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April 16, 2009

“Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century” Symposium is April 17-18

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the University of Oregon Department of Political Science, along with Oregon Law, are sponsoring “Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century,” a groundbreaking symposium addressing the theories, politics, and practices of racial formation.

From April 17-18, Professors Howard Winant (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Michael Omi (University of California, Berkeley) will headline the symposium, which is organized in anticipation of the upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary of the original publication of their landmark book, Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s.

Omi and Winant’s work — influential to a generation of scholars across the social sciences and humanities — will serve as the point of departure for a series of panels and presentations exploring the past, present, and future of racial formation.

Daniel Martinez HoSang, assistant professor of ethnic studies and political science at the University of Oregon and a 2008-09 Wayne Morse Center Resident Scholar, is organizing the symposium. Oneka LaBennett of Fordham University, and Laura Pulido of the University of Southern California, are co-organizers.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Events will take place Friday, April 17, in Knight Law Center 175, and Saturday, April 18, in Knight Law Center 110. For more information, visit the symposium Web site.

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