Genealogies: A RaceB4Race Symposium | Sept 22-24

September 6, 2022 by Communications

September 22-24, 2022 | University of Toronto | Seeley Hall
Organized by Prof. Urvashi Chakravarty and Liza Blake
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What are the genealogies of racial formation? How do our histories of race-making, of imperialism and enslavement, live on in our present moment? What does it mean to excavate the historical, cultural, and political genealogies of race, and what does such a methodology look like? This symposium explores the multi-layered and interwoven strands of premodern racial formation. Even as it unfolds the critical genealogies that scaffold our understanding of race today, it places pressure on the intellectual and disciplinary conventions that will continue to inform our future.

Invited speakers 

  • Afua Cooper (Dalhousie University)
  • Wallace Cleaves (University of California - Riverside)
  • Kyle Grady (University of California - Irvine)
  • Miles Grier (CUNY: Queen's College)
  • Nicole Lopez-Jantzen (CUNY: Borough of Manhattan Community College and Graduate Center)
  • Mira 'Assaf Kafantaris (Butler University)
  • Hassana Moosa (King's College London)
  • Nicole Spigner (Northwestern University)
  • Tamara Walker (Barnard College)
  • Jack Weigand (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

More information and detailed schedule at the registration site. If you are planning on coming in person, please register ASAP so we can plan accordingly!