Welcome Back, R&E-ers!

We hope everyone had a relaxing and productive winter break. We have a really exciting schedule ahead of us this spring, so please mark the following dates in your calendars. More details and readings to follow soon!

Friday, February 13th (3-5pm) – Talk by Gurminder Bhambra
Friday, March 27th (3-5pm) – Talk by Caroline Faria
Friday, April 17th (3-5pm) – Discussion on Immigration and Diaspora
Monday, May 4th (3pm) – Talk by Loïc Wacquant (co-sponsored with the Urban Ethnography Lab)
Friday, May 8th (3-5pm) – Student Papers Workshop

The Politics of Publishing – December 5th

Our final meeting of the semester will be on Friday, December 5th in CLA 3.106 from 3-5pm. We have made a change of plans for this meeting; instead of a paper workshop, we will follow up November 21st’s event with a discussion of the discourse(s) surrounding Alice Goffman’s book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, and the politics of publishing in sociology.
To facilitate our discussion, we will be reading several texts, including:
Please come prepared with comments and questions so that we can have an engaging conversation. Let either Kathy, Anima, or Shantel know if you need to be sent a copy of the readings!

Kareem Khubchandani on October 24th

The time is near for our October meeting, which will take place on Friday, October 24th in CLA 3.106 from 3-5pm. We will have a guest speaker: Kareem Khubchandani, who is the Embrey Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for UT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department. You can see his profile here.

Kareem will be discussing his essay, “Terrifying performances: post-9/11 misrecognition in Bollywood’s diaspora”; if you are interested in coming to the meeting and are not on the R&E listserv, please contact one of the organizers – Shantel, Anima, or Kathy – and they will forward along the paper.
We look forward to an engaging conversation!