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Emerging Scholars of Color Abroad

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Friday, October 16, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm



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Gazette Classification: Ethics,Humanities,Social Sciences
Organization/Sponsor: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies,
Harvard University Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian
Studies, University of Chicago Center for Russia, East Europe, and
Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russian, East
European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan Center for
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at
Austin Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State
University Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana
University, Bloomington Institute of Slavic, East European, and
Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley Russian, East
European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign Russian and East European Institute, Indiana
University, Bloomington Speaker(s): <strong>Ioanida Costache</strong>
<em>Stanford University</em> <strong>Alicia Hernandez-Strong</strong>
<em>Yale University</em> <strong>Rafael Pablo Labanino</strong>
<em>University of Konstanz</em> <strong>Kimberly St.
Julian-Varnon</strong> <em>University of Pennsylvania (GSAS '14)</em>
<strong>Alexa Tignall</strong> <em>University of
California-Berkeley</em> Cost: Free and open to the public. Ticket Web
Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4aRVb3HuT_yiOQEIQ-ofFw
Contact Info: Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian
and Eurasian Studies Harvard University 1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd
Floor • Cambridge, MA 02138 617.495.4037 Harvard Key Required: No
Link: https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/emerging-scholars-color-abroad
Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and
Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Among
the first African Americans to join the American Communist Party and
an important architect of communist approaches to race, racism, and
African American equality, Lovett Fort- Whiteman (1889-1939) was one
of the US citizens convinced (naively, to be sure) that Soviet society
showed the way for overcoming racism in the United States. While
visiting the USSR in 1924, Fort-Whiteman wrote to W.E.B. Du Bois:
"There is a perfect spirit of internationalism here." "Women from the
various Circassian republics and Siberia, men from China, Japan,
Korea, India, etc. all live as one large family, look upon one another
simply as human beings ... Here, life is poetry itself! It is the
Bolshevik idea of social relations, and a miniature of the world of
tomorrow." Communist positions on race and racism have yielded both
successes and failures worldwide since 1917. Despite the mixed
results, Fort-Whiteman's words recall the impact that global
colonialism has had on the social construction of identity, including
in our world region; its legacy on research and teaching in Slavic,
East European, and Eurasian Studies (SEEES); and its effect on
perpetuating systemic inequities in academia as a whole. To address
this legacy, this series is designed to elevate conversations about
teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also
bringing research by scholars and/or on communities of color to the
center stage.



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Friday, October 16, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30



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