Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society

A research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington

Past Symposiums

Sociology Ph.D. student Elizabeth Martinez presents her work on student bias and course selection. Martinez discussed the implications of how instructors’ last names affect course enrollment.

2018 CRRES Graduate Research Symposium

The Second Biennial CRRES Graduate Student Research Symposiumhighlights research conducted by Indiana University graduate students interested in topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity, and migration. The Symposium provides the CRRES and wider IUB communities with an opportunity to learn more about the dynamic scholarship being done by graduate students at Indiana University.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Session 1: Negotiating the Nation: Place & Identity

  • Muna Adem (Sociology), "Ethnic and National Identification among Children of Immigrants in Sweden: The Role of Perceived Discrimination and Social Integration”
  • Dan Johnston (Geography),“In/Visible Refugees: Resettlement in a New Gateway City”
  • Mihee Kim-Kort (Religious Studies),“Modeling the Minority: Reiterating Racialized Identities through American Exceptionalism and American Evangelicalism”
Session 1: Politics, Education, and Power

  • Jessica David (Counseling and Educational Psychology),“Initiating a Cultural Shift: Advancing the Activist-Athlete Movement at the College Level”
  • Stephanie Huezo (History),“No solo en El Salvador: Reconstituting Popular Education in the U.S. through a Salvadoran Lens”
  • Angel Cassandra Nathan (Higher Education and Student Affairs),“'Fool's Gold:' The Partners in the Stratification of United States Society”
Session 1: Environmental Interactions: Soundscapes, Landscapes, and Cityscapes

  • Kristina Anderson (Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies),“Diversity Initiatives in Outdoor Recreation & ‘The White-Savior Industrial Complex:’ Parallels in Research & Practice”
  • Kennedi Johnson (African American and African Diaspora Studies; Folklore and Ethnomusicology),“Sonic Internalizations of Trauma”
  • Adam Lazri (School of Public and Environmental Affairs),“Environmental Attitudes of Minority Groups over Time: Evidence from the Gallup Poll Social Series”
Session 2: Alliances and Activism from the Peripheries: Historical Perspectives

  • Carrie Fudickar (History),“How Afro-Creeks Led a Unionist Movement in the Civil War”
  • Luis Silva (History),“Mexican-American Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1929- 1939”
  • Jazma Sutton (History),“‘We Have Got to Do the Work Ourselves:’ Free People of Color on the Border of Indiana and Ohio, 1820-1880”
Session 2: Aesthetic Engagements with Identity

  • Anne Mahady-Kneller (African-American and African Diaspora Studies),“‘If Beale Street Could Talk:’ Urban Folklore and the Great Migration”
  • Andre Seewood (Media School),“A Priapic Theory of the Performance of Male Sexual Orientation in the film MOONLIGHT”
  • Andrea Sterling (African-American and African Diaspora Studies),“‘Possessed by the Darker Side:’ DMX’s Theory in Black”
Session 3: Blurring the Bouderies of Race: Rethinking Identity Categories

  • Pallavi Rao (Media School),“Caste-ing Race: Situating the Intersections of Caste and Racial Identity in the United States”
  • Anna Russian (Sociology),“Ethnic Fluidity among Hispanics Over Time”
Closing Roundtable: Creative & Critical Pedagogies

  • Alex Chambers (American Studies),“On the Cultural Politics of Global Natures”
  • Giselle Cunanan (American Studies),“Comparative American Identities”
  • Nzingha Kendall (American Studies),“Experimental Blackness”
  • Rudo Mudiwa (Communication and Culture),“African Feminisms”

2018 Keynote

Speaker: Professor Marcia Chatelain
Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University
Keynote Title: “Better Living Through the Humanities: Engaged Research, Public Scholarship, and Social Action Today”
Thursday, April 19, 4:00PM
State Room East, IMU

Brief Biography:
The author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration from Duke University Press, Dr. Chatelain teaches about women’s and girls’ history, as well as the history of black capitalism. Dr. Chatelain is widely known as an educator, public speaker, and activist scholar. In 2014, she created the #FergusonSyllabus Twitter campaign, which went viral as a collaborative educational tool. She is a Harry S. Truman scholar, Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the U.S. American Fellow, Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life Amethyst Award recipient, and French American Foundation Young Leader. CRRES is excited to welcome Dr. Chatelain as our Keynote Speaker and April Speaker Series Lecturer!

Keynote Address Abstract:
Dr. Chatelain will discuss the intersection between her academic research in African American life and history and her public scholarship. In this talk, Chatelain reflects on transforming her dissertation into the book South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, her appearance on the podcast, “Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddie Gray,” her creation of the digital humanities project #FergusonSyllabus, and her work on Georgetown University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. In sharing her experiences on these projects, she reveals how her graduate training prepared her to make a difference inside and outside of academia.

2016 CRRES Graduate Student Research Symposium

The inaugural CRRES Graduate Student Research Symposium highlighted research related to indigeneity and intersectionality. The Symposium aimed to provide the CRRES and wider IUB communities an opportunity to learn more about CRRES Graduate Student Affiliates’ research.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Panel 1: Transnationalism & Indigeneity  

  • Tamara Mitchell (Spanish and Portuguese), “Crossing the Line: Abjection and Social Permeability in Los ríos profundos
  • Shu-Yi Wang (Counseling Psychology), “Relationship Harmony, Dialectical Coping, and Nonattachment: Chinese Indigenous Well-Being and Mental Health”
  • Jordan Lynton (Anthropology), “Strategic Identity Formation and Transnational Home Building in Chinese-Jamaican Communities”
  • C. Kevin Taber (Political Science), “Transnational Accountability Networks: Migration and Good Governance in Africa”

Panel 2: Group Boundaries & Intersectionality 

  • Kirk Harris (Political Science), “Co-ethnicity & Patronage in Kenya’s Constituency Development Fund”
  • Elizabeth Martinez (Sociology), “College Course Enrollment Patterns: the Role of Instructor Last Name”
  • Jed Kuhn (American Studies), “The Carson 10: Murder, Gender, and Native American and Latina/o Subjectivity”
  • Nzingha Kendall (American Studies), “Imperfect Independence: Black Women’s Experimental Cinema”

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405

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