FRIDAY: Center Conceived by Student Activists Will Hold Summer Research Symposium

by Alejandra Padín-Dujon (Editor-in-Chief)

This Friday, September 23rd from 2-5pm, Yale’s newly-created Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) will hold its inaugural Summer Student Research Symposium in Luce Hall. The symposium – the first of its kind since student advocates for comprehensive ethnic studies brought about the Center’s creation last year – takes place amid a flurry of RITM-sponsored College Teas, colloquiums, and film screenings slated for the end of September.

Featuring twelve student panelists ranging in discipline from Architecture to African American Studies, presentations will be organized into four, faculty-moderated panels: “state,” “labor,” “new cartographies,” and “site & memory.” In addition to six graduate and five undergraduate students, the lineup includes María L. Quintana, RITM’s first postdoctoral associate. Quintana earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 2016 with a background in twentieth-century U.S. race history and Latinx Studies.

Refreshments will be served, and a reception featuring a Yale Jazz Collective quartet will follow.

For more information, visit the RITM website: http://ritm.yale.edu/event/ritm-student-summer-research-symposium