July 2016 | GenForward: A Survey of the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
The Black Youth Project (BYP) has started a monthly nationally representative survey of young adults 18-30. Known as GenForward, the project will be surveying Millennials each month with oversamples of Black and Latinx young adults, and a smaller over sample of Asian-American young adults. The BYP is committed to producing data that allows us to look at race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality as they intersect. You can find data, reports, fact sheets and other materials at genforwardsurvey.com.
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.
June 16-18, 2016 | UChicago Alum and CRES Graduate Jasmine Hebel at 2016 “Console-ing Passions” Conference
Winter '16 CRES graduate Jasmine Hebel presents on “#Blackwomanhoodonline: Examining Images and Stereotypes of Black Women in Digital Spaces” at Notre Dame's 2016 "Console-ing Passions, an International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism".
CHICAGO (June 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. Resonant Objects showcases the breadth of production by Chicago-based artists Greg Bray, Aquil Charlton, and Nazafarin Lotfi during their participation in the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artists-in-Residence Program. On view from July 8 until August 28, 2016 at the Logan Center Gallery and at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, Resonant Objects features works that examine the artists’ shared interest in the social and spatial conditions of their surroundings.
Faculty Affliate Emily Lynn Osborn receives a 2016 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
May 19, 2016 | CSRPC faculty Affiliate Melissa Gilliam appointed to leadership position within the Office of the Provost
CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Melissa L. Gilliam, Ellen H. Block Professor in Health Justice, has been appointed Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity. Professor Gilliam will provide leadership in advancing the University’s development of scholars at all stages of the academic career ladder. She will work to address the campus climate and the quality of faculty experiences at the University. Professor Gilliam will address issues of recruitment and retention. She will also work with colleagues across the institution guiding and coordinating policies and practices to increase accountability and progress in diversifying the University’s faculty and students, and creating an inclusive and equitable campus. A pediatric and adolescent gynecologist, Gilliam has shown remarkable leadership as Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Biological Sciences Division and as director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3).
SPR 2016 | Updates on current and past CSRPC fellows, teachers and coordinators
Several current and past CSRPC fellows, teachers, and coordinators have started jobs or received and accepted job offers in the past year. Frequent teacher and support staff member Claudia Sandoval began a tenure-track position in Political Science at Loyola Marymount University, where she will be joined in September by Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Sylvia Zamora, who will be an Assistant Professor in Sociology. 2014-15 CSRPC Residential Fellow Sam Perry is finishing his first year as Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. 2014-15 CSRPC Dissertation Fellow Christopher Dingwall is a postdoctoral fellow at the Jackman Institute at the University of Toronto. Former CSRPC-CSGS Dissertation Fellows Korey Garibaldi (2014-15) and Ainsley LeSure (2012-13) will start tenure-track jobs in the fall, Garibaldi in the History Department at Notre Dame University and LeSure in the Department of Politics at Occidental College. 2014-15 CSRPC Dissertation Fellow Marcelle Medford-Lee, who also taught and served as preceptor for CRES, will begin a two-year C3 postdoctoral fellowship at Connecticut College in the fall; current CSRPC Residential Fellow and frequent CRES teacher Diana Schwartz will begin a two-year Mellon Fellowship at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Americas at the same time. And Allison Harris, currently a Pre-Doctoral Fellow for Excellence through Diversity in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, will begin a postdoctoral research associateship in the Department of Politics at Princeton this fall and will start as an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Penn State in 2017.
The University of Chicago presented plans for a new arts center and a public pavilion to residents of Washington Park at a community meeting hosted by 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell at the Arts Incubator on April 6.
Theaster Gates, professor of visual arts and director of Arts + Public Life at UChicago and CSRPC Faculty Affiliate, said a currently vacant brick and terra cotta building adjacent to the Arts Incubator in the 300 block of East Garfield Boulevard would be renovated to become the Green Line Arts Center, a new hub for music, dance, theater and film production. A vacant lot at 335-355 E. Garfield Blvd. would be transformed into public green space that would house an open-air pavilion structure. The projects are dependent on donor support.
Mar. 3, 2016 | 2013-14 APL/CSRPC Artist-in-Residence, Andres Hernandez, receives PXSTL Design-Build Commission
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis today announced that architect Amanda Williams and artist/educator Andres L. Hernandez have won the competition for the 2015–17 iteration of PXSTL, a design-build commission for a temporary structure that will transform a vacant lot into the site of community-based programs and events.
A total of 18 faculty members recently have received named professorships or have been named distinguished service professors. Among those, Melissa L. Gilliam, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics, has been named the Ellen H. Block Professor in Health Justice. Philip Bohlman, the Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and in the College, has been named the Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History. And, Justin Driver, Professor of Law, has been named the Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law.
A new partnership between the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative and the Harris School of Public Policy will bring together artists, policymakers, faculty and students to design and implement new approaches to urban development. Renowned artist and UChicago faculty member Theaster Gates will lead the joint enterprise, which merges Arts + Public Life’s Place Lab with Chicago Harris’ Cultural Policy Center under the Place Lab name.
Chicago, along with many other cities around the world, has turned to mixed-income housing as a strategy to provide better homes for low-income residents. That approach, examined in a new book co-authored by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Prof. Robert Chaskin, will be the topic of a discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at the Newberry Library. The event, “Integrating the Inner City: Chicago Public Housing Past, Present and Future,” will feature a conversation with Chaskin, professor and deputy dean for strategic initiatives at the UChicago School of Social Service Administration, and Mark Joseph, associate professor at Case Western University. The discussion is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
On Dec. 1, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the creation of a task force to review the system of accountability, oversight and training that is currently in place for Chicago’s police officers. The Task Force on Police Accountability will recommend reforms to the current system to improve independent oversight of police misconduct, ensure officers with repeated complaints are identified and evaluated appropriately, and establish best practice for release of videos of police-involved incidents.
Published in November of 2015 by the University of California Press, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is the first book dedicated to the films and filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of African, Caribbean, and African American independent film and video artists that formed at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Black Youth Project, led by CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Cathy Cohen, has just released the first ever "Black Millenials in America" report.
Please join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture in congratulating the faculty members whose initiatives will be supported by the center and take place during the first half of its 20th anniversary year (2016). We thank our faculty for their thoughtful and timely proposals, and we look forward to supporting and participating in the exciting projects they will undertake.
The National Academy of Medicine on October 19, 2015 announced that Profs. Melissa Gilliam and David Meltzer have been elected to membership in the Academy.
Dwight Hopkins, Professor in the School of Divinity, is one of three editors of the newly released book, Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis. The book's goal is to develop best practices to form, teach, and train leaders of faith communities to lead in a transnational world.