Upcoming Events
Important Notices: As a registrant for all CSER Webinar events, you will be receiving an individualized link, unique to you and non-shareable, directly from CSER’s Zoom account. To claim your reserved spot on the day of the event, please use the unique link to sign in. If you are no longer able to participate or have any further questions, please email


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September 2021
September 24, 10:00 am –  3:00 pm    

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Sponsored by the Humanities Council, PLAS, and Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. Open to the public with prior registration.

October 2021
October 7, 12:15 pm –  2:00 pm    

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The SOF Thursday Lecture Series, presented by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, will feature Renzo Aroni. The lecture will be on “Gender and Punishment: How the Shining Path Cut Off the Hair of Women in Peru”.

October 12, 2:00 pm –  3:45 pm    

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Seminar with panelists Angelika Bammer, Raina Croff, Evelynn M. Hammonds, Sará King, Bianca Marlin Jones and moderators Clare McCormack and Noni Carter. In 2019, the Presidential Scholars at Columbia University held a seminar on the topic of neuroscience and intergenerational trauma, specifically asking how the remote past gets under our skin. We are enthusiastic to expand the direction of the dialogue with this special panel discussion focusing specifically on issues of intergenerational trauma and healing, neuroscience, and race. We will explore the ways in which activists and scholars have risen to the occasion, translating research into practice as they grapple with the unique historical role 2020 will play in furthering scholarly studies in this field and in expanding various frameworks for trauma healing around the globe. In question, here, are not only the types of insights 2020 will continue to add to ongoing research into various mechanisms of intergenerational transmission, but also the ethical challenges that arise when meeting a historical moment-in-the-making and the role (social justice) care work, inspired by scientific narratives of trauma and memory, will continue to play.

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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