Past Events

What I Am Thinking About Now: Emma Amador, "Organizing for Social Services: Labor Migration, Welfare Rights, and Women’s Activism in the Puerto Rican Diaspora after 1948"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI

This presentation explores histories of organizing for social services and welfare rights within Puerto Rican diasporic communities in the United States. Emma Amador is an Assistant Professor of History and Latino/a, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress.

Research Seminar with Leisy J. Abrego, “Legal Violence and the Study of Marginalized Communities: Research Challenges and Responsibilities”

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI

We invite faculty and students to join us for a research seminar with Leisy J. Abrego, Associate Professor in Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, titled "Legal Violence and the Study of Marginalized Communities: Research Challenges and Responsibilities."

The Critical Migration and Refugee Studies Series dynamically considers the crucial issues of racial, ethnicity and migration in the contexts of displacement.

Critical Migration and Refugee Studies Series: Leisy J. Abrego, “Liberation, Not Integration: Immigrant Activists Making Claims and Making Home in Los Angeles”

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106, 95 Cushing Street, Providence, RI 02912

Undocumented Latino immigrants envision their futures here. Current policies, however, restrict their ability to thrive. Without legalization, they are hindered in their use of the very mechanisms that ensured economic mobility for other immigrants throughout U.S. history: jobs, education, and social services. To this end, one sector of the undocumented immigrant population—the 1.5 generation (often called DREAMers)—has witnessed the benefits of collective mobilization.

HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation: D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D.

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us for a HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D., Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence, Comparative Media Studies Program and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This informal discussion presents an opportunity to learn more about Dr. Harrell's research and experiences, and talk about challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) in STEM fields.

David Roediger, "Whiteness in the Time of Trump"

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

The election of Donald Trump incontrovertibly rested on his support among white voters, including white female voters. Many commentators have more specifically argued that the rightward motion of the "white working class" in and beyond the U.S. holds the key to pushing the far right to electoral majorities and to swagger in committing racist attacks. David Roediger's longstanding work on the critical study of whiteness in U.S. history positions him to address the extent to which Trump represents a new departure or a logical result of long processes.

Writing – A Grad Student Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Workshop

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Bonnie Honig (Professor of MCM and Political Science, Interim Director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women) on how to approach writing and how to keep writing through writing blocks.

These workshops, led by Brown University faculty, 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.

Laura Briggs, "How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics" [VIDEO]

Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence RI 02912

Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline. Briggs brilliantly outlines how politicians’ racist accounts of reproduction—stories of Black “welfare queens” and Latina “breeding machines"—were the leading wedge in the government and business disinvestment in families.

Exams – A Grad Student Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Workshop

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Tricia Rose (Professor of Africana Studies, Director of CSREA) on how to think about and prepare for comprehensive exams.

These workshops, led by Brown University faculty, 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.

Publishing – A Grad Student Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Workshop

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Matthew Guterl (Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies, Chair of American Studies) on how to get journal articles on race and ethnicity published.

These workshops, led by Brown University faculty, 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.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Jasmine Johnson, "A Politics of Tenderness"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI

Please join us on Thursday, November 30, at 12pm-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University, titled "A Politics of Tenderness."

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