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The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) provides a forum for students, faculty, and staff to explore how racial hierarchies interact with migration flows to shape citizenship, national identity, and practices of democratic inclusion and social exclusion. Our most recent theme was “Freedom Education.”

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Students, Faculty Imagine New Academic Program at JHU, a Department of Reparations

Students, Faculty Imagine New Academic Program at JHU, a Department of Reparations

In May 2022, the RIC faculty board voted unanimously to support the proposal for a new undergraduate major, tentatively called Critical Diasporic Studies. On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, RIC hosted a roundtable event titled “A Department of Reparations?” to further echo student demands for new curricular initiatives at JHU. Featuring eminent scholars in the fields of racial and ethnic politics and transnational cultural studies, Dr. Adom Getachew and Dr. Lisa Lowe, the roundtable sketched the contours of what new directions in the study of racism, diaspora, and indigeneity might look like in our present moment.

RIC Supports Trip to Liberia for Baltimore Schoolchildren

RIC Supports Trip to Liberia for Baltimore Schoolchildren

A smile graced every face in Pleasant Hope Baptist Church on a recent Sunday morning. RIC Director Nathan Connolly and RIC postdoctoral fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones presented a commemorative check to the church’s dance ministry, Angels of Praise. Drs. Connolly and Blanks Jones announced that support secured under “Inheritance Baltimore,” RIC’s grant-sponsored project, will fund a group trip to Liberia this December.