Race and Culture Series: Research and Justice: Contradiction or Willful Ignorance?
Thursday, October 17th
3:00 – 5:00 PM
116 Willard Hall
Light Refreshments will be served
Stovall’s workshop seeks to engage university researchers/scholars in a series of questions that have been understood as contentious over the last 80 years. These questions include but are not limited to: what is the university’s legacy in reifying the colonial project of white supremacy in community spaces? who is deemed an expert? what is the historical role of faculty members in interrupting the legacies of white supremacy in university spaces? why are university spaces still imbued with disciplinary validation over justice-centered scholarship? From this line of inquiry the workshop will take participants through these questions with the goal of understanding research from a critical perspective, often questioning the role of “expertise” and engagement.