Graduate Conference

The Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship organizes an annual graduate student conference exploring questions of racism and racial formation in comparative perspective. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals (250-500 words) to present works in progress detailing their research on racial inequality, racial representations, institutional racism, migration, and their links to other expressions of power.

The 6th Annual RIC Graduate Student Conference entitled “A Time and a Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective” will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 & Friday, March 3, 2017. This conference will be welcoming panelists from a wide range of universities. As Johns Hopkins University’s only graduate student forum offering thematic engagement with race and racism, this conference promises to foster the continued development of research agendas and methodological approaches that will enable scholars to compare difference and power across time, regions, and disciplinary boundaries in order to identify and explain general patterns and more accurately assess contingencies governing interactions between racism, immigration, and citizenship. Papers may engage with single or multiple cases while also building a set of general theoretical principles, critiques, and research strategies that will have import for the wider Humanities and Social Sciences.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Randolph Persaud of American University, will be presenting a talk entitled “The Political Economy of Coercive Patriotism.”

Details on panel themes and times are posted below, or download the poster here.