Race and Ethnicity Colloquium


Welcome to the homepage for the English Department's new Graduate Colloquium on Race and Ethnicity.

Our most basic aim is to provide a collaborative space and intellectual network for doctoral students working on projects related to critical race and ethnic studies, transnationalism and postcolonialism, and migration and human rights—as well as various other perspectives—across broad periods and geographies of literary history. We hope to accomplish this goal in three ways: by inviting outside speakers to deliver presentations on their works-in-progress; by giving graduate students opportunities to workshop their own research, especially prospectuses, dissertation chapters, and article drafts; and by facilitating interaction among graduate students in the English Department and their peers in other related programs.

Please check back soon for more information about our upcoming events. In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with questions or suggestions!

Looking forward,
Isabel Duarte-Gray (iduartegray@fas.harvard.edu) and Nick Rinehart (rinehart@g.harvard.edu)
Race and Ethnicity Colloquium Co-Coordinators

Glenda Carpio (carpio@fas.harvard.edu) and Ju Yon Kim (juyonkim@fas.harvard.edu)
Race and Ethnicity Colloquium Faculty Sponsors

Journals in the Field


African American Review

Ariel: A Review of International English Literature
Website HOLLIS Access | MLA Directory

Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies
Website | HOLLIS AccessMLA Directory

Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters
Website | HOLLIS Access | MLA Directory

Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Website | HOLLIS Access | MLA Directory

MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
Website | HOLLIS AccessMLA Directory

Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism
Website | HOLLIS Access 

Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
Website | HOLLIS Access

Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
Website | HOLLIS Access MLA Directory

SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society
Website | HOLLIS Access

Studies in American Indian Literatures


Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire
Website | HOLLIS Access

Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora


Website | MLA Directory

Journal of Transnational American Studies
Website | MLA Directory

sx archipelagos: a small axe platform for digital practice
Spring 2017 Schedule 

Thursday, January 26

Brian Herrera (Princeton University)
"The Incoherent Tradition of 'Non-Traditional Casting"
Barker 114 @ 5:00pm
Co-sponsored with Theater and Performance Colloquium

Wednesday, March 22
Jennifer DeVere Brody (Stanford University)
"Animating Affect: Performance, Sculpture, Feeling" 
Barker 230 @ 6:00pm
Co-sponsored with Theater and Performance Colloquium

Wednesday, March 29
Reginald Wilburn (University of New Hampshire)
"Title TBD"
Co-sponsored with the Renaissance Colloquium

Wednesday, April 5
Tavia Nyong'o (Yale University)
"A Race against Time? On Black Social Practice since the 1960s"
Barker 114 @ 5:00pm
Co-sponsored with the Theater and Performance Colloquium

Local Events of Interest

September 14:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Tania Bruguera, "Aesth-ethics: The Role of Ethics in Political Art"
Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street @ 4:00pm

September 15:
Mahindra Humanities CenterGender and Sexuality Seminar
Kimberly Juanita Brown (Mount Holyoke), “Their Dead among Us: Presence, Absence, and Archival Violence”
Barker 133 @ 5:00pm

September 20:
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Stephen Carter (Yale Law), W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series
Barker 104 @ 4:00pm

September 21-22:
Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities
Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia), "Political Violence and Political Justice"
Center for the Humanities at Tufts University
Fung House, 48 Professors Row

September 27:
Race and Ethnicity Working Group
Graduate Student Workshop
Time and Location TBD

September 28:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Carol Oja (Harvard), "Marian Anderson and the Desegregation of the American Concert Stage"
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street @ 4:00pm

Calls for Papers


American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
Utrecht, Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)
DEADLINE: September 23, 2016 (papers)

Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
“Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era”
Johns Hopkins University, March 23-26, 2017
DEADLINE: September 30, 2016 (abstract submissions)

African American Intellectual History Society
"Exploring the Boundaries of Black Intellectual History"
Nashville, TN (March 24-25, 2017)
DEADLINE: November 15, 2016

31st Annual MELUS Conference
"Harboring: People, Places, and Practices"
MIT, April 27-30, 2017
Deadline: December 16, 2016

"Migration, Diaspora, Translation, and Circulation"
University College Dublin (October 5-7, 2017)
DEADLINE: February 15, 2017


Ariel: A Review of International English Literature
Special Issue, “Literature and Postcolonial Capitalism”
Guest Editors: Cheryl Naruse, Shashi Thandra, and Sunny Xiang
DEADLINE: October 1, 2016