Public Programming & Series
CSRPC hosts guest lectures, conferences, workshops, seminars, artistic residencies and exhibitions, film screenings and social events throughout the year. Our Annual Public Lecture features distinguished public intellectuals whose work promotes engaged thought and scholarship around the topics of race and ethinicity within the public sphere. The Center runs a number of projects and series that create an ongoing conversation about crucial topics and critical areas of study in race and ethnicity. We partner with faculty and students as well as other campus centers, departments, student groups, community organizations and Chicago cultural institutions to provide even more opportunities to discuss race and ethnicity in various contexts.
All of our events are held on site at 5733 South University, free, and open to the public unless noted otherwise in the calendar listing.
CSRPC’s long-standing artists-in-residence program evolved into an on-going collaboration with the University’s Arts + Public Life Initiative (APL). Since 2011, CSRPC and APL have hosted individual artists through the Artists-in-Residence program and interdisciplinary partnerships through the Crossing Boundaries Prize. These residency programs are open to Chicago-based artists and groups whose work explores issues of race, politics and culture. Both programs advance the opportunities available to artists who are underrepresented in the Chicago and national arts scenes.
Read about the program and our current cohort of resident artists here.
CRES Talks: Conversations on Race and Ethnicity
The program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) present a speaker series designed to bring to campus scholars and writers whose work is currently being taught at UChicago. This series invites current CRES majors and minors, interested students and members of the general public to join us for in-depth conversations—bringing topics discussed within the confines of the classroom into an open forum.
Find more information here.
Annual Public Lecture
Our Annual Public Lecture features distinguished public intellectuals whose work promotes engaged thought and scholarship around the topics of race and ethinicity within the public sphere.
See an archive of former lectures here.
Annually, the Center provides support to faculty affiliates to mount mini-conferences on topics related to their research interests. These small conferences are meant to bring together academics, policy-makers, students and community members from across the globe around specific issues with the hope of initiating important discussions and collaborative efforts that might be sustained over an extended period.
Learn about current and upcoming faculty-driven conferences and projects here.
Campus and Civic Partnerships
The Center supports and sponsors a number of public programs geared towards promoting an investigation of the ties between race, ethnicity and culture. These events are often co-sponsored with University of Chicago Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), other campus centers and academic units, as well as community-based institutions.
Find more information here.
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