Spring 2023 Events

March 23: Philip V. McHarris

Beyond the Market: Black and Indigenous Approaches to Social Housing and Collective Land Share


March 28: Adom Getachew

Africa Reimagined: British West African Periodicals and the Rise of Garveyism

Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science and presented by the Nicholson Center for British Studies


April 6: Mark Rifkin

Enfamilyment, Political Orders, and the Racializing Work of Scale


April 14: Valerie C. Johnson

State Legislative Gag Orders: The Cost to Democracy and Higher Education

Co-sponsored with the University of Chicago Law School and presented by the Zell Speaker Series on Free Expression


April 20: Kris Manjapra

Maroon Ecologies of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, 1860-1930


April 21-22: Lauren Berlant Graduate Student Conference

Power over Life and Death: Feminism, Abolition, and the State

Organized by Daniel Epstein, Kit Ginzky, and Helen Galvin Ross and 3CT with support from the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago; the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture’s Reimagining the University: Race and Freedom Initiative; the Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity; the Department of Political Science; the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights; Human Rights Lab; the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; University of Chicago Graduate Council; the Franke Institute for the Humanities; and International House Global Voices Program


April 24: The Ayotomi Project

Performances by DJ Neurys and Robe L. Ninho

Supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture’s Reimagining the University grant


May 4: Alaina Roberts

Reconciliation in the Heart of Indian Country?: A Journey Through Identity


May 10: Psalm One

The Art of Talking Trash: Hip-Hop and Invective Poetry in the 21st Century

Co-sponsored with the Department of Music, Department of Classics, and Program in Creative Writing


May 15: Community Commemoration

The South Side’s Sit-in: 1943

In partnership with the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project, the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference


May 16: Awi’nakola

Regenerating Land and Culture, a gathering of art and ideas

Supported by the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry; Office of the Provost; and Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society; and by the Center for Native Futures. Additional support for the Awi’nakola artists’ visit is provided by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Watershed: Art + Ecology


May 18: Teresa Montoya & SJ Zhang

Tracing Relations: Cultivating Connections between Blackness and Indigeneity at UChicago


May 19: Moya Bailey, Brooklyne Gipson, & AE Stevenson

Online, Everyone Knows You Hate Women: A Roundtable on Misogynoir

Presented in partnership with the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality


June 1: Audra Simpson

Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow