Intersession and Spring 2024 Courses Led by RIC Kinfolk Announced

As the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship continues to grow and expand, we are excited to announce a wide range of courses offered across the humanities and social sciences. These are led by RIC kinfolk and include innovative community-engaged pedagogy. Focal areas include racism, immigration, colonialism, and critical political economy, as well as the arts.

Students and Faculty Present at First of Two Community-Engaged Research Events

On Friday, October 13, over 20 participants gathered for the first of two community-engaged learning conversations planned for Fall 2023 through the proposed undergraduate major Critical Diaspora Studies (CDS) in the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship.

Two Major RIC Events Announced for Fall 2023

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship is pleased to announce two major events for the Fall 2023 semester. First, Thursday, September 14, 5pm–7pm, What Comes Next: Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship after Affirmative Action. Second, Thursday, October 19, 10am–3pm, Racism and Repair at and beyond Johns Hopkins University.

Year-Long RIC Dissertation Workshop Culminates in Symposium

On a recent Friday in May, four participants in the year-long RIC dissertation workshop presented chapters from their works-in-progress to a symposium audience of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

RIC Undergraduate Research Grants Awarded

RIC is pleased to announce the winners of its undergraduate grant awards for 2023-2024.

Policing the World Workshop Held in Chicago

Over a recent weekend, RIC co-sponsored a workshop held at the University of Chicago titled “Policing the World: Entanglements and Convergences across the North-South Divide.” RIC associate director Stuart Schrader co-organized the workshop with Julian Go, professor of sociology at University of Chicago.

RIC Summer Undergraduate Collaborative Research Grants Available

The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship is pleased to announce the availability of two undergraduate research grants for the Summer of 2023 ($2,000 each). This opportunity is open to students in any JHU undergraduate class who will be continuing into the Fall 2023 semester and who are interested in conducting humanities or social-scientific research.

Nine Graduate Fellowships Announced

Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation is delighted to announce the availability of nine new fellowships and teaching assistantships for graduate students at Johns Hopkins and local partner institutions for the academic year 2023-2024.

The Asian Diaspora in Baltimore, Documented and Described

The 300 block of Park Avenue in Downtown Baltimore was at the center of several presentations by undergraduate students on Tuesday, December 6th. This block today is home to several businesses run by Ethiopian merchants, offering hair styling, meals, and other essentials. Yet this block historically has been the locus of the Chinese community in the city of Baltimore, which peaked in the 1960s.

Students examined this unique block and its changes, amid the broader vicissitudes of economic and racial transformations in Baltimore, as part of their fall course History Lab: Asian Diaspora in Baltimore, taught by assistant professor of history H. Yumi Kim.

Media Coverage of Walk of Remembrance

Building on the January 2022 Ritual of Remembrance, the first Walk of Remembrance, co-organized by RIC Postdoctoral Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones and Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts Community Arts Fellow Jeneanne Collins, received excellent media coverage.