Events

Conferences, Speaker Series, and Workshops

Upon founding the RIC program in 2006, Michael Hanchard and Erin Chung constructed a working group of fourteen scholars at universities and research institutes around the world and organized a working group meeting hosted by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in New York City on May 24-25, 2007. After launching a university-wide speaker series in 2007, we organized an international conference at Hopkins in Spring 2009, which brought together our working group, our graduate students, and junior and senior scholars that represent the next generation of research on race, immigration, and citizenship in comparative perspective.

In Fall 2012, we launched the “Histories, Allegiances, Politics” initiative, a collaboration between faculty in the History and Political Science departments at the Johns Hopkins University. Through joint teaching and programming, this initiative examines how multiple allegiances—national, transnational, racial, and institutional—influence politics. We invite you to participate in the following series of seminars and conferences scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

 

Spring 2014 Schedule

Workshop on Histories, Allegiances, and Politics

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 4-6pm, Mergenthaler 266

Janelle Wong, Department of American Studies and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland

“Negotiating Religion and Race in America: Evangelical Asian Americans and Latinos and their Emerging Role in American Politics”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the East Asian Studies Program

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 12-1:30pm, Mergenthaler 266

Shannan Mattiace, Department of Political Science, Allegheny College

“Yucatec Maya Organizations in San Francisco, California: Ethnic Identity Formation across Migrant Generations”

Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Department of Political Science

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4-6pm, Mergenthaler 266

Atsushi Kondo, Faculty of Law, Meijo University, Japan, and Visiting Scholar, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School

“Migrant Integration Policy in Japan: MIPEX 2010 and 2013”

Co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program

 

April 25-26, 2014, Time TBA, Mason Hall

Shifting Portraits: International Conference on Latino Immigration and Public Health

Co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and the Latin American Studies Program

 

May 2nd, 2014, Place TBA

Third annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference on “A Time and a Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective

 

Fall 2013 Schedule

 

Workshop on Histories, Allegiances, and Politics

 

Special Series on Race, the South, and the Greater Atlantic World

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 4-6pm, Shriver Hall Board Room (new location)*

Joseph Crespino, Dept. of History, Emory University

“Essie Mae and Daddy: Myth, Memory, and Biography in American Political History”

Co-sponsored by the Department of History

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:15-6pm, Mergenthaler 366

Daisy Kim, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Political Science, JHU

“The Limits of Civic Activism: Supporting Multicultural Families in South Korea”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the East Asian Studies Program

 

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:15-6pm, Mergenthaler 366

Naomi Murakawa, Dept. of Political Science, University of Washington

“The Liberal’s Law-and-Order Crisis: Lawless White Violence and Cyclical Black Criminality”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12 noon-2pm, Mergenthaler 526

Michèle Lamont, Dept. of Sociology and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University

“What is Missing?: Cultural Processes and Causal Pathways to Inequality”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology

 

*Changed Date, Time, and Location*

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 4:15-6pm, Mergenthaler 366

Michael Hanchard, Dept. of Political Science, JHU

“Edward Augustus Freeman and the Dawn of Comparative Politics”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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