“Belonging and Difference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives” April 8, 2021
Invited speakers in law, the humanities, and social sciences discussed their work on a wide array of topics including: immigration; policing; Indigenous law and policy; the history of the queer, Black, Migrant, and Refugee Movements of the 1980s Netherlands and their relevance to the present day; scientific racism; and colonialism. Asking each of the speakers to frame these issues in terms of belonging and difference, these interdisciplinary conversations opened up new ways of thinking about how to address issues of trenchant inequality and inequity.
The Colloquy opened with a keynote “conversation”—to establish an ethos of talking with instead of talking at others—between historian Dr. Tiffany N. Florvil and Professor of Law Natsu Taylor Saito. Two panels followed, each made up of a mix of law and humanities, and social science scholars. At the end of the day, Dr. Rucker-Chang, Professor Emily Houh, and Professor Kristin Kalsem bookended the program with a summary conversation that included discussion of possible next steps.
The Colloquy was presented by the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, in collaboration with the European Studies Program in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of German Studies.