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Counting Frequency: Un/gendering Violence Against Black Women

Posted February 8, 2022

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Africana Studies Program, Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology, invites you to attend our upcoming virtual Colloquia on Wednesday, February 23 from 4:00-5:30 PM CST. This program will feature Dr. Christen Smith, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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The Significance for Understanding and Recognizing Racial Battle Fatigue

Posted February 7, 2022

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), invites you to attend our upcoming Colloquia on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:00 PM CST. Dr. William Smith, Chair of the Department of Education, Culture and Society at the University of Utah, will be delivering his presentation designed to provide evidence for evaluating more effectively and holistically how our society functions differently for racialized people. 

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The Other Side of the Strong Black Women: Individual, Cultural and Systemic Factors Associated with Risk for Mental Illness and Linkage to Treatment

Posted February 7, 2022

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), invites you to attend our upcoming Colloquia on Thursday, February 17th at 12 PM CST. Dr. Inger Burnett-Ziegler, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University, will be presenting her research examining the characteristics of the cultural icon the ‘Strong Black Woman’.