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.

The Global Contours of #BlackLivesMatter



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!

Student Papers/Presentations Workshop

On Friday, May 8th, in CLA 0.122 at 3-5pm, we will hold our final meeting of the semester. We will have a Student Papers/Presentations Workshop with four R&E members. Presenters will present works in progress, so please join the meeting to support them. Please contact Kathy (hillkathy@utexas.edu) for readings!
Presenters include:
Robert Ressler
Shantel Buggs
Christine Wheatley
Marcelo Bohrt
Hope to see you all there. Also, to celebrate the end of the semester, we will have cupcakes! 🙂

“Colonizers are not immigrants” and other thoughts on immigration, race, and bodies that belong



Source: The Huffington Post

Our next meeting with take place on Friday April 17 in CLA 0.112 from 3-5. It will be a seminar-style discussion on race and immigration, specifically thinking about how the white body is absented from how U.S. studies imagines “who” the immigrant is. Please read the following readings and come ready for a productive conversation!

Koutonin, Mawuna R. (2015) – Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? 

Treitler, Vilna Bashi.  (2015). “Social Agency and White Supremacy in Immigration Studies.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1(1): 153-165, 2015.


See you all on Friday!