Tag: Race

Class, Race & Ethnicity in South African Social Movements

Ari Sitas
Class, Race & Ethnicity in South African Social Movements
November 22, 1993, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Voice and Gesture in South Africa's Revolution: Workers' Theater and Performance
November 23, 1993, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
VHS: 11/22/1993

The Historical Construction of Race and Racism in the US

Eric Foner
Who is an American? Race and Nationality in American History
November 8, 1995, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Seminar for Faculty & Students
November 9, 1995, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science
Panel: Current Historical Approaches to Race and Racism
November 10, 1995, 12:30PM, 8417 Social Science
VHS: 11/8/1995 & 11/10/1995

The Historical Construction of Race and Racism in the US

David Roediger
White Looks: Hairy Apes, True Stories and Limbaugh's Laughs
November 10, 1995, 12:00PM, 19th Floor Van Hise
Seminar for Faculty & Students
November 14, 1995, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science
Panel: Current Historical Approaches to Race and Racism
November 19, 1995, 12:30PM, 8417 Social Science
VHS: 11/10/1995 & 11/13/1995

Unequal Freedom: Race and Gender in the Shaping of American Citizenship and Labor

Evelyn Nakano Glenn
"Universalism and Exclusion in American Citizenship"
October 16, 2001, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Freedom and Coercion in the American Labor System"
October 17, 2001, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 18, 2001, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

US American Democracy and the Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Lucius Outlaw
"US American Democracy and the Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Through the Eyes of Tocqueville"
November 19, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"US American Democracy and the Challenges of Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Through the Eyes of Ralph Ellison"
November 20, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
November 21, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Lucius T. Outlaw is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the African American Studies Program at Vanderbilt University. His principal areas of specialization are African Philosophy, African-American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, the History of Philosophy, and Social and Political Philosophy. Professor Outlaw is the author of over fifty articles, and On Race and Philosophy (Routledge, 1996). He is currently working on a volume titled In Search of Critical Social Theory in the Interest of Black Folk.

Unequal Outcomes: The Production of Inequality in New Economic Times

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Lois Weis
“Re-thinking the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender: Tracking the Making of the New White Working Class in the Final Quarter of the Twentieth Century”
Tuesday, February 20, 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham
"Engaging research across difference: Towards a critical theory of method in shifting times"
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 pm, 8147 Social Science
Public Seminar: "Dueling banjos: Research on youth cultural vibrancy versus that on the 'sorting machine'"
Thursday, February 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

There is one reading specifically for the Thursday seminar that is available upon request.

Lois Weis is Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is the author and/or editor of numerous books and articles relating to race, class, gender, schooling and the economy. Her most recent volumes include Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class (Routledge, 2004) and Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, race and gender in United States Schools (edited with Michelle Fine, SUNY Press, 2005). She sits on numerous editorial boards and is past President of the American Educational Studies Association.

Race and Region in the Making of the Modern Right

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Nancy Maclean
“Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace”
Tuesday, March 20, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“Southern Dominance in Borrowed Language: The Regional Origins of American Neo-Liberalism”
Wednesday, March 21, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Public Seminar: “Neo-Confederacy vs. the New Deal: The Regional Utopia of the Modern American Right”
Thursday, March 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Nancy MacLean (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1989) studies the workings of class, gender, race, and region in twentieth-century social movements and public policy. Her first book, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), was named a “noteworthy” book of the year by the New York Times Book Review, and received the Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Owsley Prize from the Southern Historical Association, and the Rosenhaupt Award from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Her most recent book is Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Harvard University Press, 2006). The recipient of an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, the book demonstrates the centrality of the fight for jobs and justice to the black freedom movement, the Mexican American civil rights movement, and the feminist movement, as it reveals new dimensions of conservative opposition to all three. Advancing a new interpretation of U.S. history over the last fifty years, it
shows how the interactions between these groups changed the country.
She is currently completing two books for course use. The Modern Women’s Movement: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, forthcoming 2007), and Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2008). Her articles have appeared in Feminist Studies, Gender & History, In These Times, Labor, Labor History, the Journal of American History, The Nation, and the OAH Magazine of History. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Russell Sage Foundation, as well as Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research and Kaplan Humanities Center, she is one of the department’s several Charles Deering McCormick Professors of Teaching Excellence. MacLean also serves as co-chair of the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies.

On Intersectionalities, Diasporas, and Inequalities

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program and the UW Global Studies Program present
Rose Brewer
Theory and Practice Binds in Intersectional Analyses: Race, Class, and Gender
Tuesday March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
African Diasporas: Shifting Class, Nation, Gender, and Race Realities in the "New Global Order"
Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
State Policies and the U. S. Racial Wealth Divide: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians
Thursday, March 29, 12:20 pm, 8146 Social Science

Dr. Rose M. Brewer is Professor, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, and past chair of the African American & African Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer also holds affiliated appointments in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She received her M.A and Ph.D degrees in Sociology from Indiana University, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. She has written extensively on black families, race, class and gender, and public policy, publishing over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly essays in these areas. She is the editor with Lisa Albrecht of Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances. She is also co-editor of Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice (New York University Press, 2000), with the Social Justice Group, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota. Her most recent co-authored book is The Color of Wealth (The New Press, 2006), which was selected as one of the top l0 books for 2006, receiving the Gustavus-Meyers Book Award for best books on bigotry and human rights.

Professor Brewer’s commitment to undergraduate education and her scholarly achievements have been widely recognized. She is one of ten University of Minnesota faculty recipients of the Morse-Alumni Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She has also received the African American Learning Resources Center Award for Teaching Excellence, among numerous other awards. In 1999 she was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer has spent over a decade working on curriculum transformation and progressive pedagogy, and consults nationally on issues of race, class, and gender in the curriculum.

Rose Brewer defines herself as a scholar-activist. For over a decade, she has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. She has also served on the board of United for a Fair Economy, and is a founding member of the Black Radical Congress.

The U.S. South, the Nation, and the World, 1919-1949

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Glenda Gilmore
“When Jim Crow Met Karl Marx”
Tuesday, April 17, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Nazis and Dixie: African Americans and Fascism”
Wednesday, April 18, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Public Seminar: “Guerrillas in the Good War”
Thursday, April 19, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Readings available upon request

Glenda E. Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and currently the John Hope Franklin Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Her new book Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights will appear in fall of 2007 from W. W. Norton & Company. Her book Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1986-1920 won Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the James A. Rawley Prize, the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and the Heyman Prize. She has appeared frequently on NPR and in PBS Documentaries. Gilmore has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Radcliffe at Harvard University.

On Jim Crow and the Liberal Tradition

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Ira Katznelson
“When Affirmative Action was White”
Tuesday, May 8, 7pm, Pyle Center Room 313
“Southern Nation: Did a ‘Solid South’ Shape American Political Development?”
Wednesday, May 9, 4pm, 8147 Social Science
Public Seminar
Thursday, May 10, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Ira Katznelson (Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1969) is an Americanist whose work has straddled comparative politics and political theory, as well a political and social history. He returned in the Fall 1994 to Columbia, where he had been an assistant and associate professor from 1969-1974. In the interim, he taught at the University of Chicago, chairing its department of political science from 1979 to 1982, and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, where he was Dean from 1983-1989. His most recent books are When Affirmative Action Was White (2005), and Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge after Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (2003). Other books include Black Men, White Cities (1973), City Trenches (1981), Schooling for All (with Margaret Weir, 1985), Marxism and the City (1992), and Liberalism’s Crooked Circle (1996). He has co-edited Working Class Formation (with Aristide Zolberg, 1986), Paths of Emancipation: Jews, States, and Citizenship (with Pierre Birnbaum, 1995), Shaped by War and Trade: International Influences on American Political Development (with Martin Shefter, 2002), Political Science: The State of the Discipline, Centennial Edition (with Helen Milner, 2002), and Preferences and Situations: Points of Intersection Between Historical and Rational Choice Institutionalism (with Barry Weingast, 2005). Professor Katznelson is President of the American Political Science Association for 2005-2006. Previously, he served as President of the Politics and History Section of APSA, President of the Social Science History Association, and Chair of the Russell Sage Foundation Board of Trustees. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Cyborgs & Criminals in the Features of Democracy

Joy James
"Refusing Blackness as Victimization: Trayvon Martin & the Black Cyborgs"
Wednesday, September 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, September 20, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science
"Women & Political Imprisonment: From Rosa Parks to Ramona Afrika"
Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room

JOY JAMES is Presidential Professor of the Humanities and a professor of Political Science at Williams College. Professor James is the author of: Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals; and Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture. Her edited books include: Warfare in the American Homeland; The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings; Imprisoned Intellectuals; States of Confinement; The Black Feminist Reader (co-edited with TD Sharpley-Whiting); and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. She  is completing a book on the prosecution of 20th-century interracial rape cases, tentatively titled “Memory, Shame & Rage.” She has contributed articles and book chapters to journals and anthologies addressing feminist and critical race theory, democracy, and social justice. Professor James is also curator of the Harriet Tubman Literary Circle (HTLC) digital repository, which is part of the University of Texas human rights archives: http://sites.tdl.org/htlc/

Co-sponsored by the Multicultrual Student Center's Institute for Justice Education & Transformation, the Political Science, Afro-American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies Departments, and Global Studies. 


Injustice, Dissent, & the Dark Ghetto

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"Liberalism, Self-Respect, & the Ghetto Poor"
Wednesday, November 28, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Impure Dissent: Hip Hop & the Political Ethics of Marginalized Black Urban Youth”
Thursday, November 29, 4pm, 7191 Helen C. White
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Friday, November 30, 12 noon, 8146 Social Science

TOMMIE SHELBY is Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2005). His research focuses on questions of racial and distributive justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, and Daedalus. He is currently writing a book on race and urban poverty, tentatively entitled “Justice and the Dark Ghetto.” He is also coeditor of the magazine Transition.

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, the Political Science Department, the Afro-American Studies Department and Global Studies.


Fatal Invention: The New Biopolitics of Race

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Dorothy Roberts
“Re-creating Race in the Genomic Age”
Tuesday, April 23, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Wednesday, April 24, 10am, 8108 Social Science
"The New Biopolitics of Race: Why Care?"
Wednesday, April 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

DOROTHY ROBERTS is the fourteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor, and the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at University of Pennsylvania, where she holds appointments in the Law School and Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. Professor Roberts is the author of the award-winning books Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Random House/Pantheon, 1997) and Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books/Civitas, 2002), as well as co-editor of six books on constitutional law and gender. She has also published more than eighty articles and essays in books and scholarly journals, including Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Stanford Law Review. Her latest book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, was published by the New Press in July 2011.

Co-sponsored by Accessing the Intersections, the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the Sociology Department Race and Ethnicity Brownbag, and Global Studies.These events are wheelchair accessible. For additional disability accommodations, please contact havensce@ssc.wisc.edu.

Racecraft: An Elemental Form of American Life

Karen Fields
"Durkheim and Du Bois: 'The Idea of Race and the Idea of Soul'"
Tuesday, October 8, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“Soul and Race in Everyday Rituals of America Life”
Wednesday, October 9, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 10, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the Afro-American Studies Department

is an independent scholar and author. Dr. Fields holds degrees from Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Sorbonne. She is the author of many scholarly articles and these books: With Mamie Garvin Fields, Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir (1982), Revival and Rebellion in Colonial Central Africa (1985), and a full retranslation of Emile Durkheim's greatest book, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1995). With Barbara J. Fields, she has recently published Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (2012), and is currently at work on Bordeaux's Africa. She lives in Richmond Virginia.


Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

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Ian Haney López
“Dog Whistle POLITICS”
Tuesday, November 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“Dog Whistle RACISM”
Wednesday, November 20, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, November 21, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

IAN HANEY LÓPEZ is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. Haney López has published four books, including White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race and Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, New York University, and Harvard, and is currently writing a book entitled Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. In 2011, Haney López received an Alphonse Fletcher Fellowship, awarded to scholars whose work furthers the integration goals of Brown v. Board of Education.

Latino Conservatives: Thoughts on Race, Democracy, and the Right

Cristina Beltrán
“Latino Republicans: Oxymoron or Future of Conservative Movement?”
Tuesday, March 11, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“How Does It Feel? Race, Representation, and Diversity on the Right”
Wednesday, March 12, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Thursday, March 13, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and Chican@/Latin@ Studies

CRISTINA BELTRÁN is associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Currently, she is a Member in the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. A political theorist by training, she is the author of The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (Oxford University Press, 2010). The Trouble with Unity won several awards, including the 2011 Ralph Bunche Award from of the American Political Science Association and Cuba’s Casa de la Américas prize for the best book on the subject of Latinos in the United States. Her work has appeared in Political Theory, Aztlán, Politics & Gender, Political Research Quarterly, the Du Bois Review, Contemporary Political Theory, and various edited volumes. Her current book project uses affect and aesthetic theory to analyze the politics of the Right, particularly the growing presence of Latino conservative organizations and leaders. 



Colin Gordon
"The Fire This Time: Ferguson, St. Louis, and the American City"
Thursday, April 23, 4pm, UW Memorial Union, Old Madison Room (3rd floor), 800 Langdon St.

COLIN GORDON is Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of Iowa.  He is the author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City, which traces the transformation of metropolitan St. Louis in the 20th century, focusing on local regulation of land use, including restrictive deed covenants, real estate restrictions, and municipal zoning; and most recently, Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality, which traces the causes and consequences of economic inequality in the United States. Previous books include New Deals: Business, Labor and Politics, 1920-1935; and Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health in Twentieth Century America. He is a senior research consultant at the Iowa Policy Project, for which he has written a number of reports on health coverage, economic development, and wages and working conditions (including the biennial State of Working Iowa series).  He received his PhD (History) at the University of Wisconsin and previously taught at the University of British Columbia. 

Race, Class and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Satnam Virdee
Workshop on “Racism, Capitalism and the Struggle to be Human”
Thursday, October 13, 6pm, Offices of Freedom Inc., 1810 Park Street
"Racial Formation and the Crisis of Welfare Capitalism"
Monday, October 17, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
"Antiracism and Stretching the Language and Politics of Class"
Tuesday, October 18, 4pm, 3401 Sterling Hall

Co-sponsored by Freedom Inc. 

SATNAM VIRDEE is Professor of Sociology at the University of Glasgow and founding Director of the Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism (CRREN). He is a historical and political sociologist with research interests in racism, class and historical capitalism. He is the author and co-author of 5 books, including most recently Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He will publish a co-authored volume in 2017 (with Stephen Ashe and Laurence Brown) entitled: Britain’s Civil Rights Movement: Black Activism and the Mobilization of Changing Ethnic Identities and a co-edited collection (with Brendan McGeever) entitled Socialism and Antisemitism, 1880-1917


Legacies of Fascism: Race and the Far-Right in the Making of the Cold War

Alexander Anievas
"Reassessing the Cold War and the Politics of the Far-Right: Fascist Legacies and the Origins of the Liberal International Order after 1945"
Tuesday, October 10, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White
"Defending White Supremacy at Home, Projecting Liberalism Abroad: Race, Anti-Communism, and the Making of US Hegemony"
Wednesday, October 11, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White
Open Seminar for students, faculty, and public
Thursday, October 12, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Center for German & European Studies, the Department of History, the Center for Humanities, the International Institute, and the Afro-American Studies Department.

ALEXANDER ANIEVAS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Anievas studies international relations, with a particular focus on the development of non-Eurocentric approaches to international historical sociology and political economy. He has held fellowships at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. He is the author of Capital, the State, and War: Class Conflict and Geopolitics in the Thirty Years’ Crisis, 1914-1945 (University of Michigan Press, 2014), for which he was awarded the Sussex International Theory Book Prize, and co-author (with Kerem Nişancıoğlu) of How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism (Pluto, 2015). He is also the editor or co-editor of five books, including Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the Longue Durée, Cataclysm 1914: The First World and the Making of Modern World Politics, and Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism. He is currently working on a manuscript (with Richard Saull) entitled Legacies of Fascism: Race and the Far-Right in the Making of the Cold War.

READINGS (additional readings available by request; please email Patrick Barrett at barrett@wisc.edu):