Beginning Feb 14 |  Seva Series: Cultivate Mindfulness

Join Artist-in-Residence Lauren Ash for an hour-long practice of Seva and mindfulness. Seva (say-va) is a Sanskrit word representing the act of selfless service. Lauren will offer Seva practice at the Arts Incubator on the second Tuesday of every month.


Feb 2017 | CSGS Care@Chicago series

The CSRPC is proud to co-sponsor the February 2017 Care@Chicago series, organized by The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.  Care@Chicago will investigate structural stressors and reparative acts and practices for individuals and communities in the contemporary world.  All events are free and open to the public. 


Mar 8 | Caroline Light on “Stand Your Ground”

Join us on Wed, Mar 8, for a conversation with Caroline Light (Harvard) on her latest work, "“Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.”  Light will be joined by Jill Petty (Editor, Beacon Press) and Marcus Lee (doctoral student, Political Science). 


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News & Announcements

Call for Papers / Transcending Boundaries: Research and Scholarship in an Uncertain Era

UChicagoGRAD and the School of Social Service Administration invites you to participate in an inaugural interdisciplinary research symposium for underrepresented minority graduate students to be held on Friday, May 19, 2017. This conference is designed to highlight the work of underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars including all intersectional identities within the URM community at the University of Chicago. This event is also sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, The Chicago Center for Teaching, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

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For Immediate Release | Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration (OMB100)

Jan 19, 2017 - Chicago, IL – To honor the legacy and enduring contributions of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, and to inspire a new generation of writers, dozens of institutions, artists and educators have joined to create programming for Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration. Through June 2018, the celebration features readings, performances, school programs, discussions, exhibits and more; most will be free and open to the public. 

Information for all OMB100 events can be found on the celebration’s website,

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Announcement | 2017-18 CSRPC Teaching Opportunities

CSRPC Graduate Lectureships 2017-18:  Due Monday, February 27, 2017; The College and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture are calling for applications by advanced graduate students to teach one undergraduate course of their own design on topics related to race and ethnic studies. 

CSRPC BA Preceptorship 2017-18:  Due, Monday, April 3, 2017; The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, which coordinates the major/minor in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), invites applicants for a yearlong preceptorship position during the 2017-18 academic year. 

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Hot Topics

Feb 3 | “Program Recruitment From the Margins”

In this Inside Higher Ed essay, PhD student Lauren M. Jackson examines role of minority women in graduate programs

Jan 27 |  “Hamilton’s Choice” Kenneth Warren responds to Martha Nussbaum

In this Boston Review forum, Kenneth Warren responds to Martha Nussbaum’s reading of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.

Jan 25 | “Trump Pledge to ‘Send in the Feds’ Rankles Chicago Cops, Criminals and Academics”

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Forrest Stuart reflects on the president's interest in federal law enforcement as a way to help address the homicide epidemic in Chicago in this Newsweek article.  

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.

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