Category: Race

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 […]

Women Voters: Race, Gender, and Dynamism in U.S. Presidential Elections

[ February 5, 2020; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Jane Junn, University of Southern California, will be giving a talk on “Women Voters: Race, Gender, and Dynamism in U.S. Presidential Elections” from 6:30–8 p.m. in the William W. Knight Law Center, Room 175, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene.

Jane Junn is a professor of political science and gender and sexuality studies at […]

Renisa Mawani: Across Oceans of Law

[ November 7, 2019; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Erb Memorial Union EMU 230, Swindells Room

Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

Speaker: Renisa Mawani, Professor, Sociology Chair, Law and Society Minor Program, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

In 1914 the S.S. Komagata Maru left Hong Kong for Vancouver carrying 376 Punjabi migrants. Chartered by railway contractor Gurdit Singh, the ship and its passengers were […]

Rhaisa Williams, “Screaming to Dream: Toni Morrison, Emmett Till, and Black Maternal Grief”

[ October 25, 2019; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ]
Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.

Lorwin Lectureship Series

Rhaisa Kameela Williams is assistant professor of Theater and Performance Studies in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Williams’ research uses mixed-archive methods—spanning across literature, family history, archives, and public policy—to focus on the intersections of blackness, motherhood, affect, and disquieting modes of freedom.

Rhaisa […]