Past Events

POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBD. Conversations in Latinx Art: Firelei Baez and Adriana Zavala

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

Due to a change in availability for one of the speakers, this event has been postponed. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and will determine a new date as soon as possible. 

This event brings together Dr. Adriana Zavala PhD’01, director of the U.S. Latinx Art Forum and Associate Professor at Tufts University, and award-winning artist Firelei Báez toRead More

Conversation with Gene Jarrett AM’99 PhD’02, CAS Dean, NYU

, Room 103

Students and faculty are invited to join us for breakfast and conversation with Gene Jarrett, Seryl Kushner Dean, College of Arts and Science, New York University.

Before New York University, Dean Jarrett was at Boston University, where he was Professor of English and served as Acting Director of African American studies, Chair of the Department of English, and Associate Dean ofRead More

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, “Decolonization in Settler Colonial Context: Challenging the ‘Logic of Elimination of the Native’”

, Joukowsky Forum

In hegemonic legal discourse, as well as dominant academic paradigms, discussions of decolonization most often take (former) franchise colonies as their point of reference. Postcolonial theory itself emerged from the study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, and how it endures after putative decolonization. But what sort of decolonization is possible in settler colonialRead More

Writing – 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

What I Am Thinking About Now: Lynn Hernández, “The Equitable Involvement of Community in Public Health Research through Community-Based Participatory Research”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Lynn Hernández, Director of University Inclusion Programs in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research), Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, School of Public Health, Brown University.

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‘Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City

CSREA, History and American Studies
, Joukowsky Forum

“'Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City” - a talk by Nathan D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. This presentation is part of a series titled “Segregated: Structural Racism and the Shaping of American Cities,” which examines how space and race have intersected in American cities for generations to produce dramaticRead More

“Necesidades Especiales: Intimate Interventions, Early Education and the New Majority”

Department of Education
, 202

Dario Valles, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race & Ethnicity at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America (CSREA), will present “Necesidades Especiales: Intimate Interventions, Early Education and the New Majority” as part of the Education Department Spring 2019 Speaker Series.

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What I Am Thinking About Now: Dixa Ramírez, “Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
, 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dixa Ramírez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”
How do we discern how ordinary, oftenRead More

Research Seminar with Kimi Takesue, “From Raw Footage to a Final Film”

, Room 103

Kimi Takesue’s intimate and visually-driven observational films feature formal tableaux that explore the interplay between naturalism and stylization. Her films are immersive sensory experiences emphasizing color, sound, and visual rhythm.

Led by curiosity, rather than a script, or pre-Read More

“95 and 6 to Go” Screening and Filmmaker Q. and A.

, Room 120

In this moving portrait, filmmaker Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator while visiting her resilient Japanese-American grandfather in Hawai’i. A recent widower in his 90s, Grandpa Tom immerses himself in his daily routines until he shows unexpected interest in his granddaughter’s stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice both shrewd and surprising. Tom’s creative script revisionsRead More