11 May Dilemmas of Space as Dilemmas of Race: Exploring Race Relations on College Campuses
Michelle Samura (IHC Research Fellow)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 / 3:30 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
This panel explores emergent possibilities from using a spatial approach to examine, understand, and talk about race relations on college campuses. A spatial lens locates larger racial meanings and ideologies in concrete lived experiences, material environments such as buildings and classrooms, and social relationships such as student groups. It also provides language with which to talk about experiences of racialization, race-making, and even racism in this supposedly “post-racial” moment. The discussion will begin with a brief overview of Samura’s recent research on Asian American college students’ interactions with and within campus spaces. A panel discussion of undergraduate students Drew Holcomb, Jennifer Jolorte, Kristine Lee, Maria Mosqueda, Michael Riley and Alan Sun will follow.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Research Fellows Program.