As a part of the American Culture Studies' Modern Segregation Program Initiative, Heather Ann Thompson, Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Temple University, and Koritha MItchell, Associate Professor of English, Ohio State University will each a presentation on the theme of "Modern Segregation: Identity, Place and Violence." This is the first of four parts, Introductions, with remarks from AMCS Director and Professor of History, Iver Bernstein, followed by Assistant Professor of History, Sowande' Mustakeem.
As a part of the American Culture Studies' Modern Segregation Program Initiative, Michael Omi, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley, presents a lecture titled, "Racial Classification and the Instability of Race." This is the second of six parts, "On the Problematic Definition of Race in a "Post-Racial" Society."
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For nine days after Michael Brown's death, the Ferguson QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue served as an unlikely public square -- what one graffiti tag declared the "QT People's Park" ("Liberated 8-10-14"). "It's all we have," an early protest organizer declared. Yet its brief political life has ended, and it may now disappear from public memory altogether.
The American Culture Studies Program at Washington University (AMCS) has launched a three-to-five year faculty program initiative on Modern Segregation designed to provide opportunities for collaborative engagement for faculty and students. What are the structures that define Modern Segregation and how are they maintained in the so-called "post-race" era? These questions, already pressing, have taken on an intense urgency in the context of the Ferguson, Missouri crisis and struggles.
"Being Together in Time: The Poetics and Politics of Synchrony"
Elizabeth Freeman, Professor of English, University of California at Davis
Danforth University Center Room 276 @ 4:00 pm
Modern Segregation: Segregated Pleasures and the Comforts of Homogeneity
Linda Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York
Brown Lounge, Brown School of Social Work @ 12:00 pm
AMCS Fall Undergraduate Research Colloquium
Modern Segregation and the City
Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
Brown lounge, Brown School of Social Work @ 12:00 pm