Calendar

 

Seminars

 

Past Events

 

 

Upcoming:

 

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

 

 

Seminar Discussion with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University will hold a seminar on race and politics in the Age of Obama on Friday, February 11 from 12-1:30pm. Woodruff Library (540 Asbury Circle), Jones Room (Level 3). Seminar participants will read and discuss his chapter on the social significance of Barack Obama's election for U.S. race relations. Seating is limited; please RSVP to rdi@emory.edu to reserve your seat for this event. A digital copy of the reading will be sent to you along with your seating confirmation. (For more information see flyer).

 

Gustafson Seminar: The "Realities" of Race

 

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) and convened by Amanda Lewis, Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Race and Difference Initiative.

 

While race is a regular focus of research inside and outside of the academy, it is just as often disavowed as essentialist or nationalist, dismissed as no longer relevant to the present, or argued to be less important than other dimensions of hierarchy and difference such as gender and class. Underscored by the election of President Barack Obama, it has become increasingly popular over the last few years to assert that the United States as a society has moved beyond its racialized past and entered a "post-racial" era. Despite such conversations, almost every social indicator including rates of arrest and incarceration, wage levels and employment, health and access to health care, and educational achievement all continue to exhibit serious racial disparities.

 

Through a series of readings and occasional outside speakers, this seminar will explore what is both "real" and "unreal" about race, and why it is important to direct renewed attention to the subject of race at a time when race allegedly no longer matters.

 

Due to the success of last year's seminar, we are continuing this topic to accommodate the large number of interested faculty and graduate students. To apply, please send a short CV and a paragraph describing your research in race issues, and why a research seminar would benefit you by Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 to Donna Troka.

 

Selections will be announced mid-December. A research stipend of $750 will be provided to each participant. Graduate students are also invited to apply. A limited number will be selected based on the relevance of their research to the topic.

 

 

Michelle Alexander

 

 

Seminar Discussion with Michelle Alexander: Michelle Alexander, Professor of Law at Ohio State University will hold a seminar on race and mass incarceration on Wednesday, November 3 from 3-5pm. Candler School of Theology (1531 Dickey Drive), Room 517 (the Dean’s Suite). Seminar participants will read and discuss a selection from her new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  (New Press, 2009). Seating is limited; please RSVP to rdi@emory.edu to reserve your seat for this event. A digital copy of the reading will be sent to you along with your seating confirmation. (for more information see flyer)