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Race, Racism, and Our Institutions and Disciplines

Friday, September 18, 2020, 3-5PM EDT

In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially-motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This second Medieval Academy webinar on race, racism, and medieval studies is one such response. Since many of us are beginning our fall semesters, this webinar investigates race and racism as it appears in our disciplines and institutions, many of which were founded on explicitly racial grounds. The panel is designed to make us think about the structures which uphold bias practices, consider the effects of these practices on students, scholars, and scholarship of the Middle Ages, imagine ways forward, and enact potential subversions to institutionalized habits.

Moderator: Afrodesia McCannon (New York University)

Panelists:
Roland Betancourt (University of California, Irvine)
"Accidentally Byzantine: Training, Research, and Publishing as a Latinx Medievalist"
Tarrell Campbell (St. Louis University)
"Badmen, Gangsters, and Camelot"
Nicole Lopez-Jantzen (Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York)
"Acknowledging Race as, and the Race of, Medieval Historians"
Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University)
"On Conferences"

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Click here to pre-register.

Questions should be submitted in advance. Click here to submit a question.

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