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.

Fall 2018 Thursday Forums

SEP 13:

Histories of Empire and Transcolonial Circuits of Freedom

SEP 20:

Navigating Borders and Violence: Indigenous Maya Families and Central American Children in Migration

SEP 27:

The Place of Paris in Vietnamese Diasporic Fiction

OCT 4:

Archives of Justice and Abolition

OCT 11:

What’s New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality

NOV 1:

Counter-memory and Justice in Armed Conflicts

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