News & Announcements

Panel Discussion: Racism, Immigration, and Populism in the Americas

Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Hodson 213 Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Providence College George Ciccariello-Maher, Decolonizing Humanities Project, College of William & Mary Moderator: B´ecquer Se´guin, JHU This panel discussion will map debates around populism in the Americas, while also centering racism and immigration as core themes in the discussion. Co-sponsored by: Latin America […]

“Rigged” Documentary Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:00pm to 10:00pm Hodson 210 RIGGED takes a rigorous look at voter suppression and sparks discussion on the actions needed to protect our democracy. Shot principally during the 2016 election,  tracks a systematic, decade-long effort to suppress votes at scale and reverse the growing demographic tide of new, young, non-white voters […]

Fellowship Application Workshop

Friday, September 20, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Mergenthaler 366 All KSAS humanities and social science PhD students are invited to join this workshop, led by Dr. Stuart Schrader and Dr. Christy Thornton, on successful strategies for applying to and winning competitive fellowships and grants for dissertation research and completion. The discussion will consist of best practices […]

American Concentration Camps: A Teach-In

Please join us Friday September 13 at noon for the first event of RIC’s fall speaker series, kicking off a year of discussions on the theme of “Retrenchment.” “American Concentration Camps” will be a teach-in about migrant detention and its effects at the U.S.–Mexico border and beyond. This event will feature three speakers with on-the-ground […]

8th Annual RIC Conference Schedule Now Available

2019 conference schedule

Please join us for the 8th Annual JHU RIC Conference “Eyes on Surveillance: (In)security in Everyday Life” on April 5-6, 2019. This year’s conference interrogates the normalization of surveillance in our everyday life. Going beyond “surveillance” as a buzzword, the conference will present interdisciplinary research that considers what might constitute the monitoring of bodies and actions across a variety of lived experience.

Bernard Harcourt Named Keynote Speaker

Keynote flier

Join us for the 2019 RIC Conference keynote address by Bernard Harcourt on Friday, April 5 from 6:15-8 p.m. in Mergenthaler 111. Bernard E. Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director of the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University. His scholarship intersects social and political theory, the sociology of punishment, and penal law and procedure.

Roundtable: Surveillance on the Ground

Roundtable participants

Please join us for this roundtable discussing ‘Surveillance on the Ground’ as part of the 8th Annual RIC Conference “Eyes on Surveillance: (In)security in Everyday Life” on Saturday, April 6 from 4-6 p.m. in Sherwood Room, Levering Hall.This roundtable brings together Dornethia Taylor from Black Lives Matter DC, David Rocah from the ACLU, and Emily Manna from Open the Government to speak about their work on surveillance and how surveillance affects their professions.

Book Talk with Lesley Ann Brown

Lesley Ann Brown presents, “Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to Her European Son” on Tuesday, April 2, from 3-5 p.m. in Mergenthaler 266. A Trinidadian-American writer and activist explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood, and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for black and indigenous peoples.

Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son

Lesley-Ann Brown Flier

On Tuesday, April 2, from 3-5 p.m. in Mergenthaler 266, author Lesley-Ann Brown will present, “Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son.” A Trinidadian-American writer and activist, Brown explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood, and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for black and indigenous peoples.