Past Events

Karen Inouye, “The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration”

, Room 106

The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration reexamines the history of imprisonment of U.S. and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Karen M. Inouye explores how historical events can linger in individual and collective memory and then crystallize in powerful moments of political engagement. Drawing on interviews and untapped

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Pawan Dhingra, “The Racialization of ‘Honorary Whites’: Asian Americans and New Conceptions of Race”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

As scholars formulate race beyond the black-white binary, immigrants classified as “honorary whites” have proven both crucial and elusive. Current racial formulations delineate three main categories: whites, honorary whites, and collective blacks. Whites and collective blacks represent the binary poles of a racial hierarchy, where practically all attention to raceRead More

Research Seminar with Tanya K. Hernández, Fordham University School of Law

, Room 103

We invite students and faculty to join us for a research seminar led by Tanya K. Hernández, Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Professor Hernández’s research and teaching areas include discrimination; Latin America/Latin American law; employment; trust and wills; critical race theory, and the science of implicit bias: new pathways to social justice. HerRead More

Tanya K. Hernández, “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination”

, Room 130

In her new book “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination,” Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández explores the question of how to pursue racial equality in a growing multiracial world. The growth of a mixed-race population has led some commentators to proclaim that multiracial discrimination is distinct in nature fromRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Patsy Lewis, "Crisis, Shock and Resilience: A Caribbean Story"

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Patsy Lewis, Visiting Professor and Faculty Fellow of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University and Director of the Development Studies Program. 

Crisis, Shock and Resilience: A Caribbean Story
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Family Weekend Reception and Open House

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

We invite students and families to visit CSREA for a reception and open house. Enjoy light refreshments, learn about our programs and initiatives, and view our art exhibit, “Joy + Justice,” featuring twenty-two artists whose work explores living joyfully while working for justiceRead More

“Equitable Care for the Incarcerated: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future”

, Room 108

Mass incarceration in the United States disproportionately affects communities of color and LGBTQ individuals, which results in profound and negative effects on community health. This discussion is part of a series titled, “The Impact of Incarceration on Community, Health, and Wellness,” which aims to provide an introduction to important themes that contribute to the overall experiences andRead More

The Trial and Lynching of Leo Frank

Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund, Charles P. Sisson II Memorial Lectureship, and Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, 168

Steve Oney presents “The Trial and Lynching of Leo Frank” on Monday, October 15th at 7:30 pm in Barus & Holley 168.  Steve Oney is the author of “And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank.”Read More

Research Seminar with Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University

, 101

We invite students and faculty to join us for a research seminar led by Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose interests include the study of race, law, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women. Her new book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights inRead More

Martha S. Jones, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

, Room 130, 85 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belongingRead More

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