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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.

Spring 2018 Speaker Series Announced

Spring 2018 Speaker Series Poster

This semester, join us for seven events that comprise the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship’s Spring 2018 Speaker Series. The theme for this academic year is “Marginality.” Events run from March 8 to May 3 and include RIC’s Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference, “(Re)Conceptualization.” 

4th Annual Living “Hopkins” Roundtable

The Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship and the Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality present… Living “Hopkins” in Baltimore: An Immigrant City April 28th, 4pm-6pm Nolan Room, Gilman 132 We invite you to join us for an informal roundtable discussion on the intersections of race, gender, migration, and citizenship in Baltimore city. Some of […]

Spring 2017 Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 25, 4-6pm, Mergenthaler 426 “Stranger friendships: Solidarity and subterfuge in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon” Diana Allan McGill University Download a PDF version of the poster here.