Education: A RaceB4Race Symposium

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Education: A RaceB4Race Symposium

The fourth RaceB4Race symposium will focus on 'Education' because it sits at the heart of our attempts to rebuild premodern studies within an actively antiracist framework. Our ten speakers will interrogate how we teach our fields, why we teach our fields and whom we implicitly and explicitly include and exclude in the process. For if we remember that Stuart Hall was dissuaded from becoming a medievalist and Toni Morrison an early modernist, then we must face the force of education’s push and pull with BIPOC students.

RaceB4Race is brought to life by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in partnership with The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities at Arizona State University. RaceB4Race is underwritten by the Hitz Foundation.

Registration opens November 23, 2020 at 9 a.m. MST.



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Invited speakers

  • Andrea Myers Achi (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Barbara Bordalejo (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Tarrell R. Campbell (Saint Louis University)
  • Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College)
  • Eric L. De Barros (Old Dominion University)
  • Brenna Duperron (Dalhousie University)
  • Mariam A. Galarrita (University of California, Riverside)
  • Nedda Mehdizadeh (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Adrienne Merritt (St. Olaf College)
  • Ian Smith (Lafayette College)

Coffee talks

RaceB4Race is not just a conference series, it is also a professional development and network community. Although RaceB4Race Education will be held virtually, we want to preserve the space for these conversations. These coffee talks will be informal — imagine all of us gathered around the coffee station, eating donuts between the presentations.

To generate an engaging conversation, coffee talks will be limited to 12 registrants. In an effort to allow everyone who wants to participate a chance to get a spot, please only register for one coffee talk session. Spots in these sessions will be first come first serve. If interest in these sessions is significant, we will open more coffee-talk sessions.

These sessions are primarily intended for early career researchers.


RaceB4Race raffle

Everyone who registers for at least 1 session of RaceB4Race Education before December 31, 2020 will be entered into a raffle for a RaceB4Race Education notebook, a printed program and some other fun swag! Winners will receive an email in the beginning of January requesting a mailing address.

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Leah Newsom
Jan 23 2021 - 12:00am
Online Event