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Read CSRPC’s *NEW* Mission and Vision Statement

Join us as we reimagine the future of our relationships to the campus, city, and world!

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Support CSRPC on Giving Tuesday!

Help sustain our hub of research and incubator of anti-racist practice!

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Gina E. Miranda Samuels, faculty director of CSRPC, promoted to the rank of Full Professor!

Please join CSRPC in congratulating Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels on her promotion to Full Professor, effective January 1, 2023!!

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APL/CSRPC Artists-in-Residence program Applications are now OPEN!

Attend the info session on Oct 5 and apply by Nov 4!

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Call for papers for the Race Working Group

Submit your proposal by Monday, October 10th! 

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CSRPC Welcomes New Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity

A testament to students and community activism

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Artists Lives: Renaldo Hudson and Dr. Tara Betts

Don't miss these exciting conversations with Renaldo Hudson & Dr. Tara Betts

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Winter 2022 Quarterly Newsletter

Winter 2022 Quarterly Newsletter

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WINTER 2022 FACULTY AFFILIATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CSRPC Faculty affiliates may apply for faculty grants for ongoing or new research projects, programming initiatives, and conferences.

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2022 CSRPC MELLON FACULTY GRANTS

Winter Quarter Deadline: TUESDAY, MARCH 15th at 5:00 PM.

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2022 Faculty Affiliate Grantees

CSRPC is pleased to announce the 2022 Faculty Affiliate Grantees!

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2022 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grantees

The CSRPC is pleased to announce the 2022 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grantees!

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CSRPC Statement of Support for the Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity

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What’s New: Reproduction of Race Working Group

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Remembering Timuel Black

1918-2021

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Autumn 2021 Quarterly Newsletter

Our Autumn 2021 Quarterly Newsletter is out! Click to read a message from the director; learn more about our staff, fellows, faculty affiliates, and artists in residence; and find out what events are coming up that you can’t miss!

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Coffee Chat Series: A Bronzeville Community Conversation with Dilla The Chicago Urban Historian and Alderman Sophia King

Join us on Wednesday, October 13th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM!

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2021 ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANTEES

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture (CSRPC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grantees!

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The CSRPC is pleased to announce the winners of our annual essay prizes!

Congratulations to Victoria Bonilla, Selena Spencer, Christopher Valentine, and Pedro Noel Doreste. 

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2022 Annual Public Lecture: Hortense J. Spiller

This year's Annual Public Lecture features Hortense Spillers, a black feminist literary critic.

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Spring 2022 Quarterly Newsletter

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Human Rights Lab and CSRPC Announce 2022-2023 Practitioner Fellows

The Human Rights Lab and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at UChicago are pleased to announce our 2022-2023 Practitioner Fellows! 

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Extended deadline - CSRPC & Mellon Funding opportunities

CSRPC/CSGS FELLOWSHIPS

2022-2023 Fellowships and Funding Opportunities

Deadline: March 28

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APL-CSRPC Artists-in-Residence Program 2.0

APL and CSRPC will temporarily pause the 2022-2023 in-person studio residencies to focus on a 10-year retrospective exhibition celebrating artist alumni in Summer 2022

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Research Bites: Cathy J. Cohen, 11/10, 12PM!

Join us this week for our first Research Bites conversation with Cathy J. Cohen!

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Timuel D. Black Community Solidarity Scholarship deadline June 7th at 11:59PM

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Best Essay in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies by a UChicago Graduate Student

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Were Hiring: CSRPC Multimedia and Marketing Assistant

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CSRPC Announces Inaugural 2021 Practitioner Fellows: Renaldo Hudson And Dr. Tara Betts

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University of Chicago mourns the loss of PhD student, Yiran Fan

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Unrest follows police shooting in Chicago

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Man wounded in shootout with Chicago police in Englewood

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Artist-in-Residence Ben Lamar Gay Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris Explore Soulful Afrofuturist Visions on EarthSeed

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Black Lives Matter Protests: Hope for the Future? (Ep. 49)

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Marc Quinn replaced a recently toppled statue of a slave trader with a sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester

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CanTV presents the Ongoing Fight For Freedom program

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Congratulations to Associate Professor Marci Ybarra, who is the recipient of the 2020 Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring at SSA

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Congratulations to CSRPC Faculty Affiliate, Eve L. Ewing is named a 2020 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. Press Release, National Academy of Education

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Theaster Gates Explores Racial Ideologies and Western Culture in Video Work

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A Statement from the Interim Faculty Director

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UIC professors Anna Guevarra, Michael Jin, and Gayatri Reddy have put together a document with teaching resources against racism

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate, C. Riley Snorton in Vogue magazine

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Out now from the Boston Review, the Reclaiming Populism forum features an opening essay by 3CT fellow Adom Getachew

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APL/CSRPC AIR alum receive grants:  Eliza Myrie and Brittany Leeanne Williams

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How Coronavirus Is Exposing Our Racial Disparities, with Monica Peek

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New Op-Ed by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate, Destin Jenkins in today’s Washington Post

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Take It from an Instructor—Let’s Leave Letter Grades Behind This Spring by Faculty Affiliate, Chris Taylor

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Ryan Jobson and Decolonizing Anthropology

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Summary of all campus coronavirus updates

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UChicago to benefit from $4 million Mellon grant to support collaborative race studies projects across four universities

The University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture is one of four universities that will share a $4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The four-year grant will support collaborative work between centers of race and ethnicity at UChicago, Yale University, Brown University and Stanford University. 

