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Critical Ethnic Studies



CES whitepaper on CRT (Critical Race Theory)

Critical Race Theory as Ethical Practice  We can debate about the affective life of Critical Race Theory until the cows come home, as they say, but we cannot ignore the impact of its questions upon thought in the US in … Read more

The P’urhépecha podcasts

Through community radio and podcasts, College of Arts and Sciences’ Postdoctoral Research Associate Maria Gutierrez strives to preserve her ancestral language and identity — that of an indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, called the P’urhépecha.    

Saving the House We Built

Last Friday evening the African, African American, & Diaspora Studies Department at UNC hosted Saving the House We Built: African Americans, Democracy, and the Attack on the U.S. Capitol. We were joined by Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Prof. Erika Wilson, … Read more

ADMINISTRATIONS OF LUNACY: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum

Join CES convener Dr. Sharon P. Holland and author Dr. Mab Segrest for a conversation about Dr. Segrest’s new book, The Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum, released in April by The … Read more

Sharon Holland on “Country Queers” Podcast

“Country Queers” re-posted their interview with Sharon P. Holland from June of 2017.  

26th Annual MURAP Academic Conference – ‘Care in Crisis’

Malinda Maynor Lowery delivered the keynote address on “The Shared Past and Present of Black and Indigenous People in the United States” for the Moore Academic Research Apprentice Program’s 26th Annual Conference, “Care in Crisis.” Kumi Silva moderated the keynote … Read more

“Hum.animal.blackness: a New Approach to Animal Studies” – A Talk by Sharon P. Holland

In her keynote address to the Arquetopia Foundation’s Virtual Symposium on Artist Residencies: Future, Place, and State, Dr. Holland presented some of her most recent work, which explores vulnerability, accident, and love, at the intersection of the Racial Contract, a … Read more

Conversation on Anti-Blackness, White Privilege, and Allyship

Kia L. Caldwell and Sharon Holland joined Shauna Cooper, William Sturkey, Heidi Kim, and Mark Katz in a conversation on anti-Blackness, white privilege, and allyship, hosted by Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE in partnership with the Center … Read more

Critical Ethnic Studies at Carolina

The Critical Ethnic Studies Collective is a new initiative to convene faculty engaged in research that focuses on intersectional thought and social justice in diverse communities. This research has been transformative for both institutions and individuals in the global community. At Carolina, we hope we can bring this perspective to the work of the South by providing our own infrastructure. We envision a different kind of “south,” where students and faculty can engage issues of reparation and sovereignty, (im)migration and labor, gender difference and inclusion as categories with overlapping strands, rather than competing ideologies.

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Mab Segrest in conversation with Sharon P. Holland

Join Mab Segrest and Sharon P. Holland as they discuss Dr. Segrest's new book, Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum (The New Press; 2020). Registration with an email address is required to … Read more