Spring 2017

Monday, April 3, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

WISIR Reading Group
Our text will be Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011), Introduction and Chapter 1. Refreshments served. Smith Hall 40A.

Monday, April 10, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Distinguished Lecture: Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University. “Immigration in the African American Mind: Reverse Racial Triangulation and Proxy Representation, 1830-1945.” Refreshments served. The Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485.

Monday, April 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Discussion Group with Professor Tillery. Refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Autumn 2015

Monday, October 26, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

WISIR Reading Group.
Our text will be Christopher J. Lebron, “The Problem of Social Value,” Chapter 2 of The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 43-71. Drinks and refreshments served. Smith Hall 40A.

Monday, November 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Distinguished Lecture: Christopher J. Lebron, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Yale University. “Black Love and Black Rage in America: The Burden of Hope.” Light Lunch Served. The Smith Room, Suzzallo Library, Room 324.

Monday, November 2, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Discussion Group with Professor Lebron. Drinks and refreshments served. Smith Hall 40A.

Winter 2016

Monday, January 25, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

WISIR Reading Group
Our text will be Natalie Matsuoka and Jane Junn, The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), Introduction, Chapter 1, and Chapter 5 (pp. 1-35, 122-155). Drinks and refreshments served. Smith Hall 40A.

Monday, February 1, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Distinguished Lecture: Jane Junn, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California. “A Spatial Theory of Racial Identity in U.S. Politics: Two Applications of the Racial Prism of Group Identity Model.” Light lunch served. The Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485.

Monday, February 1, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Discussion Group with Professor Junn. Drinks and refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A.

Spring 2016

Monday, April 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

WISIR Reading Group
Our text will be Michael Dawson, “Katrina and the Nadir of Black Politics,” in Not In Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), Chapter 2 (pp. 21-62). Drinks and refreshments served. Smith Hall 40A.

Monday, April 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Distinguished Lecture: Michael C. Dawson, John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago. “Support for Reparations in the Early 21st Century.” Light lunch served. The Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485.

Monday, April 18, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Discussion Group with Professor Dawson. Drinks and refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A.

Wednesday, May 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Postdoctoral Prize Lecture: Kirstine S. Taylor, Postdoctoral Lecturer in Political Science and WISIR Postdoctoral Prize Fellow, University of Washington. “The Alchemy of Racial Innocence.” Light lunch served. The Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485.

Wednesday, May 18, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Year-End Reception. Drinks and refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A.

Autumn 2016

Monday, October 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

WISIR Reading Group
Our text will be Cristina Beltrán, The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), Introduction and Chapter 4 (pp. 3-19, 99-128). Refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A. Co-sponsored by the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE).

Monday, October 17, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Distinguished Lecture: Cristina Beltrán, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director of Latino Studies, New York University. “When Passion Trumps: The Latino Vote in 2016 and the Republican Melodrama of Loss.” Refreshments served. The Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485. Co-sponsored by the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE).

Monday, October 17, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Discussion Group with Professor Beltrán. Refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A. Co-sponsored by the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE).

Winter 2017

Monday, January 23, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

WISIR Reading Group
Our text will be Phillip Ayoub, When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility, Chapters 1 and 2. Refreshments served. Smith Hall 40A.

Monday, January 30, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WISIR Distinguished Lecture: Phillip Ayoub, Assistant Professor of Politics, Drexel University. “When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility.” Refreshments served. The Petersen Room, Allen Library, Room 485.

Monday, January 30, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Discussion Group with Professor Ayoub. Refreshments served. The Olson Room, Gowen 1A.