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Events

CERS 2016 Lecture in Celebration of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent

Date: Thursday 10th March, 17:00 – 19:00
Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building

Professor Paul C Taylor, Penn State University: Facing Ferguson- Reflecting on Racial Innocence

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown and Darren Wilson met on a street in Ferguson, Missouri. A short time later one of them was dead, the other was mired in controversy, and this town had become an emblem for the complex tangle of issues that roils the politics of racialized states. How do we position ourselves to face these issues productively and intelligently? Read more »

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CERS Public Lecture: The Afterlife of Black Sociology

Date: Monday 2nd November, 2015, 17:00 – 18:30
Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building

Professor Barnor Hesse, Northwestern University, USA

This lecture provides a critical historical and analytical commentary on ‘racism’ as a concept rather than a self-evidential empirical phenomenon. It invites reconsideration of the 20th century genealogy of the racism concept prior to and in relation to its appropriation by American sociology. Read more »

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CERS International Lecture: Race and Racism in Russia

Date: Tuesday 3rd November, 2015, 15.00 – 16.30
Location: Room 12.21, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds

Dr Nikolay Zakharov, Senior Lecturer at Södertörn University, Sweden, introduces his new book Race and Racism in Russia which provides important new theoretical and substantive insights into globalization and racialization in Russia’s new nationhood project. Read more »

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CERS Masterclass: Decolonial Conceptual Methodologies

Date: Tuesday 3rd November, 2015, 17:00 – 18:30
Location: Room 12.25, Social Sciences Building

Professor Barnor Hesse of Northwestern University, USA, discusses his paper Escaping Liberty: Western Hegemony, Black Fugitivity in a Masterclass on the day after he delivers the CERS Public Lecture The Afterlife of Black Sociology Read more »

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CERS Black History Month lecture: Dr. Robin Bunce

Date: Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, 16:00 – 17:30
Location: 12.21 Social Sciences Building

Dr. Robin Bunce of Cambridge University will speak on his book Darcus Howe: a Political Biography Read more »

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CERS Book launch

Date: Tuesday 6th October, 2015, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: Room 12.25 Social Sciences Building

Celebrating recent publications by Centre members Shirley Anne Tate, Ian Law and Shona Hunter Read more »

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Black Radical Liberalism (And Why It Isn’t An Oxymoron)

Date: 21 May 2015, 17:00 – 19:00
Location: Room 12.25 in the Social Sciences Building

The CERS Public Lecture in celebration of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, Professor Charles Mills (Northwestern University, USA) Read more »

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Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli on Slumdog Millionaire

Date: 2 April 205, 10:30 – 21:00
Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
Website: https://borderingstrangeness.wordpress.com/

Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli is a panelist at the event “Bordering Strangeness: an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Film as Text” organised by Royal Holloway, University of London. Read more »

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Racialization at Canadian Universities

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2015, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Baines Wing SR 1.14

Presenters Include: Professor (Emerita) Frances Henry, York University, Toronto, Professor Carl James, York University, Toronto, Professor Ena Dua, York University, Toronto, Professor Audrey Kobayashi, Queens University, Kingston, Professor Malinda Smith, University of Alberta, Edmonton Read more »

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Cultural Brokering in Post-Colonial Times: the Reflections of Ethnic Minority NGO staff

CERS lunchtime seminar

Date: 25th February 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Hillary Place Room 1.24

Sara de Jong, Marie Curie Fellow, Research Fellow, University of Vienna Visiting Researcher, University of Leeds Read more »

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