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Event #1289

Racism's Touch: 'I can't quite put my finger on it'


Saturday, May 29, 2021

12:00 - 13:00
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In an event organized by the University of Alberta's Black Graduate Students' Association, Tate will critically examine the academy’s ‘post-race’ sensibilities and question the quotidian transmission of racism through the flinching away from Black touch. 

About Shirley Anne Tate

Dr. Shirley Anne Tate holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminism and Intersectionality in the Sociology Department of the University of Alberta. For more than a decade, she has turned her analyses – rooted in Caribbean decolonial and Black feminist thought – to the academic world itself. Her current CRC research investigates anti-BIPOC racism and decolonization in universities across Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Sweden and Finland. 

The Big Thinking series is sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Universities Canada, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.