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Refusing Institutional Whiteness: Possibilities, Alternatives, and Beyond

MAR 22, 2019 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

March 22, 2019: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Whiteness continues to be a crucial problem in our English department —both in terms of faculty representation and student demographics (and retention). In response to this issue and by recommendation of the student and faculty Diversity Committee, "Refusing Institutional Whiteness" draws together a group of scholars and thinkers in a range of disciplines in order to help us imagine, discuss, and produce new ways of resisting whiteness and envisioning alternatives in institution settings —whether that be through refusal, protest, dissent, or new types of social, artistic, and methodological existence. As a result of this gathering we hope to collectively gain new perspectives, generate conversations around institutional whiteness, and move towards further reflexivity and change. Co-Sponsors: GC Poetics Group, Composition and Communications Group, ESA Diversity Committee

Panelists:
Bianca Williams (Associate Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center)
Tami Navarro (Associate Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women)
Asilia Franklin-Phipps (Lauder Post-Doctoral Fellow, Teaching & Learning Center, CUNY Graduate Center)