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The Science Fiction Collective Mellon Group Presents: The Landscape of Race in Science Fiction A Panel Discussion

Friday, November 15, 2013
  1–3:30 p.m.


Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1113
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Category: Lecture

Description: The Science Fiction Collective Mellon Group Presents:
The Landscape of Race in Science Fiction A Panel Discussion

Friday, November 15, 2013
1pm - 3pm, doors open 12:30pm
INTS 1113

What does the landscape of race in Science Fiction look like today? SF is uniquely positioned to explore issues of racial identity and oppression, but this genre has also had a long history of racism and erasure of diversity. From indigenous futurism to postcolonial studies to afrofuturism, the academic conversation surrounding race and SF has been greatly enriched by scholarly and creative works that address this troubled history and find new ways of extrapolating racial issues into futuristic worlds. Please join us for a panel bringing together UCR faculty specializing in ethnic studies, creative writing, and SF studies to continue this discussion of diversity and representation in SF literature and media.

Moderator: Dr. Yolanda Moses, Anthropology, UCR Vice-Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Excellence
Panelists:
Dr. Sherryl Vint, English, co-director of UCR Science Fiction & Technoculture Studies (sfts.ucr.edu)
Dr. Jayna Brown, Ethnic Studies, author of Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern
Nalo Hopkinson, Creative Writing, award-winning author of Midnight Robber, Brown Girl In The Ring, and Sister Mine.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant through the Andrew W. Mellon Workshops in the Humanities. For more information on the event, or for any event, please visit the website at ideasandsociety@ucr.edu.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Renee DeGuire
951-827-1556
renee.deguire@ucr.edu