Spring 2018 Meeting/Event Schedule

All events this semester were organized by graduate student coordinators Karen Lee, Vrinda Marwah, Beth Prosnitz, and Katie Rogers with faculty advisement from Prof. Gloria González-López and Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa.

CONVERSATION: The Global Rise of Right-Wing Politics: Race in the U.S. and Caste in India
February 23 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106

PANEL: Race and Pedagogy
March 22 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

PANEL: Race and the Academy
April 27 from 9:00-11:00AM in CLA 1.302E
Faculty discussants:
Faculty moderator:


“BROWNBAG” PAPER, PROPOSAL, AND PRESENTATION WORKSHOPS:
  • “Multi-Group Attitudes towards Contemporary Black Political Action: A Reflection of Group Position” by Karen Lee (Sociology, UT Austin)
    February 9 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
  • “Rumors and the Politics of Blame and Responsibility: The Afterlives of Infant Deaths in an Adivasi* Community in South India” by Unnimaya Kurup (Sociology, UT Austin)
    March 9 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
  • “Community Organizations and Schools: Can Community Nonprofits Help Children from Diverse Families Learn on a national Scale?” by Robert Ressler (Sociology, UT Austin)
    March 9 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
  • Disparities in the STEM Field by Kara Takasaki (Sociology, UT Austin) and Prof. Jennifer Glass (Sociology, UT Austin)
    April 13 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106

Thanks to all panelists, discussants, speakers, and attendees for a generative and fascinating semester. We greatly appreciate your participation.

Fall 2017 Meeting/Event Schedule

All events this semester were organized by graduate student coordinators Karen Lee, Vrinda Marwah, Beth Prosnitz, and Katie Rogers with faculty advisement from Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa and Prof. Gloria González-López.

PANEL: Race and the Criminal Justice System
October 9 from 1-3PM in CLA 2.606
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

PANEL: Race, the State, and State Power
November 6 from 1-3PM in CLA 2.606
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

PANEL: Race and Social Science Methods
December 4 from 1-3PM in CLA 2.606 
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

INVITED TALKS:

Dr. Robert Reece (Sociology, UT Austin)
October 23 at 1PM in CLA 2.606

“Head Dress: Aligning the Hijab and Turban Under Imperial Visuality”
Dr. Balbir Singh (Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT Austin)
October 30 at 1PM in CLA 2.606 

“Can Elites Shape Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants? Evidence from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”
Dr. René Flores (Sociology, UT Austin)
November 20 at 1PM in CLA 2.606


Thanks to all panelists, discussants, speakers, and attendees for a generative and fascinating semester. We greatly appreciate your participation.

Race, Genetics & Healthcare Invited Speaker Series

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We’re excited to announce that our inaugural invited speaker series in partnership with the Dell Medical School will be starting this March!

Our first speaker, Professor Dorothy Roberts (University of Pennsylvania), will be joining us on March 7th, followed by Professor Charmaine Royal (Duke University) in April.

Check out our Events page for details on these talks or reach out to our organizers.

Fall 2016 Meeting Schedule

Welcome back for another school year, R&E-ers!

As you may have noticed over the last few years, we’ve been working around themes to guide our monthly meetings. This academic year, we’re focusing on Race, Health and Healthcare.

Our first fall meeting will be Friday September 9th from 3PM to 5PM, in CLA 2.606 (Normandy Seminar Room). There will be two readings we will discuss to help introduce our subject for the year, so please come prepared to discuss them and share your vision for the rest of the semester.

The readings are the following:

  • Bliss, Catherine. 2012. “Chapter 5: Everyday Race-Positive” in Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Racial Justice. Stanford University Press.

Please mark the following dates for our subsequent fall meetings: October 14th, November 11th, and December 2nd from 3PM to 5PM (all in CLA 2.606). Also, contact Anima Adjepong, Kathy Hill, or Shantel Buggs for a PDF of the Bliss chapter and join our email list here!

A Discussion on Race, Social Movements, and Political “Revolution”

Our next R&E meeting will be Friday 2/19 from 3 to 5pm in CLA 0.120.

We will turn our attentions to political revolution and social movements through a discussion of the Working Families’ Party and Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s “gender revolution”, and the Tea Party. Please come having read the articles below and watched the brief video from MSNBC:

Ball, Molly. “The Pugnacious, Relentless Progressive Party That Wants to Remake America” The Atlantic. Jan 7, 2016.

Perry, Melissa Harris. “Should feminism play a role in the 2016 election?” MSNBC, Feb 6, 2016.

Williamson, Vanessa, Theda Skocpol, and John Coggin. 2011. “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.” Perspectives on Politics, 9(1); p 25-43.

Spring 2016 Meeting Schedule

We hope you’ve all had lovely breaks! Please find below our spring R&E meeting schedule. We have some great events planned and will be continuing our social justice/social movements theme:
January 29th – Talk w/ Christen Smith (CLA 1.302C, 3-5PM)
 
February 19th – Discussion on the Working Families Party, the Tea Party and the State of American Politics (TBD, 3-5PM)
 
March 4th – Author Meets Discussants w/ Simone Browne (CLA 2.606, 3-5PM)
 
April 22nd – Graduate Student Paper Workshop (TBD, 3-5PM)

Student Papers/Presentations Workshop

We will have our final meeting of the fall semester this Friday, December 4th, from 3-5pm in CLA 1.302C. We will be workshopping papers-in-progress from the following graduate students:
Anima Adjepong – “…but to me, to me, all life matters”: Black African immigrants complex responses to Black Lives Matter
Anna Banchik – Photography and the Spectacle of Race: Ebola, Police Brutality and Anti-Blackness
Shantel Buggs – “…I’m not like those kind of Black people”: Exploring the Influence of Social Movements on Mixed-Race Women’s Dating Discourses and Logics

Please email Shantel Buggs for the readings for this meeting.

WHITE BOUND: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race

 

Greetings! Our October meeting will feature a discussion of Professor Matthew W. Hughey’s work in his book, White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race, where he explores white racial identity across progressive and neoconservative movements.

Matthew Hughey, associate professor of sociology at this office at the University of Connecticut on Nov. 12, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Matthew Hughey, associate professor of sociology at this office at the University of Connecticut on Nov. 12, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Dr. Hughey’s talk will take place on October 30th, 2015, in CLA 0.122 from 3-4:30pm. Please contact Shantel Buggs (sgbuggs@utexas.edu) for the readings!

The Global Contours of #BlackLivesMatter

 

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Our first meeting of the year will be tomorrow (!), September 11th in CLA 1.302C at 3pm. We will be discussing the Black Lives Matter movement in a global context and reflecting on social movements in the contemporary era.

Please come having read the following:

Barbara Ransby – “Ella Taught Me” 

Boima Tucker – “At The Crossroads of BET, Afrobeats and Black Lives Matter”

See you tomorrow!

R&E Schedule for Fall 2015

East High School students in Denver participate in a protest against the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision, in a busy intersection in front of the state Capitol, Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

We hope you have had productive and/or relaxing summer breaks. We have a really exciting schedule of speakers and events for the 2015-16 school year. This fall in particular we will be working around a theme for our meetings: social movements!
Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
September 11th (CLA 1.302C), 3-5pm
October 30th (TBA), 3-5pm
November 13th (CLA 1.302D), 3-5pm
December 4th (CLA 1.302C), 3-5pm
Our September meeting will be a discussion on global social movements and race. Further details and readings will be sent out soon, so please be on the lookout. If you haven’t already, join our listserv to stay in the loop here.
Our December meeting will be a graduate student paper workshop. For those of you considering submitting to conferences this will be a great place to get feedback. Please think about submitting to the workshop; more details about this meeting will follow later this semester.
As always, we look forward to seeing many of you this semester!