Archived Events from 2014-2015

Past Speaker Series Events

The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census

Debra Thompson
Department of Political Science, Ohio University
Thursday, April 9, 2015; 4:00 PM
Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Religion, Race and the Right in Asian America

Janelle Wong
Asian American Studies and American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Friday, March 27, 2015; 4:15 PM
Woodburn Hall, Room 200

Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life

Cara Caddoo
Department of American Studies, IU
Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:00 PM
Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Black Men and Urban Policing, Toronto Style

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah
Department of Criminal Justice, IU
Thursday, January 29, 2015; 4:00 PM
Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union

The Wages of Resistance: Considering the Subsistence of Social Movements

Quincy Mills
Department of History, Vassar College
Friday, December 5, 2014; 2:30 PM
Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100

The Corner of My Yard: The Slave Clinic as Carceral Space

Nicole Ivy
CRRES Postdoctoral Fellow
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, IU
Friday, November 14, 2014; 2:30 PM
Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100

Conceptualizing a Relational Approach to Diaspora and Diaspora Engagement

Carolin Fischer
CRRES Visiting Scholar
Department of International Development, University of Oxford
Thursday, October 23, 2014; 2:30 PM
Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100

Debating the Nature of Race: Dueling Concepts of Human Difference

Ann Morning
Department of Sociology, New York University
Monday, September 29, 2014; 2:30 PM
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Past Sponsored Events

Latina Film Festival & Conference

April 7:00-9:00 pm, 2015

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Sunday, April 5, 2015
3:00 pm; IU Cinema

The Asian American Studies Program, the Asian Culture Center, CRRES, and IU Cinema present Movement: Asian Pacific American Films

Emerging Asian Pacific American Voices: An Evening with Director Ougie Pak

Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:00 PM; IU Cinema

The Gender/Race/Class Workshop, the Politics/Economy/Culture Workshop, and the Department of Sociology present "Beyond the Work-Family Debates: Gender and Class Inequalities in Resource Pooling"

Leslie McCall
Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Northwestern University
Wednesday, February 4; 12:00 pm
Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100

The Department of Sociology and CRRES present "Figures of the Future: Temporal Politics and Latino Demographic Demonstrations in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election"

Michael Rodriguez-Muniz
Thursday, December 18, 2014
3:30 pm Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Brown University. His research interests include knowledge, science, culture, politics, and race and ethnicity. His talk explores the "temporal politics" of national Latino civil rights leaders during the 2012 presidential election.

The Department of Sociology and the Gender/Race/Class Workshop present "Black Woman Narrative Interrupted: Debunking Mainstream Narratives about Physical Activity and Weight"

Rashawn Ray
Monday, November 17, 2014
3:00 pm (Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100)

Rashawn Ray is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University in 2010 and is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley/UCSF.

The Department of History, Maurer School of Law, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Department of Political Science, and Delta Sigma Pi present "Rights and Retrospectives: The Civil Rights Act at 50"

Monday, November 10
6:00-7:30 pm (Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center)

Dionne Danns (School of Education)
Bernard Fraga (Political Science)
H. Timothy Lovelace (Maurer School of Law)
Jakobi Williams (History and AAADS)
Ellen Wu (History and Asian American Studies)

The panelists will reflect on the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts and their legacies in both U.S. and global context.

The First Nations Educational & Cultural Center presents “Narrating Relations: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing”

Dr. Jessica Bardill

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lecture: 4:15-5:15 PM (Mathers Museum of World Cultures)
Reception: 5:30-7:30 PM (First Nations Center)

Friday, October 31, 2014
Meet & Greet with CRRES Faculty and Graduate Students: 1:30-3:00 PM (SISR 100)

Dr. Jessica Bardill is an Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University. Her talk will explore the limits of genetic ancestry testing as a scientific way of knowing, itself related to older and more pervasive narratives of blood and identity, particularly in the uses of the testing by and for indigenous peoples.

