Past Events

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

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

Family Weekend Reception and Open House

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

We invite alumni, students, and families to visit CSREA for a reception and open house. Enjoy light refreshments, learn about our programs and initiatives, and view our new exhibit, titled Resilience, which features work from 26 artists. Read More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, “Policing as the Public Theater of Racial Degradation”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brown University and an affiliated faculty with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL.  

“Policing and the Public Theater of Racial Degradation”
Terry v. Ohio,Read More

Book Launch: Rebecca Louise Carter, “Prayers for the People: Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City”

CSREA, the Department of Anthropology, and the Urban Studies Program
, Room 305

Featuring the author: Rebecca Louise Carter, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at Brown University

With commentary from:

  • Lisa Pina-Warren, Director of Victim Services, Nonviolence Institute, Providence, RI.
  • Reverend Linda Watkins, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pawtucket, RI.
  • Laurence Ralph
  • Read More

Lyrics Workshop with Hip Hop Artist Akua Naru

, Room 103

We invite students to register for a lyrics workshop with Akua Naru, hip hop artist and CSREA Artist-in-Residence (Fall 2019). Akua will speak about her writing process and will survey other rap lyric writers to analyze various techniques.

Registration is required with only 15 spots available. Registration opens on Thursday, September 26Read More

HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation: Kristala Prather, MIT

, Room 103

Please join us for a HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with Kristala L. J. Prather, Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering and MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Dr. Prather will be at CSREA for an informal lunchtime conversation about women and people of color in STEMRead More

Research Seminar with Micah Salkind, “Interdisciplinary by Design: Engaging Multiple Methodologies in Dissertation Research and First Book Writing”

, Room 103

Dr. Micah Salkind, author of Do You Remember House? Chicago’s Queer of Color Undergrounds (Oxford University Press, 2019) will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities posed by using multiple research methods, including performance ethnography, oral history, and archival research, as well as the promise and peril of writing for multiple academicRead More