Lisa Lowe: “Metaphors of Migration”

Whether as foreign threat or abject victim, the state produces “the migrant” as the limit of national sovereignty, social order, and liberal personhood, even as it seeks to translate the “migrant” into the “immigrant” through various regimes.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson comes to read to read to us from her book: The Star Side of Bird Hill, a novel published by Penguin Press in June 2015 on Thursday, April 18th in Hurst Lounge, Ducker Hall 201.

Sam Fox School names Amy Hauft to lead College & Graduate School of Art

Also names celebrated sculptor Jack Risley to faculty By Liam Otten February 26, 2019March 6, 2019   Amy Hauft (Photo: Courtesy of the artist) Amy Hauft, the Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the College & Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox […]

Rafia Zafar’s “Cooking for civil rights”

Rafia Zafar, of Arts & Sciences, has a new book, “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning,” and Washington University Libraries will host a book talk with Zafar at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Richa Nagar

Richa Nagar’s intellectual, pedagogical and creative labor focuses on writing lives and struggles across the borders of languages, genres, disciplines and geographical locations. Her early work on everyday geographies of gendered and racialized community politics among four Asian communities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is regarded as significant interdisciplinary contribution.

McCune inducted to MLK Collegium of Scholars

Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and of African and African-American studies, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will be inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars during a ceremony April 4 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

University creates Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Chancellor-elect Andrew D. Martin announced the creation of a university wide Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. “The Center… will promote path-breaking research that deepens knowledge and shapes national dialogue; facilitate student learning; and provide an infrastructure for our faculty members to engage in public discourse and policy design both locally and regionally.” Click here to read more about the new Center being led by Vice Provost Adrienne Davis.

Race at the Forefront: Sharpening a Focus on Race in Applied Research

Date: March 28-29, 2019

Location: Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) will host its inaugural conference by convening scholars who study the impact of inequality and structural racism on people of color in the United States. The conference will bring together talented scholars working toward the elimination of racial inequalities in social, economic, and health outcomes.

African Film Festival to feature award-winning films

The 14th annual African Film Festival invites St. Louisans to see eight of Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. Highlights include two Kenyan films, the controversial “Rafiki,” which was banned in its own country, and “Supa Moda,” a family-friendly film that one critic called “the most important superhero movie you’ll see this year.” The festival is free and takes place in Brown Hall over the last weekend in March.