The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) is hosting the "Race and the Speculative" conference as part of the 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.
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 Consortium is made possible through a grant from the Mellon Foundation.