The 2021 - 2022 Race and Inequality Seminar Series

About the Series

The History Department is pleased to announce the start of an annual speaker series showcasing historical scholarship on race and inequality. Every year, the department will host two speakers per semester. The theme for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is "The Carceral State." 


Fall 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Fall speaker series will be featured entirely on Zoom. Please RSVP in advance. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at 10 a.m.: Prof. Simon Balto (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will speak on "Occupied Territory: A History of Racist Policing in America" at the inaugural meeting of the GW History Department's new Seminar on Race and Inequality. You must register for the event in advance.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at 10 a.m.: Prof. Matthew Lassiter (University of Michigan) will speak on "Detroit as a Carceral Space: Documenting Criminalization and Police Violence through Research Collaboration." The talk will take place at 10:00 a.m. You must register for the event in advance.