Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity (SOC 3321)

The Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity (CSRE) workshop's purpose is to provide a forum to disseminate knowledge and facilitate dialogue among graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars working on or interested in research about contemporary studies related to race & ethnicity. Though the Sociology department hosts the workshop, we seek to bring scholars together across disciplines to explore topics such as ethno-racial hierarchies, racial attitudes, and intergroup relations, as well as the role of race in institutions, politics, and everyday life. The workshop will foster both a learning and collaborative space in which participants can circulate and garner feedback on works in progress, including dissertation chapters, proposals, journal article submissions, conference papers, and practice job talks.

Issues of race, class, and politics are at the fore of the national, and arguably, global, consciousness at the moment. It is extremely important to create spaces for thoughtful and nuanced discourse about these topics that lead to substantive interrogations of not only the assumptions and beliefs embedded in the works presented at the CSRE workshop, but also those held by members in attendance.

The workshop is primarily focused on the United States; however, we welcome and encourage comparative work as well as research that explore issues of race and ethnicity in other countries.

Faculty Sponsors Lawrence D. Bobo, Jim Sidanius, Ellis P. Monk, Jr.
Workshop Coordinators Nadirah Farah Foley, Mari Sanchez
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Nadirah Farah Foley Graduate Student 
Mari Sanchez Graduate Student