News & Announcements


RIC, Institutional Partners Win $4.4 Million Mellon Grant

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, in conjunction with the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Sheridan Libraries, has been awarded a Just Futures grant from the Mellon Foundation, part of a $72 million new initiative. The project, “Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation,” represents a joint programming and research […]


RIC Theme 2020–2022: Freedom Education

The inequities of the COVID-19 quarantine and the continued murder of black people by their government(s) offers somber reminder that education alone will not solve the braided ills of discrimination, displacement, and economic exploitation. More than mere education, we need education with freedom as an explicit end in mind.

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and the Killing of Asian Women in Atlanta

The Program in East Asian Studies, the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship, and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality mourn the victims of the Atlanta mass shooting, which targeted Asian-run massage parlors and resulted in the deaths of 8 people, 6 of whom are women of Asian descent. With grief and rage, we stand in solidarity with their families, affected communities in Atlanta, and AAPI communities in the U.S. who have been subjected to escalating anti-Asian violence.

Faculty Grants: Racism and Repair in the Modern Academy

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) seeks up to six faculty researchers to conduct studies on racism in the making of methods and networks in the academic disciplines at Johns Hopkins University.

PhD Professional Development Workshop: Archives of State Violence and Research for Justice, 3/12, 11am

Please join the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship for our Spring 2020 workshop on post-doctoral careers in reform of the criminal punishment system.

On Friday, March 12, from 11am to 12:30pm, we will hold a workshop titled “Archives of State Violence and Research for Justice,” a PhD professional development career workshop featuring Dr. Alex Galarza (University of Delaware) and Dr. Brie Gettleson (Haverford College).

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Fellow in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship

Johns Hopkins University’s Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship seeks two postdoctoral fellows committed to redressing academic white supremacy, reimagining doctoral education, and advancing anti-racist freedom education. The fellowship term is three years. Fellows will belong to a cohort of researchers, curators, and practitioners convened under a multi-year reparations program funded by the Mellon Foundation – Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation.

Panel: The Future of Education in Prison, 10/22

“The Future of Education in Prison” from 6pm to 7:30pm via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, moderated by Dr. Vesla Weaver. Please register for this panel here. (If you are a JHU graduate student, use this link.) You will receive a Zoom link in advance via e-mail. The public panel, “The Future of Education in Prison,” will feature Jessica […]

RIC Awarded Professional Development Innovation Grant for Careers in Criminal Punishment Reform

As reported by The Hub, “Johns Hopkins has awarded nearly $1 million in funding to 37 programs dedicated to supporting the professional development of PhD students. Administered by the Office of the Provost at Johns Hopkins and overseen by Nancy Kass, vice provost for graduate and professional education, the PhD Professional Development Innovation Initiative will […]