Furthering the study of race in the Americas through interdisciplinary approaches

Registration now open: The Impact of Race on Music - The RITA Group Seminar Series, 2013 - 14

The RITA group are pleased to announce a one day seminar on the impact of race on music. The provisional programme is available here and registration is now open.

The seminar will be held on Friday 9th May, 2014 at the University of Sunderland and attendance will be free of charge. To register please click here


Call for Papers: Seminar - Across the Indian Ocean, Wednesday 29th October, 2014

The RITA group, in partnership Kavyta K. Raghunandan (PhD candidate, University of Leeds - Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) seeks abstract submissions on the theme across the Indian Ocean. For more information on how to make a submission click here


Skin Tone, 'Colourism' and 'Passing' - The RITA Group Seminar Series, 2013 - 14

The RITA group would like to thank the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, the Institute for the Study of Latin American Studies, our participants and delegates for making this seminar a great success. Click here for our tweeted highlights! 
The Legacy of Martin Luther King: 'I Have a Dream' 50 Years On

Click here to check out the RITA group's celebration of the defining speech of the civil rights movement, brought to you with the contributions of Desmond King, Rogers M Smith, Clive Webb, George Lewis, Kevin Yuill and others.




PICTURE: By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


The R.I.T.A. Group Seminar Series funded by the Institute of Latin American Studies

We are delighted to announce our success in securing funding from the Institute of Latin American Studies to host a series of four seminars. We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to this seminar series.
A huge thanks to the ILAS.