Fall 2018 Meeting/Event Schedule

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

TALK: “Ethnicity and Race in the 2020 Round of Censuses in Latin America: Limits and Potentialities”
Professor Marcelo J. P. Paixão (LLILAS and African and African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin)
October 26 from 2:00-4:00PM in RLP 0.104

TALK: “Racism and Minority Health: A Biosocial Perspective”
Professor Bridget Goosby (Sociology, UT Austin)
November 8 from 1:00-3:00PM in RLP 0.104

WORKSHOP: Thinking Race
November 29 from 1:00-3:00PM in RLP 1.302C
Congratulations to Dominique Scott, winner of R&E’s Thinking Race Award for her presentation “The Tipping Game: Black Food Servers, Performance, and Emotional Labor”!

R&E Thinking Race participants, from left to right: Jamie O’Quinn, Dominique Scott, Shan Siddiqui, and Kathy Hill

Thanks to our graduate student presenters for sharing their research with us:
  • Kathy Hill: “Flexibility or Insecurity: Work and Wellbeing in the Gig Economy”
  • Jamie O’Quinn“Consenting to the Wedding Night: U.S. Child Marriage and Girls’ Agency”
  • Dominique Scott: “The Tipping Game: Black Food Servers, Performance, and Emotional Labor”
  • Shan Siddiqui“The Color of Mistreatment: Discrimination in Health Care and Psychological Distress among Asian Americans”
Thinking Race is a collaborative event for R&E members to present their work and get feedback. Each participant has five minutes to present on new research ideas or emerging knowledge from a current project. R&E members vote to choose one presentation to receive a $150 research award.

Thanks to all participants, speakers, and attendees for a wonderful semester.

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.

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.

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