom C
Session Submission Type: Non-Paper Session: Dialogue Format

Abstract
In 1994, Tricia Rose published the award-winning Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Notable for its pioneering and critical engagement with theRead More

Kimberlé Crenshaw: 50 Years Since 1968 Keynote Lecture

Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, The Petey Greene Program
, 101

1968: Unearthing the Linked Narratives of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Their Discontents

This talk by distinguished legal scholar and policy leader, Kimberlé Crenshaw will begin with what should be a puzzling convergence. How is it that after five years of a grassroots uprising against anti-Black police violence, and after eight years of a BlackRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Scott Poulson-Bryant, “The Black Version: Rac(e)ing Popular Culture in the 1970s”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Scott Poulson-Bryant, Visiting Scholar in Race and Ethnicity, Brown University and Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University.

“The Black Version: Rac(e)ing Popular Culture in the 1970s”
ThisRead More

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