Race and Global Institutions: A Symposium in Africana Studies at Marquette

When: 
Friday, February 17, 2012, 3:30pm-5pm

Location: 
Marquette University, Raynor Library Beaumier Suite B&C


Marquette University is proud to sponsor its first symposium in Africana Studies.  This event will highlight three recent books published by faculty across the disciplines:

  • Bryan Massingale (Theology),
    • Racial Justice and the Catholic Church
  • Michael Monahan (Philosophy),
    • The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity
  • Jodi Melamed (English),
    • Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

These works ask large questions about how racial formations influence global institutions such as education, religion, and capitalism.  With their insight into the functions of hierarchy, culture, and identity, they will have a significant interdisciplinary impact. 
 
Each presenter will speak for 15 minutes on the genesis and aims of their book.  The final 45 minutes will be dedicated to questions and group discussion.  Excerpts from all of the texts under discussion are provided.  We look forward to a lively exchange that makes novel assessments about the global possibilities of Africana Studies.
  
Moderator: 
Marques Redd (English)

Sponsors: 
Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences

Excerpts:
Bryan Massingale, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church 

Michael Monahan, The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity

Jodi Melamed, Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism