Past Events

Robert G. Lee, "Towards Transpacific History: America after Asian American Studies"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

What I Am Thinking About Now: Robert G. Lee, Associate Professor of American Studies

Can we conceive the Transpacific as a discrete historical space tied together by continuous flows of goods, people and ideas? What are the parameters, contours and dynamics of this geography? What kind of class, racial and gender formations have emerged from the colonial and post-colonial histories of the Transpacific?

Student Seminar with Dr. Laurence Ralph, Harvard: "Ethnography in Urban Spaces"

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

Dr. Laurence Ralph will engage in an open dialogue with students and faculty about urban ethnography, methodology, and crafting a research project. He will discuss some of the challenges of engineering a research project and techniques for writing about emotionally charged social issues.

Daniel Kim, "The Korean War in Color: Race, Nation and the Intimacies of Conflict"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

What I Am Thinking About Now: Daniel Kim, Associate Professor of English

Prof. Kim will be discussing the book he is writing, which examines American and South Korean depictions of what has come to be known as “the forgotten war” with a particular focus on the interlocking domestic and transnational histories of race and empire that constellate around this historical event.

Lunchtime Conversation with Prof. Paula T. Hammond

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) will host a small, informal lunchtime conversation with Prof. Paula Hammond, Professor of Chemical Engineering, M.I.T., who will share her experiences as an African-American professor and researcher in STEM. What kinds of obstacles do underrepresented minorities face in STEM fields? What kind of strategies helped clear pathways? Prof. Hammond will answer these and other questions you have for her.