The Latino Studies Program presents “The Politics of Race and Representation: Latinos and Latino Americans in the American Imaginary”

Pedro San Miguel
Laura Muñoz
Clara Rodríguez

Friday, October 3, 2014
Roundtable: 2:00-4:45 pm (Oak Room, IMU)
Reception: 5:00-6:30 pm (Lilly Library)

Friday, October 31, 2014
Meet & Greet with CRRES Faculty and Graduate Students: 1:30-3:00 PM (SISR 100)

Dr. Pedro San Miguel, Professor of History at the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, will discuss how U.S.-based scholars have represented Mexico and Mexicans in their works.

Dr. Laura Muñoz, Professor of History at the Universidad Autónoma de México, will talk about how National Geographic magazine has represented the people from the Caribbean in the 20th century.

Dr. Clara Rodríguez, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, will discuss how Latinos/as have been treated as racializedstereotypes in Hollywood films.

“Brown at 60”

The year 2014 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Brown decision, in declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” became a pivotal event in the ongoing struggle for racial desegregation and civil rights in the United States. To mark this anniversary, the Center for Law, Society & Culture in collaboration with CRRES, DEMA, and the IU Cinema has organized an innovative speakers and film series to bring together scholars from across Indiana University and citizens from the surrounding area to reflect upon this seminal Supreme Court decision and what it has meant for modern American race relations.

“Parents Involved and the Struggle for Historical Memory”
Mark V. Tushnet
Jerome Hall Lecture
Thursday, September 25; 12:00 pm
Moot Court Room, Maurer School of Law

Mark V. Tushnet is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. He was a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. His research and scholarship focus on constitutional law, theory, and history. He has written countless articles and several books, including one of the defining legal histories of the civil rights movement, Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1956-1961. He is currently working on a long-term project on the history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s.

“The Broken Promise of Brown”

Julian Bond
Harris Lecture
Wednesday, October 15; 12:00 pm
Moot Court Room, Maurer School of Law

Screening of portions of
Eyes on the Prize
Thursday, October 16; 7:00 pm
With introduction by Julian Bond
IU Cinema

Julian Bond is a civil rights icon and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Virginia. As a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he was a pivotal figure in the U.S. civil rights movement. He was also the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a four-term elected representative to the Georgia House of Representatives, and subsequently the Georgia Senate, and former chairman of the NAACP. He will speak in conjunction with an IU Cinema’s screening of portions of “Eyes on the Prize,” the award-winning PBS documentary for which he was the narrator.

“The Last War: The End of Racial Equality in Three Moves”

Guy-Uriel Charles
Law & Society Workshop
Thursday, October 30; 4:00 pm
Location TBA

Guy-Uriel Charles is the Charles S. Ryne Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law, and the founding Director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an internationally recognized expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. A past member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform, Professor Charles has served as the director of the Institute for Law & Politics, a Senior Fellow in Law and Politics at the Institute on Race and Poverty, and a Law School Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Political Psychology, University of Minnesota.

“The Unspoken Harms of Racial Segregation and Discrimination: What Brown Failed to Say”

Angela Onwuachi-Willig
Law & Society Workshop
Thursday, November 13; 4:00 pm
Location TBA

Angela Onwauchi-Willig is the Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is the author of dozens of articles and the recently published book, According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family (New Have: Yale University Press, 2013). In this workshop, Professor Onwauchi-Willig will reevaluate how the Brown court could have analyzed and defined the “harm of discrimination” in different ways.

John Dittmer

Wednesday, December 3
Moot Court Room, Maurer School of Law

John Dittmer, an award-winning historian and IU graduate, is Professor Emeritus of History at DePauw University. He is a nationally recognized authority on the civil rights movement. His 1994 book, Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, was awarded the Bancroft prize in American history, the McLemore Prize, and the Lillian Smith Book Award, among others. In 2006, he received an Indiana Humanities Award for his service in helping to advance and strengthen American culture.

Screening of American Promise

Monday, December 8; 7:00 pm
IU Cinema

American Promise, winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, follows two middle-class African American students over the course of 13 years—from kindergarten to high school graduation—as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented to them at an elite private school.

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