CCSRE Conference: Race and the Speculative

Fri January 27th 2023, 9:15am - 6:30pm PST
Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Event Sponsor
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

CCSRE is hosting the "Race and the Speculative" conference as part of the Centering Race Consortium (CRC), a multi-university partnership that includes the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) at Yale University. The Consortium is made possible through a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

As we witness ongoing racial violence, attacks on race and ethnic studies programs, and an intensification of racialized political discourse, re-imagining how best to organize our communities, our institutions, and our societies is an urgent pursuit. Our conference theme acknowledges our role as critics and artists who provide guiding insights toward telling new stories and histories even as we imagine alternative futures. We ask how critical insights and scholarship about racial formation and racial justice can enhance our capacities to imagine alternative—that is, fairer—ways of interacting and organizing as communities and institutions.

The conference has been organized by CCSRE Director Paula Moya and MTL PhD candidate Alberto Quintero. Design is by Alberto Quintero. All conference events will be held at the Stanford Humanities Center.

Day 1 Sessions:

  • 9:15 am Panel 1: Race and Speculative Fictions: Between Deciphering and Speculating
  • 12:45 pm Artist Conversations with Rivers Solomon and Trinh Mai
  • 3:00 pm Panel 2:
  • 5:00 pm Keynote Lecture with Ramón Saldívar