Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies

CRES Event Archive

CRES Banner Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Events

February 23, 2022
with Pinky Hota, Smith College Anthropology Department

April 6, 2022
Senior Thesis Research Showcase
with Seniors from 
Economics, Anthropology, English, Political Science, History, CRES-Sociology

April 26, 2022
Divas, Drag Queens, Aunties, and other Academic Personas
with Kareem Khubchandani, Tufts University Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs
CRES Banner Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Events 

Tuesday October 12, 2021

with Francisco Beltrán (History),
Victoria Fortuna (Dance),
Kritish Rajbhandari (English),
and Alejandra Roche-Recinos (Anthropology)
Tuesday November 9, 2021
CRES X MRC Fall Mixer

Meet faculty, staff, and students involved with CRES and the Multicultural Resource Center, enjoy a mocktail, and hear more about the major and programs.
Thursday December 9, 2021
CRES X MRC Study Break

Take a mindful pause from your Reading Week studies and enjoy tasty treats with CRES and the MRC!


CRES Colloquium 2020-21

"CRES is pleased to announce CRES Colloquium,  a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student research. All are welcome! The 2020-2021 CRES Colloquium has the theme "Black Studies Beyond Borders." All CRES Colloquium events for the 2020-2021 academic year will take place on Zoom."

September 28, 2020
The Cyborg and the Slave: Confronting AntiBlackness Through Multiracial Political Blocs
with Joao Costa Vargas (Professor of Anthropology, UC Riverside), 
October 27, 2020
Reedies in Practice: Reflections on protest, mutual aid, and a call to action

A panel with members of CRES & SEEDS

November 16, 2020
Alice Walker's Mestiza
with Dr. Omari Weekes (Assistant professor of English, Willamette University),

February 8, 2021
The Heart of the Race
with Dr. Nicole M. Jackson (Associate professor of History, Bowling Green State University)

March 8 2021
Decolonizing Humor Theory: What We Didn't Know René Ménil Taught Us About Laughter
with Dr. Corine Stofle (Visiting assistant professor of French, Reed College)

April 26, 2021
CRES Senior Thesis Showcase



"CRES Colloquium is a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student research. All are welcome!"


October 30th, 2019
Sol Plaatje: Land, Legislation, and Literature in Early 20th Century Africa

with Betsey Brada, Reed College Anthropology Department


December 2nd, 2019
Kashmir: Postcolonial Colonialism?
with Anand Vaidya, Reed College Anthropology Department

February 12th, 2020
Senior Showcase
with Maya Arigala (Comparative Literature), Alice Chang (Sociology), David Kerry (History), Mayaki Kimba (History), Kwani-Fawn Marcellay (Anthropology), Jules Oh (Music), Janet Sebastian-Coleman (History)


March 4, 2020
Marta Savigliano's Tango and the Political Economy of Passion
with Victoria FortunaReed College Dance Department

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Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks
with Kritish Rajbhandari, Reed College English Department





"A series of trans-disciplinary discussions of landmark CRES creators and works led by Reed and visitng faculty."

CRES-classics-bubble-merze-tate.pngOctober 8th, 2018
Merze Tate, Various Works
with Jonneke Koomen, Willamette University Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics Program and Alex Montgomery, Reed College Political Science Department & ICPS program


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Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez Peña's Couple in a Cage: Two Undiscovered Amerindians
with Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly and Jaclyn Pryor, Reed College Theatre Department


February 25th, 2019
Saidiya V. Hartman's Scenes of Subjection
with Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University English Department, and Radhika Natarajan, Reed College History Department



March 11th, 2019
Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic
with Mark Burford, Reed College Music Department



April 1st, 2019
The Combahee River Collective's Black Feminist Statement
with LaShandra Sullivan, Reed College Anthropology Department



April 22nd, 2019
Alvin Ailey's Revelations
with Minh Tran and Rachel Carrico, Reed College Dance Department