Race and Pedagogy Working Group

Race and Pedagogy Working Group website.  

The Race and Pedagogy Working Group at the University of Chicago is a community of scholars and teachers interested in exploring the intersection of pedagogy and racial justice across disciplines.  Our aim is to foster a community of scholars and teachers committed to addressing race as a subject of both practical and theoretical interest in our classrooms.

To that end, we organize events and assemble resources that encourage the cultivation of new pedagogical tools and approaches for thinking about race across the disciplines. We maintain an archive of notes from our discussions together, which you can find here. To find out about our upcoming events, you’re welcome to join our listserv here. To join without a University of Chicago email address, please follow the additional instructions here.) Visit our website by following the link to the right

In 2017-2018, the coordinators of the Working Group are Chaz Lee (leew@uchicago.edu), Eilin Perez (erp1@uchicago.edu) and Amanda Shubert (ashubert@uchicago.edu). We welcome your questions as well as any ideas for future programs.

 

Dec 10, 2015 | The Race and Pedagogy Working Group presents a panel-led discussion inspired by Derald Wing Sue's new book, "Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race" 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon, Oct 9, 2017, at 12pm  |  Teaching Race in the Core: Syllabus Design Workshop 
Led by Mary Denise Robertson and Woo Chan Lee
CSRPC, First Floor Seminar Room
5733 S University Ave

In the Core, instructors and students often encounter canonic objects and interpretive traditions that have explicitly or implicitly racist or sexist assumptions. As instructors, how do we curate and teach these objects and traditions in a way that is inclusive and anti-racist? In this workshop, participants will share their experiences of encountering race in the Core and develop concrete strategies to help students sharpen their critical thinking about race, as it intersects with identities such as gender, class and sexuality. Together, we will examine the racial presuppositions that inform the Core courses we teach and explore approaches to designing syllabi that center race as an object of inquiry. We will be working with sample syllabi from within the university’s Core curriculum in Social Sciences, Humanities, Civilization Studies, and Arts. While the workshop is primarily intended for graduate instructors who have taught or will be teaching in the Core, we eagerly welcome all graduate and undergraduate students who wish to discuss race and the Core. Lunch will be provided. To participate, please register following the instructions below.

Please email mrobertson@uchicago.edu or leew@uchicago.edu with any questions!

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Thu, Mar 2, 2017, at 12pm | "Teaching Race in the Core, A Lunchtime Workshop Series" #2: Classroom Techniques Workshop
Led by Sonia Gomez and Chandani Patel
CSRPC, First Floor Seminar Room
5733 S University Ave

Thu, Feb 16, 2017, at 12pm | "Teaching Race in the Core, A Lunchtime Workshop Series" #1: Syllabus Design Workshop
Led by Madeleine Elfenbein and Woo Chan Lee
CSRPC, First Floor Seminar Room
5733 S University Ave

Tue, Oct 25, 2016, at 4.30pm | Teaching Race: A Faculty Panel 
CSRPC, First Floor Seminar Room
5733 S University Ave

Mon, Jun 6, 2016, at 4pm | Student-led workshop on Racially Inclusive Syllabus & Course Design 
CSRPC, First Floor Seminar Room
5733 S University Ave

Thu, May 26, 2016, at 4.30pm | Discussion of David Theo Goldberg's Are We Postracial Yet?
Center for Identity + Inclusion, Amandla Lounge
5710 S Woodlawn Ave

Tue, May 17, 2016, at 4.30pm | Discussion of Mustafa Emirbayer and Matthew Desmond’s The Racial Order
Center for Identity + Inclusion, Amandla Lounge
5710 S Woodlawn Ave

Thu, Apr 28, 2016, at 4.30pm | Discussion of Thomas Holt's The Problem of Race in the 21st Century
CSRPC, Community Room
5733 S University Ave

Thu, Dec 10, 2015, at 4.30pm | Talking About "Race Talk": A Panel Discussion of Derald Wing Sue's Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence
CSRPC, Community Room
5733 S University Ave

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The Race and Pedagogy Working is supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, with additional support from UChicagoGRAD Development and Diversity and the Chicago Center for Teaching.