Past Symposiums

Beyond the Center: Liminal and Peripheral Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity

An image of black men and women celebrating with the title of the symposium, "The Chosen Ones"

2019 CRRES Graduate Student Research Symposium
April 25-26, IMU

Over 100 graduate students, faculty members, and attendees gathered at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) on April 25-26th for the 2019 CRRES Graduate Student Research Symposium. The 2019 theme focused on the minds, voices, and lives of individuals living within and near the peripheral of society. Associate Professor and distinguished scholar Nikki Jones kicked off the event with her keynote address, titled, "The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption." Dr. Jones’s talk portrayed the narratives of black men seeking freedom and justice in the wake of various forms of violence, policing, and mass incarceration.

The next morning, symposium presenters attended a research workshop hosted by Dr. Jones on Black Feminist Ethnography. Afterwards, students from nine university departments presented their research on topics ranging from racial identity formation and stress to sound as a means for resistance in the classroom. In addition to race, education, and health, presenters shared their research on LGBTQ identity, international students, resonance in literature, Twitter, police encounters and more. Faculty discussants shared their comments and graduate student moderators kept the time as symposium attendees asked questions. Check out the symposium program for a complete list of presenters, project titles, discussants and moderators. CRRES undergraduates joined in on the fun during the URP Poster Session, bringing in many spectators.

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
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