Events

2021-22

All events at the HRC are free and open to all, though mostly virtual for 2021-22. Please join us!

Research Fridays: Grants in the Humanities: How to Apply and Get Funded

September 10, 2021

heather lennon and josh hahn
Heather Lennon and Joshua Hahn

The speakers for this virtual event are Joshua Hahn, senior grant development specialist at VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Heather Lennon, director of sponsored programs for the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.


Meet VCU's Authors: Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D.

September 13, 2021

Ryan K Smith
Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and author of "Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries."


Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

September 23, 2021

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Daphne A. Brooks, Ph.D.
(photo credit: Mara Lavitt)

The speaker for this virtual event is Daphne A. Brooks, Ph.D., William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies and professor of theater studies, American studies, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Yale University. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Research Fridays: 2019-20 HRC Residential Fellows’ Research Presentations

September 24, 2021

a library shelf full of books

The HRC residential fellows for 2019-20 will give a presentation on the topic "Indigenizing Reform: Cultural and Political Transformations in the Global South."


Meet VCU's Authors: Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ph.D., in conversation with Betsy Starnes of Virtual Virginia

September 27, 2021

kathryn murphy-judy speaking against a word cloud backdrop
Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ph.D., professor of French, in the School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and co-author with Victoria Russell of "Teaching Language Online: A Guide for Designing, Developing, and Delivering Online, Blended, and Flipped Language Courses." She will be in conversation with Betsy Starnes of Virtual Virginia.


Latinx Precarity, Permissibility, and Persistence

October 7, 2021

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Christopher González, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Christopher González, Ph.D., professor of English, founder and director of the Latinx Cultural Center, and associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Research Fridays: Mentoring Underrepresented Minority Faculty

October 8, 2021

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Archana A. Pathak, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Archana A. Pathak, Ph.D., interim director of the Q Collective at VCU in the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success, and associate professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.


Meet VCU's Authors: Robert Volpicelli, Ph.D., in conversation with Nick Frankel, Ph.D.

October 11, 2021

nick frankel and robert volpicelli
Nick Frankel, Ph.D., and Robert Volpicelli, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Robert Volpicelli, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Randolph-Macon College, in conversation with Nick Frankel, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU, about Volpicelli's book "Transatlantic Modernism and U.S. Lecture Tour."


Fundamentals of Race and Racism

October 18, 2021

the egyptian building at v.c.u. circa the year 1845
Egyptian Building at VCU ca.1845

Panelists will share their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.


Research Fridays: Richmond Racial Equity Essays

October 22, 2021

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Ebony Walden and Meghan Gough, Ph.D.

The speakers for this virtual event are Ebony Walden, urban planner and consultant, and Meghan Gough, Ph.D., associate professor in the VCU Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.


Meet VCU's Authors: Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D.

October 25, 2021

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Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., university professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and co-author of "African American Families: Research, Theories, and Practice."


Meet VCU's Authors: Alex Keena, Ph.D., in conversation with Michael Latner, Ph.D.

November 1, 2021

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Alex Keena, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Alex Keena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and co-author of "Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism." He will be in conversation with Michael Latner, Ph.D., professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University and senior fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy.


The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance

November 4, 2021

The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance; panel signing with author bill campbell and illustrator Bizhan Khodabandeh

Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discuss their work on the acclaimed new graphic novel, "The Day the Klan Came to Town," a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent 1923 march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pa. This event is co-sponsored with VCU Libraries.


Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion

November 11, 2021

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ph.D., American historian, writer and activist, and a professor emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice (On Native Ground) Speaker Series.


Meet VCU's Authors: Kim Case, Ph.D., and Salena Brody, Ph.D.

November 15, 2021

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Kim Case, Ph.D., and Salena Brody, Ph.D.

The speakers for this event are Kim Case, Ph.D., and Salena Brody, Ph.D. Case, who is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at VCU, is co-author of "Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice." Brody, professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Dallas, contributed a chapter on white privilege and how it functions in the classroom.


Race, Space and Power in Richmond, VA

November 15, 2021

The Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike cleaves through the heart of Jackson Ward in richmond virginia
(Source: Library of Virginia)

Panelists will explore health disparities in Richmond; their historical roots in Black political disenfranchisement and racial segregation; and ways that we might improve our city's health by building more equitable neighborhoods. This event is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity Series.


Savage Conversations

November 18, 2021

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LeAnne Howe

The speaker for this event is LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Envisioning Afro-Indigenous Futures: Land Back, Reparations, and the Aftermath of Colonialism and White Supremacy

February 3, 2022

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Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D.

The speaker for this virtual event is Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at UCLA. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Margery Kempe, Intimate Affect, and the Triumph of the (Feminist) Subject

March 17, 2022

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Adin Lears, Ph.D., and Holly Crocker, Ph.D.

The speakers for this virtual event are Holly Crocker, Ph.D., founding director of the Humanities Directive at the University of South Carolina, and Adin Lears, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at VCU. This event is part of the HRC Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Speaker Series.


Interested in our offerings from prior years?

Each of the following pages offers a section at the bottom that lists topics and speakers from the past: