COVID-19

Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Podcasts

1619 (New York Times)
About Race
Code Switch
Intersectionality Matters
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Seeing White
Summer of Racial Reckoning
University College London, Paul Gilroy Podcast Series: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/racism-racialisation/podcasts

Speaker: Achille Mbembe, Research Professor at the Wits Institute For Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/publications/2020/jun/sprc-conversation-achille-mbembe?fbclid=IwAR3roYtuNGcttMjHb83sVl08rPv2WKrsr8FykW5o64_9JV16KOSG5Q2ZMjQ

25 June 2020 Achille Mbembe, author, commentator and philosopher, addresses his recent work The Universal Right to Breathe and Brutalisme in the context of the racial disparity of deaths and racially inflicted violence; speaking on the power of witnessing in preventing others from being expropriated of their breath, and the significance of respiration at the beginning and end of life.

 

Speaker: Patricia J. Williams, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities at Northeastern University, Boston

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/publications/2020/jun/sprc-conversation-patricia-j-williams

18 June 2020 Distinguished writer, commentator and American legal scholar Patricia J. Williams joins Paul Gilroy to talk about the legacies of Critical Race Theory, the eugenic character of racialised governance and the current call to defund the police.

 

Speaker: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY Graduate Center

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/publications/2020/jun/sprc-conversation-ruth-wilson-gilmore

10 June 2020 We’re joined by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Geography in Earth and Environmental Sciences at CUNY, for a conversation on the current crises of Covid-19 and state violence, touching on the desire for learning as a means of activism, the political geography of mobilisation and double consciousness.