Past Events

What I Am Thinking About Now: Patsy Lewis, "Development Dilemmas of small states"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

Small states operate at the margins of global concerns and intellectual enquiry yet their large numbers, peculiar features and tenuous existence as ‘sovereign’ states underscore important failings in the global political economy. This presentation charts the myriad challenges confronting small states, their general neglect in development debates, and the various approaches to development on which they have embarked. In so doing, it points to the general failing of existing attempts to theorize small states and suggests alternative approaches to their study.

How Structural Racism Works: Inaugural Lecture

Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts - 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02912

Structural racism–the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color, especially black people–is the main driver of racial inequality in America today. Professor Tricia Rose's compelling new in-progress research, video and public engagement project called "How Structural Racism Works" serves as the foundation for this important lecture/workshop series. Over the course of the spring and fall 2016 semesters, the project considers five key areas that propel structural racism: housing, education, wealth, criminal justice, and mass media.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Jayanti Owens, "Gender, Race, and Early Childhood Behavior Problems Across Two Decades"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

Coloring the "Boys Will be Boys" Chronicle: Gender, Race, and Early Childhood Behavior Problems Across Two Decades

Jayanti Owens, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy.

Writers Dialogue with Jesmyn Ward

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

This intimate, seminar-style discussion will present an opportunity for faculty and students to learn more about Jesmyn Ward's inspirations, influences, and methods. Participants are expected to have a familiarity with her work and come prepared with questions.

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.

Seminar with Adam Mansbach, "Trust the Process: Storytelling Across Genres Lines"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

Writer Adam Mansbach discusses the process of creation - its constants and variables, its pitfalls and surprises – across the many genres in which he writes, including literary fiction, commercial fiction, screenplays, teleplays, children's books, obscene fake children's books, and political ads.

Please RSVP: [email protected]

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA)