Wtr Qtr 2017 | LGBTQ Studies Project + Artists’ Salon at the CSGS/CSRPC

The CSRPC is pleased to support the 2016-17 CSGS LGBTQ Studies Project + Artists' Salon--directed by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Lauren Berlant--focusing on queer art as conceptual art that collects, disturbs and repairs our commonly held objects of intimacy and our expectations of critical argument. "Read more" for more information on the Jan 12 program featuring E. Patrick Johnson and the Feb 9 program featuing Joshua Chambers-Letson.  


WATCH NOW | February 2016 Teach-in on Racism and Activism

Did you miss the February 2016 Teach-in on Racism and Activism?  Watch the entire program here!


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CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson partners with SSRC for the “Reading Racial Conflict” series

With guidance from Michael Dawson and Megan Ming Francis of the Race and Capitalism project, the Social Science Research Council launches the Reading Racial Conflict series. Over the coming months, series contributors will read the present moment of racial tensions and demands for racial justice through classic texts in the political economy of race. Professor Dawson begins the series with a piece titled, "Then & Now: On Racial Capitalism and Racial Conflict."

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Introducing the “New Dawn” podcast!

The New Dawn podcast is an initiative of the Race and Capitalism project.  This project is led by CSRPC Faculty Director and Professor of Political Science Michael C. Dawson.  Listen to Episode One today!

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For Immediate Release | Pozen Center Launches Chicago Torture Archive

Oct 10, 2016 - The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago announces a new online archive hosting nearly 10,000 documents collected by the People’s Law Office related to the interrogations, criminal trials, civil rights litigation, journalism, and activism stemming from the so-called Chicago Police torture cases. The Chicago Torture Archive will be maintained as an open, free resource for students, teachers, human rights researchers, and the general public.  The archive can be found at chicagotorturearchive.uchicago.edu.

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Jan 19 | One way for Obama to secure his legacy: Make sure his library helps the South Side

Postdoc and CSRPC Affiliate Eve Ewing urges community benefits agreement for Obama library.  Read more in this Washington Post article

Jan 13 | UChicagoGRAD responds to students’ call for more diversity support

Building upon the University’s commitment to expand opportunities for graduate students from diverse backgrounds, UChicagoGRAD is developing more programming and support to meet the needs of graduate students of color.

Jan 11 | CSPRC Faculty Affiliate Monica Peek discusses nutrition strategies to avoid health problems

Two Chicago studies are showing that following a few basic nutrition principles can keep your brain agile and your heart strong as well as keeping your weight down.  Dr. Monica Peek discusses her study on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.

Jan 10 | ArtHouse opens as home for entrepreneurship, art and community

ArtHouse is a partnership project bringing together Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary city departments and community organizations, Place Lab (directed by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Theaster Gates), and Harris Public Policy. In November, the public opening attracted more than 300 attendees who had the chance to sample confections from local bakers, enjoy entertainment from local performers, tour the 15,000-square-foot space and witness the unveiling of the installation.

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