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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY | Urban Health Initiative Faculty Fellowship Program

The Urban Health Initiative is now accepting its third round of applications for the Faculty Fellows Program. The program supports the development of community-based research and demonstration models that focus on projects related to the social determinants of health for youth ages 10 to 18 in the areas of obesity, violence prevention and teen pregnancy prevention. 

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Cécile Fromont receives 2015 Raboteau Book Prize

Cécile Fromont, Assistant Professor of Art History and the College, received the 2015 Raboteau Book Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions for The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo.

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Stewart named interim director of the Gray Center

Jacqueline Stewart, professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the College, was named interim director of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. 

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CSRPC Operating on Summer Hours

The CSRPC will be open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm during the University's summer quarter, ending on Friday, August 28. 

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CSRPC Response to the “DuSable Futures Committee” White Paper

Please read our full statement here

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Matthew Briones honored for work in the classroom

Faculty Affliate Matthew Briones receives a 2015 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY | Higher Ed Internship: Diversity & Inclusion in Grad and Postdoctoral Preparation

The Higher Education Intern will collect and catalogue information about the unique issues faced by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who identify as members of underrepresented minority groups. 
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Congratulations to this year’s CRES graduates!

Arlin Hill, Christian Sanchez, Jaime Sanchez, and Brianna Tong.  Read more for the titles of their BA Papers.

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Congratulations to our CRES majors honored at the College Honors Awards Ceremony!

Arlin Hill, Vincente Perez, and Jaime Sanchez. Read further for more information.  

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CSRPC Fellow, Samuel Perry, Successfully Defends Sociology Thesis

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture extends hearfelt congratuations to Residential Fellow, Samuel Perry, on his successful defense of his Ph.D thesis in Sociology on Monday, May 4th, 2015.  Well Done Dr. Samuel Perry!

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WATCH NOW | April 16, 2015 Panel Discussion: “Ferguson and Civil Liberties”

View panelists Megan Francis, Alice Kim, Randolph N. Stone, and Ainsley LeSure discuss the topic, "Ferguson and Civil Liberties."

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CSRPC Affiliate Kenneth Warren Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

CSRPC Affiliate Kenneth Warren, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Warren's research focuses on American and African American literature from the late nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century.

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Adela Amaral wins American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship

American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology (CMIA) are pleased to announce the selection of Adela Amaral recipient of the 2014-2015 AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship. Read more

WATCH NOW: Dr. Cornel West discussing his new book, “The Radical King”

Watch the CSRPC Annual Public Lecture with Dr. Cornel West discussing his new book, "The Radical King"

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Theaster Gates Announced as Winner of Artes Mundi 6

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Theaster Gates has been chosen from among the world's leading artists to win England's premiere prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 6.

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Cathy Cohen to receive Diversity Leadership Award at MLK Celebration

CSRPC faculty affiliate Cathy Cohen, chair of Political Science and the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, is the first recipient of the Faculty Diversity Leadership Award.

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CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson featured in the Boston Review

In the Boston Review, Dawson responds to Glenn C. Loury's column, "Ferguson Won't Change Anything. What Will?," arguing that Loury ignores how white supremacy shapes the current racial terrain.

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Director Dawson featured in Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue of Dialogo

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue of Dialogo, the biannual publication for University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences alumni.
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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate letter to President Zimmer & Provost Isaacs

On Tuesday, the Faculty Affiliates of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture sent a letter to University President Robert Zimmer and Provost Eric Isaacs expressing concern about recent racial incidents that have transpired on campus.

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Chicago has highest urban black unemployment rate

Chicago has the highest black unemployment rate among the nation's five most populous cities. CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson discusses why with The Chicago Reporter.

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CSRPC Director Michael C. Dawson featured in The New York Times

Professor Dawson was featured in The New York Times on-line opinion blog Room for Debate piece titled, "What Could the Fed Do to Address Inequality?"

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Arts + Public Life and CSRPC Announce 2014-15 Artists-in-Residence

The University of Chicago's Arts and Public Life initiative and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture have chosen three artists for its 2014-15 artist-in-residence program: sound artist Ayana Contreras, new media artist James T. Green and visual artist David Leggett.

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2014 SHINE Conference to Focus on HIV Elimination

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and SHINE Network invite you to: "One Step Closer To HIV Elimination: Voices from the Next Generation of Advocates, Practicioners and Researchers." Friday, November 7, 2014, 9 am - 1pm. Free and open to the public.
 

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Report: black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than whites

According to an analysis by Pro Publica, black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white male counterparts.

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Coming Soon, a Century Late: A Black Film Gem

Prof. Jacqueline Stewart explains the interracial production process of 1913 film featuring a black cast and found in MoMA archives

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CSRPC’s Annual Public Lecture with Danny Glover | 5/4/2014

This year's CSRPC Annual Public Lecture with Danny Glover took place on May 4, 2014. Please click here for our video recording of the event.

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UChicago Assistant Professor, Adrienne Brown, examines The role of skyscrapers in shifting attitudes

In its early years, the skyscraper was mesmerizing in the way it shifted our perspective and challenged us to re-conceptualize the world. It said: You recognize the view near the ground, now try it from the 10th floor, the 15th floor and beyond.

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Free Jazz Jam Session with the Microcosmic Sound Orchestra

Chicago’s Only Creative Improvised Music Jam Session Returns. Sonic Healing Ministries Weekly Sunday Services resume at University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator in Washington Park, as part of 2013/14 Arts + Public Life/Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Artist in Residence David Boykin’s residency program.

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Arts + Public Life/CSRPC Artists-in-Residence 2013/14 Announced

The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program.

The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program. The new artists-in-residence are musician and composer David Boykin; poet and visual artist Krista Franklin; and artist, designer and educator Andres Hernandez.The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program. The new artists-in-residence are musician and composer David Boykin; poet and visual artist Krista Franklin; and artist, designer and educator Andres Hernandez. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/10/02/new-artists-residence-contribute-innovation-diversity-arts-initiative#sthash.bZwYXQwD.dpuf
The University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, has selected three artists for its 2013–14 artist-in-residence program. The new artists-in-residence are musician and composer David Boykin; poet and visual artist Krista Franklin; and artist, designer and educator Andres Hernandez. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/10/02/new-artists-residence-contribute-innovation-diversity-arts-initiative#sthash.bZwYXQwD.dpuf
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BYP MEMO: Youth of Color Experience Higher Levels of Gun Violence

Report Greater Support for Increased Gun Restrictions.

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What’s next for the black left?

Excerpt from “Blacks in and out of the Left” by Dr. Michael C. Dawson, published by Harvard University Press. Copyright © 2013 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College

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CSRPC Fellow Traci Parker Succesfully Defends History Thesis

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture extends hearfelt congratuations to Dissertation Fellow, Traci Parker, on her succesful defense of her Ph.D thesis in History on Monday, July 8th, 2013. Well Done Dr. Traci Parker!

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