Past Events

Banned: Racialization of the Middle East and its Diasporas in U.S. Culture

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Banned brings together Evelyn Alsultany and Melani McAlister, two American Studies scholars, to consider how the representations of Middle Eastern populations both domestically and abroad influence U.S. policy. In particular, we hope that this event will allow the Brown community to dig deeper into the problematics of new policy, such as the Immigration Ban, in order to advance understanding of the dangers of conflation and visual marking that brown bodies undergo. 

Research Seminar with Cathy Schlund-Vials

CSREA, Room 101, 96 Waterman Street,

Please join us for a discussion with Cathy Schlund-Vials, Professor in the Department of English and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at at the University of Connecticut.

This seminar will focus on recent and ongoing academic projects which repeatedly examine moments of dislocation, rupture, and movement, and reflect “global” migrations between the fields of critical Asian and comparative Asia American studies.

Critical Migrations and Refugee Studies Series: Cathy Schlund-Vials, "Prosthetic Ecologies"

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

This talk examines the role disability plays in the making of refugee subjects; such subjects, as this presentation maintains, are necessarily situated in catastrophic environs formed in the troubling aftermaths of war, natural disaster, and economic crisis. To access the various man-made mechanisms responsible for bringing these disabled subjects "into being," this talk strategically utilizes the following schema: "prosthetic ecologies." "Prosthetic ecologies" operates as a flexible and generative analytic upon which to syncretically chart longue durée histories of state-sanctioned violence, state-authorized violation, and internationally-supported contravention during the Cold War era. 

"We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân" Film Screening and Discussion with Jennifer Weston

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

We Still Live Here, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace, tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language. The film interweaves the present-day story Wampanoags reclaiming their language with historical events that silenced the language for more than a century and obliterated much of their culture – epidemics, missionary pressures, land loss, and the indenture of Native children.

Exhibit: The Body As Site Of

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 am to Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:00 pm

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

September 2017 - May 2018

In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

Fall Welcome Reception and Art Exhibit Opening: "The Body As Site Of"

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

Welcome back! Please join us to celebrate a new year and the opening of our 2017-2018 exhibit, "The Body As Site Of." This exhibition features artwork by four contemporary artists of color who engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: AkujixxvDevyn GalindoPanteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

Commencement Forum: Tricia Rose '93 PhD, "How Structural Racism Works" [VIDEO]

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

This presentation shares ideas from Professor Tricia Rose's on-going research project, which aims to make accessible to the public what structural racism is and how it works in society. The project examines the connections between policies and practices in housing, education and other key spheres of society to reveal the intersectional and compounding effects of systemic discrimination as a significant force in American society today. In addition to sharing the outline of the project, Rose will also share her experiences with student co-researchers and creative contributors to the project.

Telling Our Stories: A Discussion with Dawn Dove, Marta Martinez, and Valerie Tutson '87, MA'90 [VIDEO]

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium)

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Contando Nuestras Historias.
Telling Our Stories.

What do the stories that people pass down tell us about our cultures and communities, about the past and even the future? What role does storytelling play in preserving local histories? What possibilities do multilingual storytelling hold for exploring histories and identities?

CSREA Year-End Reception

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us as we celebrate the 2016-17 academic year and bid farewell to the fellows and visiting faculty whose appointments with CSREA will conclude at the end of the semester. All are welcome!


Afternoon Chats with Dr. John A. Johnson

Dr. John Asher Johnson
CSREA and Department of Physics, appointment through May 2017

Please join us for an "Afternoon Chat" with Professor John Johnson, Provost Visiting Professor with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Department of Physics. This informal conversation is open to students, faculty, and staff interested in learning about and discussing his anti-racism work in STEM fields.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CSREA, 96 Waterman Street