California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

Dedicated to Conversation and Research on Philosophy and Race-related Issues

CRPR 2015 Meeting Schedule

University of Dayton, Dayton,Ohio
October 23 & 24, 2015

All sessions will be held in the Jesse Phillips Humanities Building

Friday October 23, 2015

472 HM in Jesse Phillips Humanities Building



8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Light Breakfast


Session I: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Tom Morgan, University of Dayton

9:00 am: Christopher Lewis, Stanford University, “Hispanics, Race and the US Census”

10:00 am: Sergio Gallegos, Metropolitan State University of Denver, “Mestizaje, Identity and Nation Building in Chile and Mexico”


11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Break


Moderator: Leslie Picca, University of Dayton

11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm Jennifer Page, Harvard University, “Black Reparations: The Case for Accountability”


Lunch: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.


Session II:  2:00-4:00 p.m.


Moderator: Sybol Anderson, St. Mary's College of Maryland

2:00 p.m.: Barrett Emerick, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Tyler Hildebrand, University of New Mexico, “Racial Profiling and the Problem of Induction”


3:00 p.m.:  Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma, “Why Video Won’t Save Us From Racialized Police Violence”


Break: 4:00-4:30 p.m.


Keynote: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sears Recital Hall in Jesse Phillips Humanities Building (First Floor)


George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy

Emory University 

“Bodies that Can’t Breath: How It Feels to Be a Problem”

Moderator: TBA


Keynote Reception: 6:00-7:30 pm

(At Torch Lounge in Kennedy Union Building)


Saturday, October 24, 2015

HM 472 in Jesse Phillips Humanities


9:30-10:00 a.m.: Coffee/Light Breakfast

Session III: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Moderator: Lisa McLeod, Guilford College

10:00 a.m.: Ali Al-Saji, McGill University, “Racialized Time”

11:00 a.m.: Eddy Souffrant, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, “Technology and Development”


Lunch: Noon-1:30 p.m.

Session IV: 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Moderator: Denise James, University of Dayton

1:30 p.m. Bill Bywater, Allegheny College, “Yancy’s Gift”

2:30 p.m.: Grant Silva, Marquette University, “Racism, Self-Love and the Preservation of Racial Privilege”


3:30-4:00 p.m.: Break


Session V: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Moderator: Ernesto Rosen

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Saba Fatima, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, “Torture and the American Social Imagination”

Dinner at Salar Restaurant


Local Host: Ernesto Rosen Velásquez, Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton



Mickaella Perina, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Falguni A. Sheth, Emory University


Our sincere thanks to Ernesto Rosen Velásquez and the Philosophy Department at University of Dayton for their sponsorship and hosting of this year’s CRPR.



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