Furthering the study of race in the Americas through interdisciplinary approaches
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Call for Papers: Intersectionality - A Space for Theoretical and Practitioner Discussion, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November, 2014

The RITA group, seeks proposals from academics, practitioners and those who identify their work to be intersectional in focus and application.. For more information on how to make a submission click here

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VIDEO:
Dr Bruce Conforth: 'Race, Slavery and the Texas Blues' [a preview], Friday 9th May 2014, National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, Race in the Americas Seminar Series #3: The Impact of Race on Music [full interview coming soon]

Race, Slavery and the Texas Blues: Dr Bruce Conforth (University of Michigan) from Race in the Americas on Vimeo.


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VIDEO: 
James Owen Heath: 'The Good Side of the South?  Race, Class and Politics in the South Carolina of Olin D. Johnston', Friday 23rd May 2014, University of Manchester 5th Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference

The Good Side of the South? Race, Class and Politics in the South Carolina of Olin D. Johnston from Race in the Americas on Vimeo.


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A Big Thank You: The Impact of Race on Music - The RITA Group Seminar Series, 2013 - 14

The RITA group are would like to thank those who participated in and attended this seminar. In particular we would like to thank Dr Kevin Yuill and the National Glass Centre for hosting this event. Highlights of this event are available here.

The fourth and final seminar in this series will be held on Friday 31st October, 2014 at the University of Birmingham, entitled Caribbean Future Spaces. Registration for this event will open shortly.

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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

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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! 

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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, George Lewis, Kevin Yuill and others.

 

 

 



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

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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.