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Darby English to Receive 2020 Book Awards From College Art Association

The "CAA" Award for art criticism is going to CSRPC affiliate Darby English for his book "To Describe a Life: Notes From the Intersection of Art and Race Terror.”

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C. Riley Snorton Named 2020 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence

Faculty affiliate Riley Snorton has been honored and invited by Occidental College to present a public lecture on the "complexities of migrancy across the Black diaspora".  

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CSRPC Artist-In-Residence, Ben Lamar Gay, explores link between writing and music

Folk musician, Ben Lamar Gay is featured in the local newspaper, Hyde Park Herald. He discusses the importance of sound and culture for maintaining community. 

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University of Chicago announces winners of Diversity Leadership Awards

Faculty, alumni and staff honorees demonstrate commitment to justice and equality

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Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.‘s fight for health care equity must continue

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‘We all pay the cost’ of city violence

New book by former University of Chicago professor Dexter R. Voisin ties Chicago violence to centuries of racial repression.

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Big Brains Podcast: The Myths Of Millennial Voters With Cathy Cohen

Cohen’s innovative survey of millennials, GenForward, is a first of its kind. By oversampling young people of color, they investigate differences in responses by race and ethnicity. The data she’s collected gives us a unique window into what millennials are thinking and what they might do in the 2020 election.

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Eve L. Ewing honors MLK Jr. Legacy and Politics

In a new Atlantic piece, Professor Eve L. Ewing reflects on Martin Luther King Jr.'s politics regarding public education and how our current segregated school systems measure up with his beliefs. 

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Congratulations to Theaster Gates for a Crystal Award, at Davos 2020!

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Chicago activist Sarah Gad could be nation’s first formerly incarcerated woman legislator

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Theaster Gates: “Liverpool Has The Complexity Of Race In Its DNA”

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Congratulations to Faculty Affiliate Lauren Berlant

2019 Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature 

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Artist Theaster Gates on the Transformative Power of Art | Time

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New CSRPC 2019-202 Graduate Fellowships, Apply Now!

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Margaret Beale Spencer becomes fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

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CSRPC Faculty affiliate, Jacqueline Stewart 2019 to receive AMIA Preservation Award

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2018/19 Artist-in-Residence Delano Dunn on Exploring Racial Identity Through His Work

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Autumn 2019 Events Calendar

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Field Museum exhibition will highlight Native American women and warriors

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Professor C. Riley Snorton explores overlapping worlds of black and trans communities

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Mass Incarceration Working Group

Check out the Mass Incarceration Working Group! 

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Faculty Affiliate Spotlight: Theaster Gates

CSRPC Faculty affiliate, Thester Gates's Installation will be featured in Prada to open Prada Mode during Frieze week

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Faculty Affiliate Spotlight: Jacqueline Stewart

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate, Jacqueline Stewart feature in Film 50: Chicago's Screen Gems 2019 

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Faculty Affiliate Spotlight: Rachel Galvin

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate, Rachel Galvin "Oliverio Girondo. Decals. Trans." (Please scroll down the long article to "Oliverio Girondo. Decals. Trans. Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod.")

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Sociologist Eve Ewing authors Marvel comic Ironheart

Eve L. Ewing, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, brings to life a superhero from Chicago’s South Side in the new Marvel comic Ironheart, which debuted Nov 28.

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Faculty Affiliates Hold Slavery and Visual Cultures Colloquium

Slavery and Visual Cultures Working Group hold a three day conference in Paris and Nantes to bring together scholars in one of France’s most important slave trading ports.

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Tracye A. Matthews Appointed As Executive Director

Tracye A. Matthews will assume the position of Executive Director for the CSRPC on July 1, 2018.

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CRES and GSS Undergraduates win Ruth Murray Essay Prize

Congrats to Julie Xu for her thesis "Foreign Pleasures: Sex in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Chicago" and to  musa bouderdaben for his project “Narratives of Overruption: An Examination of The Effects of Trauma on Process of Self-Narration"!

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Welcoming Puerto Rican Scholars and Artists

As part of the University Hurricane Irma and Maria Relief Initiative, we will be welcoming students, faculty, and artists to campus.

