Race & Resistance

Students and staff confronting racism and racial hierarchies in Oxford and beyond. Join us!

Launched in January 2013, the Race and Resistance programme brings together researchers, students, and activists in the history, literature, and culture of anti-racist movements across the modern world.

Our programme actively challenges all forms of racism and hierarchy and connected inequalities. We seek to facilitate informed conversations about race, racism, resistance, and liberation within Oxford and beyond.

During the term, we meet at Friday lunchtime. Sessions have a variety of formats, including facilitated discussions with students, researchers, and activists, lectures by invited speakers, short research presentations, seminars discussing pre-circulated texts from across disciplines, book launches, and film screenings.

All are welcome to attend and to get involved!
Type: Seminar Series
Series organisers: Holly Cooper (University of Oxford), Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford)
Timing: Fridays at 1pm
Web Address: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/raceresist
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

Talks:

Friday 26 April 2024 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

In conversation with Professor Anthony Reddie
Date: 26 April 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Prof Anthony Reddie (Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Organiser: Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 3 May 2024 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

Work In Progress | Student Panel
Date: 3 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 2nd week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker s: Holly Cooper (University of Oxford), Joseph Ward (University of Oxford), Jean Beesley (University of Oxford)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 10 May 2024 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

Love, Hope, and Neurodiversity
Date: 10 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 3rd week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker s: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Professor Jason Arday (University of Cambridge)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 17 May 2024 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

Radical Reasoning | Neurodiversity & Race in HE
Date: 17 May 2024, 13:30 - 14:30 (Friday, 4th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker Various Speakers
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: 2nd floor Lecture room
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 24 May 2024 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

Amelia Newsham & 18th century Black British histories
Date: 24 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 5th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Dr Meleisa Ono-George (The Queen's College)
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 31 May 2024 (6th Week, Trinity Term)

On Palestine - Why Solidarity Matters
Date: 31 May 2024, 13:30 - 14:30 (Friday, 6th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker s: Caroline Raine (Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign), Nikki Marriott (Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 7 June 2024 (7th Week, Trinity Term)

Intersecting Identities: Race and Queerness in South African Cinema
Date: 7 June 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 7th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Dr. Gibson Ncube (Stellenbosch University)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 14 June 2024 (8th Week, Trinity Term)

End of Year Reflections
Date: 14 June 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 8th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker Various Speakers
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Editor: Holly Cooper