The Discussion Series is a yearly event hosted by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and the theme for this year's Series is TECH N' COLOR: Technology, Racism, Resistance.

Defined as both apparatus and mode of spatial/temporal organization, technology has played a key role in the ways race is experienced. The Internet has changed the ways we communicate and relate. Surveillance apparatuses have changed the ways people are monitored and their attitudes about being monitored. Drones have changed the ways warfare is conducted and endured. Techno-science has been deployed to control indigenous people and communities of color. This discussion series considers how technology mediates, disrupts or reinvents expressions of race, racism and resistance. Has technology changed our perceptions of race while keeping racism structurally intact? Has racism migrated to new terrains? To what extent has technology shifted social relations across race or intra-racially?


Alien Apostles: Hollywood, Race, & Little Green Men
Katie Dorame, Artist
Tongva Tribe, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, February 26, 7-9 p.m.
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center

"The Professor" Across Technology: Extending Conversations on Race
Bruce Hoskins, Ph.D.,
Faulty & Chair
Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA
Tuesday, March 24, 7-9 p.m.
Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall

TECH N’ COLOR: Technology, Racism, Resistance
Martin Luther King Scholars’ Presentation
Ithaca College
Thursday, April 30, noon - 1 p.m.
Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall


Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology
Adam J. Banks
Professor and Director
Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies #UKWRD
Associate Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication
University of Kentucky
Tuesday, September 9
Clark Lounge, 7-9PM

Racism School: Woman of Color Feminism and the Internet
Lisa Nakamura

Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor
American Cultures Department and Screen Arts Department
University of Michigan
Thursday, October 9
Klingenstein Lounge, 7-9PM

Wounds of Waziristan: Ethnography of a Kill Zone
Madiha Tahir
Writer/Journalist & Filmmaker
Columbia University
Tuesday, November 11
Clark Lounge, 7-9PM