Faculty Research Networks at the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity are faculty-initiated and faculty-driven interdisciplinary research communities that bring together Stanford faculty and visiting scholars to develop individual and collaborative research on race and ethnicity. Each network focuses on a different theme that intersects with race and ethnicity (e.g., health, environment, criminal justice, housing).
2019-2020 Faculty Research Networks
READING RACE NETWORK
English Managing Director at SPARQ
The Reading Race Network consists of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates who are conceptualizing and building a website-based digital toolkit designed to promote racial literacy through critical engagement with multicultural literature. The project aims to help teachers and students uncover, examine, and question race and power in the classroom in both interesting and effective ways. Drawing on the interdisciplinary research about race and ethnicity that has emerged from the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), the toolkit builds on the basic premise that race is not a thing that people have or are, but rather actions that people do as they interact with one another and the world. When it is completed, the toolkit will be hosted by Stanford SPARQ.
2018-2020 Faculty Research Networks
AFTERMATHS OF SLAVERY
Graduate Student Coordinator:
Emily Greenfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What have been the long-term impacts of slavery after formal abolition? In a range of historical contexts we seek to explore the memory of slavery in the longue durée. The network will be comparative, incorporating Atlantic, Indian and Mediterranean worlds (among others), in ancient and modern periods. There will be some emphasis on Cape slavery in South Africa (1653-1834) as a relatively neglected element within comparative slave studies.