The 2019 Spring GIRI seminar explored what humanities scholar David Theo Goldberg refers to as “racial Europeanization,” or how race and racism are framed as a problem everywhere but in Europe.
What does it mean to study race in Europe when race is often seen as inexistent? What are the socio-historical experiences of black populations across the continent? What is the role of racism and discrimination for the continued marginalization of non-white populations? We will discuss how to think racially outside of the United States, the formation of intergroup economic stratification, the nature of the “immigrant problem” vis a vis citizenship, the role of the state and statistics about race and ethnicity, the role of whiteness and national identities, the question of Islam and Islamophobia, and the role of hate speech and anti-racist movements and legal frameworks. The Spring 2019 Capstone Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Duke Divinity School Westbrook 0014W.