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WIN 17 | Congratulations to Faculty Grant Winners

We are proud to announce the decisions for the Winter 2018 CSRPC Faculty Grants. Congratulations to everyone for their exciting projects, conferences, and speaker series!

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WIN 17 | University Announces Puerto Rico Relief Initiative with Support from CSRPC

The University of Chicago is launching a CSRPC-led initiative to host students, scholars and artists affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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AUT 17 | Honoring the First Black Woman to Attain PhD

We are proud to support the Monumental Women's project in bringing a statue of Georgiana Rose Simpson - the first Black woman to receive her PhD from the University of Chicago - to campus.

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AUT 17 | Faculty Funding Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce our decisions concerning faculty research grants for ongoing or new research projects, programming initiatives, and conferences.

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Sum 17 | Chicago Center for Teaching’s Excellence in Course Design Award

We're pleased to share that 2016-17 CSRPC Residential Fellow Mary Denise Robertson (Anthropology) recently received Honorable Mention in the CCT's Excellence in Course Design Award for her Spr 2017 CRES course “Race and the Politics of Advertising in South Africa and Beyond.”

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Spr 17 | Congratulations to our CRES majors honored at the College Honors Awards Ceremony!

Mary Blair, Lily Chen, Stephanie Greene, Natalie Richardson, Dhyana Taylor, Zachery Taylor, and Soreti Teshome. Read further for more information.  

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May 10, 2017 | Director of the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture

To: Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture
From: Melissa Gilliam, Vice Provost

I write to announce the appointment of Professor Cathy Cohen as the interim director of the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture (CSRPC)...

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Mar 10, 2017 | Statement on Hate-Based Vandalism at 5733 S. University Ave.

To all the Members of the Community at 5733 S University at CSRPC and CSGS:

By now you may have heard that last night someone posted a racist flyer on the main door of 5733 S University. Similar flyers were also posted elsewhere on campus. The UCPD subsequently apprehended a man who was carrying flyers and spray paint, and whose face was concealed by a bandana. We are told that he was released with a warning for trespassing.

This is not the first time posters like this have been found on campus. We want first of all to affirm to our community that this behavior is unacceptable. 5733 S University is and will remain a place where people from all marginalized communities are welcome and working together in solidarity is core to our missions.  Next week during exam week from 9am to 5pm, all who wish are welcome to come to the Centers’ Community Room to gather in solidarity and to have a quiet, safe space to read, study, and write.

Second, we want to let you know that we are planning a community forum to discuss recent incidents of hate speech on campus and responses to them at 5710 S Woodlawn on March 29th, at 4:30pm.

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

Deadline extended to April 3!  UChicagoGRAD and the School of Social Service Administration invite 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, gwendolynbrooks100.org

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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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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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C Magazine Autumn 2016 | “The Chicago School of Theaster Gates” by Chris Dingwall

2014 CSRPC Dissertation Fellow and contributor to C Magazine, Chris Dingwall, examines CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Theaster Gates' social practice and the meaning of practical rebellion.

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“Organizing the Prisons in the 1960s and 1970s”

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison rebellion in 1971, Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historians, speaks with seven scholars of the carceral state about prisoners’ organizing in the 1960s and 1970s and movements protesting mass incarceration today. This series features three rountable discussions with scholars Dan Berger, Alan Eladio Gómez, Garrett Felber, Toussaint Losier (PhD '13), Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, Tony Platt, and Heather Ann Thompson. 

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AUT 2016 |  Debate on safe spaces and trigger warnings at UChicago

"We believe that part of our 20th Anniversary year has to include not only a serious assessment of the state of race in our city and country, but also continued efforts to address institutional racism and racial conflict in our scholarship and on our campus."

-Professor Michael C. Dawson 
John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College
Director, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

Toward this end, we would like to draw your attention to the recent press on the University of Chicago's stance on safe spaces and trigger warnings, and the response from some students and faculty members. 

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Stewart named Director of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Stewart, Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College, will succeed David Levin as the Director of the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. 

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For Immediate Release | “Resonant Objects” opening Fri, Jul 8, 2016

Logan Center Exhibitions opens show of work by three Chicago-based artists participating in the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artists-in-Residence Program

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Congratulations to our 2016 CRES graduates!

Helena Bassett, Caressa Franklin, Francesca Freeman, Jasmine Hebel, Jeanne Lieberman, Vincente Perez, Bethany Robinson, Riena Yu, and Shubhra Murarka.  Read more for the titles of their BA Papers.

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Emily Lynn Osborn honored for work in the classroom

Faculty Affliate Emily Lynn Osborn receives a 2016 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Melissa Gilliam appointed to leadership position within Provosts Office

CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Melissa L. Gilliam, Ellen H. Block Professor in Health Justice, has been appointed Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity.  

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