2018-2019

Archived Events from 2018-2019

Past Speaker Series Events

The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Nikki Jones
Department of African American Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, April 25, 2019; 4:00pm
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union


When and Where I Enter: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price, and a Womanist Musical Rebuttal of UnSisterly White Women's Movements

Alisha Jones
Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Indiana University
March 21, 2019; 4:00pm
College of Arts and Humanities Institute


Group Boundaries or Affective Solidarities?: Muslims' Place in America's Racial and Religious Order

Aaron Ponce
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
CRRES Visiting Scholar
Thursday, March 7, 2019; 4:00pm
Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union


Sonic Border Raids: NAFTA, Neoliberalism, and Transmediation in Latinx Opera

Alberto Varon
Department of English Indiana University
Thursday, January 24, 2019; 4:00pm
Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union


All the Dead are Queer: Reading Anti-Blackness

Jeffrey McCune
Departments of African & African American Studies
Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Washington University in St. Louis
Thursday, November 27, 2018; 4:00pm
Bridgewaters Lounge, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center


The Problem We All Live With

Nichole Hannah-Jones
N.Y. Times Investigative Journalist
MacArthur Fellow
Thursday, November 1, 2018; 7:30pm
Grand Hall, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center
Co-sponsored with College of Arts and Humanities Institute


Coupling Threat with Opportunity Mobilizing Messages: Why Fighting Against Despair is a Political Act and Crucial for Collective Action

Vanessa Cruz Nichols
Department of Political Scie
Indiana University
CRRES Postdoctoral Scholar
Thursday, October 18, 2018; 4:00pm
Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union


Integration Beyond Numbers: Getting Along and Working Together in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Denia Garcia
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
CRRES Postdoctoral Scholar
Thursday, September 20, 2018; 4:00pm
Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union


Poetry Reading and Conversation with Adrian Matejka

Tracy K. Smith
U.S. Poet Laureate
Thursday, September 6, 2018; 7:30pm
Grand Hall, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center
Co-sponsored with College of Arts and Humanities Institute


Past Sponsored Events

Take a Knee Nation? Sports, Race, and the Cultural Politics of Atheletic Activism

Dr. Douglas Hartmann
University of Michigan
March 29, 2019
SISR 100; 12:30pm-1:30pm


A Tale of Two Projects: Successes and Failures in Community Engagement

Dr. Rebecca Wingo
Directory of Public History (University of Cincinnati)
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Wells E159 - 10:00am

Looking Under the Hood of Community Engagement

Workshop - Dr. Rebecca Wingo
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Wells E174 - 1:00pm


Nationalism. Borders. Personhood. A Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium

Itza Amanda Varela-Huerta
Reception and Opening Keynote
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
State Room East - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Anita Huizar Hernandez
Research Talks and Second Keynote
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
State Room East - 9:30am-4:00pm

Daniel Nemser
Lightning Talks and Closing Keynote Friday, February 8th, 2019
Sassafras Room - 8:30am-3:00pm


Take a Knee Nation? Sports, Race, and the Cultural Politics of Atheletic Activism

Dr. Douglas Hartmann
University of Michigan
March 29, 2019
SISR 100; 12:30pm-1:30pm


Ethnocentricity and Religious Bias — The Politics and Poetics of Märchen in 19th-Century Hawaiian-Language Newspapers

Dr. Alohalani Brown
Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai'i
October 22-23, 2018
GISB GA2067; 7:00pm


A Legacy of Bias and Division: A Discussion of Implicit Bias, Micro-aggressions, and Racial Division

Christopher Miller
Director of Education at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Bridgwaters Lounge, Neal-Marshall Center; 4:30pm


Befeore Representation

Dr. Lorna Roth
Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, Concordia University
"Coulor Balance: Race, Technologies, and 'Intelligent Design'"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hodge Hall 2083; 1:00-2:15pm

Dr. Crystal Fleming
Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, State University of New York, Stony Brook
"How to be Less Stupid About Race"
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
IU Cinema; 1:00-2:15pm

Dr. Melanie Chambliss
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University
"Saving the Race: Black Archives, Black Liberation, and the Shaping of African American History"
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hodge Hall 2083; 1:00-2:15pm


Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-8016
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm