W. E. B. Du Bois and the Color Line in the 21st Century: Continuity, Challenges, and New Directions

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:30am to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston is excited to host this two-day conference. The theme of the 12th Social Theory Forum will center on interdisciplinary scholarship on race and the legacy of American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois. During his long and productive life as a scholar and activist, Du Bois was instrumental in founding both the Atlanta school of sociology and the NAACP, and developed theories, research methodologies, and approaches to political organizing. The 12th Social Theory Forum provides an important opportunity to revisit and extend Du Bois’s work on race. 

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Associate Professor, UMass Amherst, Department of Anthropology will give opening remarks. The title of her talk is, “It is the mothers and mother of mothers who seem to count: A Black Feminist Perspective of W. E. B. Du Bois.” Battle-Baptiste’s remarks will be on Monday, at 9:30am in Ryan Lounge, 3rd Floor McCormack Hall and are sponsored by the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).

With Keynote Addresses by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Dr. Aldon Morris