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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Race Talks Seminar Series

Thursdays, bi-weekly: 2.30 to 3.30 pm

Please note that due to the start of daylight saving time in the US and Canada the seminar with Anna Malaika Tubbs will start at 4.30pm GMT instead of the previously published 5.30pm GMT start.

Tuesday 14 March 2023 *4.30pm start 
The Women Before the Men
Anna Malaika Tubbs, NY Times Bestselling author, advocate, and educator In conversation with Ola Osman, University of Cambridge

Thursday 27 April 2023 
The Black Radical Tradition: Past, Present, and Futures
In Conversation with Candace Borders, Yale University & K. Bailey Thomas, Dartmouth University

Thursday 11 May 2023
Black Feminism and Figures of the Black Mater(nal)
Morinade J. Stevenson, Emory University

If you'd like to attend any of the seminars please register via Eventbrite.

Convenors: Ola Osman, PhD Candidate, UCCGS ( and Mansi Hitesh, PhD Candidate, Emory University (

Race Talks - Tito Texidor III on UnsplashRace Talks is a bi-weekly seminar series that investigates processes and histories of race and gender making. Race Talks is attuned to the ways in which universities as institutions are animated by histories of colonialism, which in turn shape the organisation of knowledge production as well as citational practices. In view of this fact, we are particularly committed to inviting scholars of colour in a feminist effort to honour the radical intellectual work that emerges from the margins.

The Race Talks seminar series aims to foster critical conversation about race, racialisation, and processes of race-making. The seminar series will provide a forum for students from across the University who are interested in integrating critical race approaches and feminist scholarship in their work. It may be of particular interest to students in the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies and those working with the Race Research Cluster in the Department of Sociology.

At each seminar, an invited speaker will give a short talk about the seminar topic and then invite participants to share their reflections. Each seminar will also have a curated reading list, which participants will be encouraged to read beforehand and prepare questions and thoughts to share with the rest of the group.

Follow 'Race Talks' at:

Twitter: @racetalkscam Instagram: @racetalkscam Youtube: @racetalkscambridge

If you would like to attend Race Talks, please email Vincenzo Paci, UCCGS Administrative Assistant, and ask to be placed on the mailing list.

Photo credit Tito Texidor III on Unsplash