2020 CRRES Research Symposium
Cancelled due to COVID-19
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) with The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce our fourth interdisciplinary symposium featuring graduate student research. This year’s symposium, entitled Interpreting Inequality and Promoting Justice: Bridging Academia and Activism, seeks to interrogate how academics engage in the collective pursuit of a more just society.
How do academics engage in the collective pursuit of a more just society? Rising tides of injustice and surges in violence throughout various parts of the world – including trends in populism, nationalism, and extremism, the continuing migrant and refugee crises, and discrimination against minority groups – call for scholars’ renewed attentions to this question. The demand for academia’s social and political engagement is compelled further as citizens and communities engage in collective actions – such as Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and the Climate Strike – to resist and transform unjust systems. The role of academics in these collective efforts continues to increase in urgency.