Past Events

Beloved Kin and Memory Lands: Poetry Reading by Cheryl Savageau

, Room 305

Cheryl Savageau will read from her poetry collections, Dirt Road Home: Poems (1995), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and Mother/Land (2006). Of Abenaki and French Canadian heritage, Savageau was born in central Massachusetts. Her poetry retells Abenaki stories, often focusing on the unrecognized lives of women and the working class; her work is enrichedRead More

Grants – A Grad Student Professional Development Workshop

, 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.

Exams – Monday, DecemberRead More

Music Now with Charrise Barron

, 109

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. These talks are free and open to the public. This week’s guest is our Brown University colleague, Charrise Barron, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of Africana Studies.

“SexyRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, “A Tenuous Hold, Or Black Feminist Meditations on the Black Masculine”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Associate Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“A Tenuous Hold, Or Black Feminist Meditations on the Black Masculine”
In general, black people are vulnerable to demise or disappearanceRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dana Gooley, “The Witch’s Rap: Whiteness and Blackness in the Broadway Musical”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dana Gooley, Professor of Music at Brown University.

“The Witch’s Rap: Whiteness and Blackness in the Broadway Musical”
Stephen Sondheim’s classic show Into the Woods (1987) has a show-stopping number in which the apparentlyRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Anthony Bogues, “Black Critique: Race, Freedom and Capitalism”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory and Director of the Center of the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.

“Black Critique: Race, Freedom & Capitalism”
There is currently aRead More

Teaching – A Grad Student Professional Development Workshop

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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. 

These faculty-led workshops wereRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Lisa Biggs, “Black Women, Prisoner Art, and Transformation”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Lisa Biggs, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Brown University.

“Black Women, Prisoner Art, and Transformation”
Though largely overlooked in dominant discourses about mass incarceration,Read More

Policing, Warfare, Incarceration: A History of Urban Violence

Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, History, CSREA and CSSJ
, Stephen Robert Hall 101

Please join Harvard Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Elizabeth Hinton, for her lecture, Policing, Warfare, Incarceration: ARead More

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Akua Naru in conversation with Tricia Rose

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead More

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