The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley that supports critical and engaged research on race, gender, and their intersections.  Launched as a result of the 1999 Ethnic Studies Student Strike, the CRG cultivates research and creative projects led by students, faculty, artists, activists, and community members.  Learn more...

(Prof. Laura Pérez, Ethnic Studies; Photo by Perla Garcia)


Mon, Nov 24, 2014 - 11:45 pm


Thu, Dec 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm


Space as Weapon: Mapping Repression in Tahrir Square & Cape Town

Re-scripting the City:
Race, Gender and Architecture in Cape Town’s Migrant Labour Hostels
Sharone L. Tomer, Architecture

Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Cape Town was represented as a ‘white’ city. Because the indigenous population at the Cape at the time of European colonization was ‘aboriginale’ rather than ‘black’ – meaning Bantu-speakers that migrated from East and Central Africa – it was possible to discursively distance Cape Town from its (South) African context and the related ‘black’ identity. As apartheid came to an end, however, the narrative of the white city also began to come into question.

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm


Retracing, Repurposing, and Reimagining:
Critiquing Contemporary Engagements With Colonial Expeditions

(Re)imagining Race, Nature, and the Colonial Frontier in Northern Spaces through the Harriman Alaska Expedition and the Harriman Retraced
Jen Smith, Ethnic Studies

(Re)presenting Race and Land:
Constructions of Nature, Culture, and Ecology in The Confluence Project in the Columbia River Gorge
Ashton Wesner, Environmental Science, Policy and Management

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