CRC Conference/ Photo by Wenshuang Hao 

CRC Conferences

Stanford Conference: Race and the Speculative (2023)

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 of Race and the Speculative acknowledges our role as critics and artists who provide guiding insights toward telling new stories and histories even as we imagine alternative futures. 

University of Chicago Conference: Reimagining the University - Race and Freedom (2023)

Join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) to examine the intersections of race, white supremacy, social justice, and freedoms as they are practiced and censured within and beyond the context of the 21st century university. Let's collectively reimagine the university and consider and critique questions such as:

  • What does it mean to practice freedom?
  • What is the role of “race" and other social statuses/structures in determining whose knowledge, expertise, experiences, and access to freedom counts?
  • What is the relationship between white supremacy culture and the practice/protection of freedoms?
  • How does campus culture, policy and climate engage, uplift, protect, suppress, patrol, or censure knowledge, experience, and knowers, particularly from marginalized and oppressed communities and positionalities?