Spring 2018 “Race and Trauma”

Curated by Cathy J. Cohen (Interim Director, CSRPC; David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science) and Marcus Lee(workshop coordinator, PhD student in political science).

In May 2018, UChicago Medicine’s Trauma Care Center will hold its grand opening. The long-awaited facility is the product of a multi-year community mobilization project, demanding urgent care services to Chicago’s Southside; the center will be the first of its kind in the area, giving victims of traumatic events on the Southside closer options for emergency treatment. To commemorate the opening of the center, the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies workshop is partnering with the Trauma Center to convene a series entitled “Race & Trauma.” Specifically, the series will cover the historical, cultural, and political processes that undergird, mitigate, or otherwise concern racial differences in exposure to trauma. Please see our schedule below.

Image credit/description: Chicago Tribune, Veronica Morris-Moore protests with other members of the Trauma Center Coalition at the UChicago medical campus.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

“Wrassling Beneath the Racial Contract: Baldwin and Mills on the Internalization of Racist Ideology”

Paul Cato (PhD student in Committee on Social Thought)


Thursday, April 12, 2018

“Written on Their Hearts: Religious Conceptions of Literacy Under Slavery”

Kit Shields (PhD Candidate in Divinity)


Thursday, April 19, 2018

“Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Geographic Access to Trauma Care: An Exploration of America’s Urban Trauma Deserts”

Elizabeth Tung (Instructor of Medicine and Practicing Internist in the Section of General Internal Medicine at UChicago)


Thursday, May 10, 2018

“Racial Trauma Care in the Twentieth Century”

Emilio Comay del Junco (PhD Candidate in Philosophy and Social Thought) and Korey Garibaldi (Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame)


Thursday, May 24, 2018

“To Witness Black Death: The Politics of African American Routinized Cultural Trauma”

Jasmine Benjamin (PhD Candidate in Political Science)


Thursday, May 31, 2018

“Seeking Care in Crisis: Medicaid Access in a Post-ACA Era”

Robert Vargas (Assistant Professor of Sociology at UChicago)


The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) is pleased to host the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop at 5733 South University Avenue.  Most meetings will be held on alternate Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, in the first floor Seminar Room, unless otherwise noted.* 

This venue is physically accessible and has a gender-neutral restroom. Please contact the workshop coordinator with any questions or accommodation requests.