Rising: A RaceB4Race Symposium
Arizona State University | January 26-27, 2024
In person and livestreamed
Rising: A RaceB4Race Symposium invites scholars to consider the ways in which literary, artistic, or scholarly practice compels the transcension of racial trauma we find in lived experience, as we navigate premodern texts and the academy. How do we push at the boundaries of difficulty and find joy through art, scholarship, and community?
Co-hosted by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Shakespeare Centre London (Shakespeare’s Globe and King’s College).
RaceB4Race is an ongoing conference series and professional network community by and for scholars of color working on issues of race in premodern literature, history, and culture. RaceB4Race centers the expertise, perspectives, and sociopolitical interests of BIPOC scholars, whose work seeks to expand critical race theory. Bridging many traditional disciplinary divides, RaceB4Race not only creates innovative scholarly dialogues, but also fosters social change within premodern studies as a whole. 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 and the Hitz Foundation.
Registeration opening soon.
Featuring keynote speaker Adjoa Andoh
Friday, January 26, 2024 | 6:00 pm | Carson Ballroom, Old Main
Ariane Balizet (Texas Christian University)
Lisa Barksdale-Shaw (Arizona State University)
Jermaine Bryant (Princeton University)
Jonathan Correa-Reyes (Clemson University)
Rana Ghuloom (University of Chicago)
Katherine Harloe (University of London)
Kirsten Mendoza (University of Dayton)
Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh (independent scholar)
Madeline Sayet (Arizona State University)
Elise Wang (California State University – Fullerton)
This event will be livestreamed by ASU Live. The recording will be available to watch on the ACMRS YouTube channel afterwards.
For information regarding lodging near the ASU Tempe Campus, please visit the Travel Information for ASU visitors page.