The Center for Race and Gender hosts the CRG Thursday Forum Series featuring presentations from faculty, fellows, and students on emerging research on race, gender, and their intersections.  Forum presentations represent a broad landscape of ideas, topics, and disciplinary approaches, and are great opportunities to engage in discussions about new research or share scholarly work for community feedback.

Forums take place on Thursdays at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the CRG Conference Room in 691 Barrows Hall, unless otherwise noted. Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments are served.  Join us for future forums and listen to podcasts of past forums.

Spring 2018 Thursday Forums

(Fall 2018 Forums TBA)

Thur, Feb 8, 2018:

Media & Medicine: News Productions of Public Health
  • Charles Briggs, Anthropology 
  • Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

Thur, Feb 15, 2018:

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
  • Ula Taylor, African American Studies

Thur, Mar 8, 2018:

Bodies in Process: Trans Politics & Possibilities
  • Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
  • Omi Salas-SantaCruz,  School of Education


Other Materialisms: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and the Environment
  • Victoria M. Massie, Anthropology
  • Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Ethnic Studies

Thur, Apr 5, 2018

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, & Pedagogy
  • Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Graduate School of Education
  • Michael Singh, Graduate School of Education

Thur, Apr 26, 2018

Screening of  Agents of Change
  • Panelists: Ziza Delgado, Juanita Tamayo Lott, and Jason Ferreira.

Spring 2019 Thursday Forum Proposal Deadline:


If you are interested in presenting as an individual or as part of a panel, or if you have suggestions for topics and presenters, please download the appropriate application below, and e-mail your application by the deadline to with the subject line: CRG Forum – (Your Name).

Thursday Forum Archive

Since 2002, the CRG has hosted the Thursday Forum Series spotlighting a wide range of race and gender research topics explored by faculty and students at UC Berkeley and from neighboring campuses in the Bay Area.  Forum audio recordings are available in our Podcast Archive.

# of presentations hosted at the CRG Thursday Forums since 2002