The Inaugural RaceB4Race Symposium

January 18-19, 2019
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

This two-day event brings together medieval and early modern race scholars who are seeking to push their fields in new archival, theoretical and practical directions. Each scholar will present their research and open the conversations up to the larger audience. By bringing together scholars specializing in a variety of periods, this symposium aims to inspire cross-temporal dialogues about race.


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  • Patricia Akhimie (Rutgers University, Newark)
  • David Sterling Brown (Binghamton University)
  • Seeta Chaganti (University of California, Davis)
  • Urvashi Chakravarty (University of Toronto)
  • Kimberly F. Hall (Barnard College)
  • Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University)
  • Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare's Globe)
  • Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University)
  • Noémie Ndiaye (University of Chicago)
  • Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Carla María Thomas (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Cord J. Whitaker (Wellesley College)