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RIC Associate Director Stuart Schrader Edits Special Issue of Journal

headshot of Stuart Schrader with trees in background

During the uprisings around the United States and beyond following the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, like many scholars of policing, Dr. Stuart Schrader, associate director of JHU's Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, felt the need to historicize and contextualize the police response to these protest events. Now, almost exactly two years...

Talk about Mass Incarceration in the Rural U.S. Announced for 3/10

Dr. Jack Norton, Senior Research Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, will give a talk titled "Why Is Mass Incarceration Booming in the Rural U.S.?" on Thursday, March 10, 5pm-6:30pm, in Gilman 50. Norton will also speak to JHU PhD students as part of the Provost's Professional Development Innovation Initiative on Friday, March 11,...

Media Coverage of Ritual of Remembrance

List of names of enslaved people at Homewood and small stone with one name painted on it, William Ross

The first Ritual of Remembrance, co-organized by RIC Postdoctoral Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones and Inheritance Baltimore Community Arts Fellow Jeneanne Collins, received excellent media coverage.

Ritual of Remembrance Announced for 1/21

Dark red poster with green fowl in the middle: RITUAL OF REMEMBRANCE A Musical Celebration Honoring Homewood's Black Ancestors Join us in remembering those who were enslaved on Johns Hopkins campus and the legacy of Black labor in America FRIDAY JANUARY 21ST 1:00PM AT HOMEWOOD MUSEUM

Join us for the first Ritual of Remembrance, January 21, 2022, outside the Homewood Museum. This community gathering will highlight new research findings about the enslaved people who lived on the site of the Homewood campus and honor the legacy of Black labor in building the institutions of today.

Baltimore Arts & Activism Panel Announced (Nov. 11th)

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 5:00pm-6:30pm Location: Hodson 210 Panel discussion featuring Lady Brion (independent artist-activist), Margaret Huey (independent artist), Cori Dioquino (Asian Pasifika Arts Collective), moderated by Alessandro Angelini (Anthropology) Description: What is anti-racist art? How can artistic expression embody a force of resistance? What is the importance of aesthetics to power, politics, and social change? This panel discussion brings together Baltimore-based artists, activists, and educators whose work traverses the fields of arts practice and aesthetic theory, engaging issues of social and racial justice. This panel will explore the power of the arts to enact transformative social change, specifically asking how art might be leveraged to bridge divides among racialized groups, especially across the unequal terrain of Baltimore City. The discussion further develops RIC’s programmatic focus for the Fall semester of anti-racist alliances and Black-Asian solidarities.

RIC is thrilled to announce another panel discussion building on its semester-long theme of Black-Asian solidarities. Titled "Art, Power, Politics: Bridging Divides in Baltimore City," the discussion will feature three local Baltimore artist-activists. It will take place in Hodson Hall 210 on Thursday, November 11, 5pm to 6:30pm.

Pier Larson’s papers granted to Northwestern University

The papers of renowned African scholar Pier Larson, who died in 2020 as professor in the Department of History, have been gifted to the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African […]

Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence Fall Speaker Series Announced

Co-sponsored by RIC and the SNF Agora Institute, Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence (CRAAV) is a new initiative that is hosting a series of talks and panels this fall. Among the speakers are Kandice Chuh on October 27 and Dylan Rodriguez on December 1. All talks will take place on Wednesdays, from 4pm to 6pm.

RIC Graduate Symposium Announced: “Entanglements and Solidarities”

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at JHU is thrilled to announce its inaugural Graduate Student Symposium, to be held on Monday, December 6, 2021. The theme for this first symposium is Entanglements and Solidarities.

2021 Living Hopkins Roundtable Announced


The Living Hopkins 2021 Roundtable will focus on Black-Asian Solidarities: Confronting Anti-Black and Anti-Asian Racism. It will take place on November 4, 5-6:30 p.m., in Hodson 210. The roundtable will […]

RIC–Public Books Collaboration Launched

Du Bois mural in Philadelphia

RIC is pleased to launch its new collaborative publishing initiative with Public Books, “Freedom Education,” featuring long-form interviews with leading intellectuals, conducted by JHU PhD students. In October 2020, in […]