Politics: A RaceB4Race Symposium
May 4-7, 2021
Co-sponsored by Brandeis University and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University.
As the first RaceB4Race event to bring classicists into conversation with early modernists and medievalists, this symposium combined scholars working to reconfigure, rehistoricize, and repoliticize the past.
This symposium invited scholars of history, literature, and other disciplines in the premodern eras to consider how the past frames the politics of race, how the politics of the past have influenced race in our disciplines, and how the politics of the present intrude upon, expropriate, and capitalize on these trends. In addition, this event focused on how the practices of scholarship and pedagogy engage with the politics of race and the racialization of politics in our disciplines.
RaceB4Race® is brought to life by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in partnership with The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities at Arizona State University. RaceB4Race is underwritten by the Hitz Foundation.
- Lubaaba Al-Azami (University of Liverpool)
- Roland Betancourt (University of California, Irvine)
- Yujhán Claros (Columbia University)
- Shelley Haley (Hamilton College)
- Joyce Green MacDonald (University of Kentucky)
- Lyra D. Monteiro (Rutgers University)
- Jennifer L. Morgan (New York University)
- Stacey Murrell (Brown University)
- Shyama Rajendran (Krea University)
- Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond)
- Jared Rodriguez (University of Alabama)
- Scott Stevens (Syracuse University)