Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Carson Ballroom, Old Main ASU Tempe

400 E. Tyler Mall

Tempe, AZ 85287

View Map

Event description


The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to invite you to the first Race before Race symposium.

This two day event brings together medieval and early modern race scholars who are seeking to push their fields in new archival, theoretical and practical directions. Each scholar will present their research and open the conversations up to the larger audience. By bringing together scholars specializing in a variety of periods, this symposium aims to inspire cross-temporal dialogues about race.

Featured panelists

Patricia Akhimie, Rutgers University - Newark

David Sterling Brown, Binghamton University

Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis

Urvashi Chakravarty, George Mason University

Kimberly F. Hall, Barnard College

Jonathan Hsy, George Washington University

Dorothy Kim, Brandeis University

Noémie Ndiaye, Carnegie Mellon University

Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh, University of California, Berkeley

Carla María Thomas, Florida Atlantic University


Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe

Cord J. Whitaker, Wellesley College


Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


This event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.

Please note there are two separate days for this event. You must select tickets for each day if you wish to attend both the Friday and Saturday sessions.

2019 Distinguished Lecture: "Engaging the Past to Create the Avant Garde" a dialogue with Peter Sellars

Please join us at 6:00 pm on Friday, January 18th for a dialogue with internationally renowed theater director Peter Sellars. In this conversation, Peter Sellars and Ayanna Thompson, Director of the ACMRS, will consider the ways classical texts address contemporary issues. How does the work of Shakespeare and other authors speak to the challenges we face in our society today? RSVP now.

Location and parking

This event will take place in the Carson Ballroom in Old Main on ASU's Tempe campus. The closest parking garage is the Fulton Center Structure. Please see ASU's parking and transit website for information about rates.

Map of Arizona State University

List of Hotels in Tempe

This event is co-sponsored by the Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Share with friends

Date and Time


Carson Ballroom, Old Main ASU Tempe

400 E. Tyler Mall

Tempe, AZ 85287

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved