Thursday, April 24, 2014

Race, Law, and the American State: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

--> From the University of Michigan Program in Race, Law, and History, we have the following event announcement:

Race, Law, and the American State: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
April 26, 2014

1070 South Hall, University of Michigan Law School
Attention to the role of the state in producing racial knowledge, creating racial identities, policing racial boundaries, and distributing resources unequally across racial categories, are just some of the topics currently flourishing in the fields of history, legal studies, and American political development. And new theories of the interaction of race, law, and the state are proliferating at an extraordinary rate. This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will take a close look at new work currently defining the fields at the intersection of Race, Law, and the American State. Our goal is to produce a future research and writing agenda collaboratively.

Matt Lassiter, Associate Professor of History and of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan

Bill Novak, Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law and codirector of the Program in Race, Law & History, University of Michigan Law School
The sessions below are open to the public:
8:15 a.m. Coffee and continental breakfast  

9:00 a.m. Panel I: Historians and the Racial State 
Moderator: Matt Lassiter, University of Michigan 
Nathan Connolly, Johns Hopkins University 
Martha Jones, University of Michigan 
Heather Thompson, Temple University 
Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University

11:15 a.m. Panel II: Race and American Political Development
Moderator: Mariah Zeisberg, University of Michigan
Commenter: Robert Lieberman, Johns Hopkins University 
Dan HoSang, University of Oregon 
Joe Lowndes, University of Oregon

1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
2:15 p.m. Panel III: New Theories of the State 
Moderator: Bill Novak, University of Michigan 
Gary Gerstle, Vanderbilt University 
Stephen Sawyer, American University