AUSTIN, Texas—Scholars from the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin will explore Cultures and Contexts in the 4th annual Conference on Race, Identity and Representation on Saturday, (April 15) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in CMA 4.128.
The conference highlights the work of the college’s graduate students, who will present research papers and videos in sessions on Youth Culture, Whiteness: Three Case Studies, Violence and Representation and Transnational Identities.
Professor Edmund T. Gordon of the UT Austin department of anthropology will present the 12:30 p.m. keynote address, Cultures Out of Contexts: Cultural Difference and the New Cultural Racisms.
“Our society grapples every day with questions about media, communication and race, and the college’s graduate students are doing very important and exciting work on these issues,” said Joni Jones, a professor in the department of communication studies and coordinator of the conference. “The conference gives them a chance to share that work with other students and faculty, and the community.”
The conference, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UT Austin College of Communication. For more information, contact Dr. Joni Jones at (512) 471-1946, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.