Category: Race

Oct. 7 Talk to Explore Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

This fall, the Wayne Morse Center celebrates 20 years of promoting civic engagement, inclusive democracy, and justice with a series of talks on the theme of science, policy, and the public:
The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome 
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
Featuring Alondra Nelson, Institute for Advanced Study and Social Science Research Council. 
This […]

Tara Fickle Wins American Book Award

Tara Fickle
CSWS faculty affiliate Tara Fickle, associate professor of English, has been named a 2020 American Book Award winner for her first book, The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities (New York University Press).
The book publisher describes The Race Card as follows: “As Pokémon Go reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows […]

Barnes receives inaugural CSWS Graduate Writing Fellowship for research on police brutality

photo: Melissa Barnes

The CSWS Advisory Board has approved a new Graduate Writing Fellowship for doctoral students who are in the early stages of dissertation writing. The intent of the fellowship is to provide a summer writing stipend to top finalists for the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship.

“We receive so many meritorious applications for the Jane Grant […]

Postponed: Christina Sharpe, “Black. Still. Life.”

NOTE: This event will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.

Lorwin Lectureship Series

Christina Sharpe

Christina Sharpe, one of the most important contemporary scholars in Black Diaspora Thought and Cultures, is professor of humanities at York University.

From the York University website: “Sharpe’s research in Black visual and performance arts, Black literatures and cultures, Black feminist theories and […]

Karla Holloway: “From Fact to Fiction: A Colored Life in Letters”

[ March 4, 2020; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ]
Ford Lecture Hall JSMA UO campus

Lorwin Lectureship Series

Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English at Duke University, will visit the University of Oregon campus March 3 – 5. Her featured lecture is titled “From Fact to Fiction: A Colored Life in Letters.” She will participate also in a series of other […]

Feb. 17: Tina Campt, “The New Black Gaze”

[ February 17, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Ford Lecture Hall, JSMA

Lorwin Lectureship Series

Tina M. Campt is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University. She is a founding member of the Practicing Refusal Collective, and the author of three books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory […]