Event Title

Making Whiteness Strange—An Unveiling of White Privilege at Colby

Presenter Information

Lucinda Gulino, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:42 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

The goal of my ethnographic fieldwork is to examine to the discourse of white privilege on campus and the plications of such discourse. Some questions I used to guide my research were: What is the discourse surrounding whiteness and white privilege at Colby? Who determines this discourse? How does a form of structural violence emerge from this discourse? Are there ways for both whites and nonwhites to disrupt and this discourse to make the invisibility of this harmful discourse visible? As I continue my research, my project continues to evolve and it is too soon to have any substantial conclusions.

Faculty Sponsor

Winifred Tate

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Anthropology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1319

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Apr 30th, 2:42 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Making Whiteness Strange—An Unveiling of White Privilege at Colby

Diamond 223

The goal of my ethnographic fieldwork is to examine to the discourse of white privilege on campus and the plications of such discourse. Some questions I used to guide my research were: What is the discourse surrounding whiteness and white privilege at Colby? Who determines this discourse? How does a form of structural violence emerge from this discourse? Are there ways for both whites and nonwhites to disrupt and this discourse to make the invisibility of this harmful discourse visible? As I continue my research, my project continues to evolve and it is too soon to have any substantial conclusions.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/214