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Transatlantic Approaches to Racial Equality: Convergences & Divergences

April 12, 2018 6:00pm - April 13, 2018 6:00pm

Speaker: Prof. Cheryl Harris, UCLA School of Law

The University of Cincinnati will convene an interdisciplinary conference on the challenges to racial equality faced by Europe and the United States. Today, these two polities stand at similar crossroads, framed on one hand by an aspirational equality that both have struggled to realize and on the other hand by a reactionary conservatism that manifests as xenophobia, nationalism, and populism. The conference will draw experts on both sides of the Atlantic from anthropology, communications, culture studies, law, media studies, political science, and sociology.

The panels will explore the following topics:

  •  Critical race theory and racial formation
  • Intersectionality, civil society, and social movements
  • Representation and media
  • Remedies, government enforcement, and private litigation


Keynote speaker will be Professor Cheryl Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, UCLA School of Law