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Conference: 'Caste and Race - Reconfiguring Solidarities'

Event Details

May 4—May 6, 2018

Integrative Learning Center

Room: Auditorium N151

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Sangeeta Kamat and Gaurav Pathania

Caste and Race: Reconfiguring Solidarities is a three-day conference that will focus on caste in India and race relations in the U.S., and will feature presentations by leading scholars and activists and highlight discussions of new research, theory and politics in the pursuit of racial justice.

All events on Friday, May 4, are free and open to the public, with a full conference registration fee of $40 for students; $90 for UMass and Five College faculty, as well as for a spouse or companion; and $175 for all others.

Featured speakers include:

  • Isabel Wilkerson, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and author of New York Times bestseller “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration”

  • Michaeline A. Crichlow, professor of African and African-American studies and sociology and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

  • Keisha-Khan Perry, associate professor of Africana studies at Brown University and author of “Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil”

  • Gopal Guru, professor, Center for Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • Meena Dhanda, reader in philosophy and cultural politics at University of Wolverhampton, UK

  • Sujatha Gidla, author of New York Times Editor's choice “Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India”

A program of events can be found here

The event is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Chancellor's Office, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, and College of Education; the Center for Global Development and Sustainability at ​Brandeis University; the India-China Institute, New School for Social Research; and Boston Study Group.


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.