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The Politics of Racism: A Symposium for John Solomos
Sat 6 May 2017, 10:00 – 18:30 BST
This symposium brings leading figures in the fields of race, cultural and postcolonial studies to reflect on past times and our times and to honour the work and friendship of John Solomos. In these turbulent times, what must we learn together about racism? What is the responsibility of scholars of racism in the face of the refugee crisis? What resources do we have to think about the endless proliferation of state violence? Opportunities to reflect on such issues have depended, in part, on creating spaces of collaboration and conversation, both within and beyond the academy. Creating programmes, journals and study groups have been a way of coming together, consolidating and producing shared resources in the face of racist brutalities. We will consider these questions as we pay tribute to John Solomos and the Ethnic and Racial Studies Collective.
• Claire Alexander • Les Back • Alice Bloch • Parminder Bhachu • Chetan Bhatt • Gargi Bhattacharyya • David Theo Goldberg • Clive Harris • Syd Jeffers • Michael Keith • Errol Lawrence • Karim Murji • Ann Phoenix • John Solomos • Brett St Louis •
The Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London convenes an annual Summer Programme of interdisciplinary events spanning the field of psychosocial studies. The Programme provides current and prospective students, staff and the general public with an opportunity to attend lectures, seminars and conferences with distinguished speakers from the UK and abroad, and to meet with lecturers and current students on our many academic and clinical programmes.
10.0 - coffee
10.30 Introduction | Les Back and Gargi Bhattacharyya
10.40 - 11.30 - John Solomos and Parminder Bhachu in conversation
11.30 - 1.0 'The Empire Strikes Back: Political & epistemological interventions then and now'
Syd Jeffers, Errol Lawrence, Ann Phoenix | Chair: Les Back
1.0 - 2.0 Lunch
2.00 - 3.30 'Race, diaspora, belonging'
Alice Bloch, David Goldberg, Michael Keith | Chair: Karim Murji
3.30 - 4.0 - Coffee
4.00 - 5.30 | 'Race and Politics'
Chetan Bhatt, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Clive Harris | Chair: Claire Alexander
5.30 - 6.30 'On new academic communities: Teaching, institutional and disciplinary spaces' Discussion co-convened by Gargi Bhattacharyya and Brett St Louis
Closing - Les Back, Gargi Bhattacharyya and Yasmeen Narayan