Past Events

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

, 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. 

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

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

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