The Racial Geography Project

The Racial Geography Project

A research collective unveiling histories of racism and violence registered in the Rice University campus—from its land and buildings, to its monuments and ornaments. It also recognizes moments of resistance, both organized and daily.

The Racial Geography Project is an initiative of the Rice University Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice.

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Join undergraduate and graduate students from The Racial Geography Project research collective to learn about their ongoing work on the entanglement of campus histories with the histories of slavery, segregation, and racial injustice.

A Zoom Webinar - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - Noon CDT
Zoom ID: 984 1724 1185 • Passcode: 628227

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Panel discussion
William Marsh Rice and Slavery
Chaney Hill, Ph.D. Student, English
Soha Rizvi, junior, Computational and Applied Math

Land, Architecture, and Labor
Giovanna M. Bassi Cendra, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History
Marc Armeña, freshman, Mechanical Engineering
Sanvitti Sahdev, senior, English and Political Science

William Marsh Rice Memorial
James McCabe, Ph.D. Student, Art History

Performing White Supremacy
Morgan Seay, junior, Social Policy Analysis and French
Sumin Hwang, senior, Art History and VADA

Black Life at Rice
Lynne Lee, Ph.D. Student, Art History
Venus Alemanji, junior, Computer Science

Introduction and closing by
Fabiola López-Durán, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History
Adrienne Rooney, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History

Featuring additional research by
Amber Wang, Amy Lin, Anthony Nguyen, Dalia
Gulca, Emily Weaver, Gabriella Feuillet, Jared Snow,
Karen Siu, Lauren Ma, and Spoorthi Kamepalli

Image: Unidentified construction workers laying the footing for the Rice Institute Physics Building, c. 1913
Photo by William Ward Watkin