Racism, Anti-Racism, and the Academic Disciplines: What is to be Done? ♥
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Racism, Anti-Racism, and the Academic Disciplines: What is to be Done?
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration, American Studies, and Political Science, Yale University
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
From the speaker:
“Like law enforcement, health care, urban planning, finance, and other modern sites of regulation, the academic disciplines have played a foundational role in the elaboration of white supremacy. The legacies of Eugenics, IQ testing, and a broad range of hereditarian logics of valorization and disposability continue to press upon the academic disciplines today. Celebrations of “racial colorblindness,” race neutrality, and even diversity have not displaced these inheritances. These traditions shape research designs in sociology and political science. They constitute the interpretive practices and organization of art history, literary studies, musicology and other humanistic fields. They influence the periodization and privileged regions of study within history, geography, and anthropology. They shape the trajectory of biomedical research, and the organization of subfields and research paradigms in psychology and economics. Yet an important body of scholarship and critique, evident in the work of figures including W.E.B. DuBois, Toni Morrison, Dorothy Roberts, Edward Said, Kimberle Crenshaw, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Charles Mills and many others, have contested these traditions, and reimagined the production of knowledge outside of these parochial constraints.”
About the speaker:
Daniel Martinez HoSang is an associate professor of ethnicity race and migration and American studies and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science and serves on the Education Studies Advisory Committee at Yale University. His forthcoming books include A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone (University of California Press, fall 2021); Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that Covid Lays Bare (Haymarket Press, Spring 2021, co-edited with Kimberele Crenshaw). HoSang is the co-author (with Joseph Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and the author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2011 James A Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians. He is the co-editor of three volumes: Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines (with Kimberle Crenshaw, Luke Harris and George Lipsitz) University of California Press, 2019; Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice (co-edited with Ramon Gutiérrez and Natalia Molina), University of California Press, 2019; and Racial Formation in the 21st Century (with Oneka LaBennett and Laura Pulido) University of California Press, 2012). HoSang supports a summer community organizing training program for undergraduate students in conjunction with the Alliance for a Just Society, and a research and advocacy project on Public Reconstruction and organizing campaigns for public goods. He has a long record of collaboration with community-based organizations and labor unions as a trainer, board member, and advisor with groups including the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), the Alliance for a Just Society, Oakland Kids First!, the Partnership for Safety and Justice, and Forward Together. He is a board member of the African American Policy Forum and the Connecticut Bail Fund. Through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, he has taught seminars for K-12 public school teachers on anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy, and works with teachers and youth organizing groups in Connecticut on teaching about racism and racial justice in the K-12 curriculum through the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 2017, HoSang was an associate professor (and department head) of ethnic studies and political science at the University of Oregon. He received his bachelor’s in history from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California. HoSang serves as faculty advisor to Racial Capitalism and Carceral State Working Group. He has served on dissertation and exam committees for students in the fields of political science, sociology, English, comparative literature, anthropology, American studies, and history. His recent undergraduate courses include Afro-Asian Formations of Race, Community Organizing Theory and Practice (COTAP), and Race, Politics, and the Law.
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