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RICSRE Faculty Seminar Series - "Race Talk Across the Disciplines: Four Stanford Faculty Examine the Semantics of a Troubled Term"

February 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall, Bldg. 460

This event is free and open to all Stanford faculty, graduate students, and CCSRE affiliates. 

What is “race”? What is “ethnicity”? This special panel event, held in conjunction with CCSRE's 20th Anniversary winter quarter theme of “Talking Race,” brings together four CCSRE Faculty members talking about how they understand the terms “race” and “ethnicity” from their own disciplinary perspectives. Participants include Jonathan Rosa (Education), Sylvia Yanagisako (Anthropology), Jennifer DeVere Brody (Theater and Performance Studies), and Matthew Snipp. The panel will be moderated by Paula Moya (English).     

Jennifer DeVere Brody is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She is the author of Impossible Purities Blackness, Femininity and Victorian Culture (Duke University Press 1998) and Punctuation: Art, Politics and Play (Duke University Press 2008), and has taught and published widely in the fields of performance, aesthetics, politics, and subjectivity as well as feminist theory, queer studies, and contemporary cultural studies.

Jonathan Rosa is Assistant Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University. His research theorizes the co-naturalization of language and race as a way of apprehending modes of societal exclusion and inclusion across institutional domains. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as Harvard Educational Review, American Ethnologist, American Anthropologist, The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology News, and The Journal of Adolescent and Adult literacy.

C. Matthew Snipp is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. Professor Snipp has published 3 books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment. His current research and writing deal with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education. 

Sylvia Yanagisako is the Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies and Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. Her research and publications have focused on the cultural processes through which kinship, gender, capitalism, and work have been forged in Italy and the U.S. She has also written about the orthodox configuration of the discipline of anthropology in the U.S. and considered alternatives to it and co-edited the anthology Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle: Reflections on the Disciplining of Anthropology (Duke University Press 2005).

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Co-sponsored by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Sociology, and Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS).

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