Category Social Sciences Forum

Oct 28 SSF

Reassessing Racial Differences: The Perception of Racial Equality in the Obama Era

Social Sciences Forum
Melvin Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, and Hayward Derrick Horton, Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York
Friday, October 28, 2 p.m.
Location to be announced

The election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States was heralded as a sign that the U.S. had entered a post-racial era. Thomas and Horton explore the perception of racial equality in the Obama era. (Click heading for full description.)

Nov 9 SSF

Post-Election Forum

Social Sciences Forum
Donald Norris, Professor and Director, UMBC School of Public Policy; Thomas Schaller, Professor and Chair, UMBC Department of Political Science; and John Fritze, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun
Wednesday, November 9, 4 p.m.
Albin O Kuhn Library 7th floor

An engaging discussion about the 2016 Presidential election – the campaigns, the candidates, the issues, and of course, the election outcomes. (Click heading for full description.)


From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics

Humanities/Social Sciences Forum — W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Chair, Political Science, the University of Chicago
“From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections: The Future of Black Politics”
Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

With the end of the Obama presidency in sight and the continuation of the Black Lives Matter movement, many wonder what black politics will look like after President Obama leaves office. Cathy Cohen will discuss the future of black politics in light of electoral vs protest tensions, generational differences and an increasing class bifurcation in black communities. (Click heading for full description.)

Nov 14 SSF

How did we get here? Women and the 2016 election

Social Sciences Forum
Rebecca Traister, Author
Monday, November 14, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Rebecca Traister, author of the New York Times bestseller, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of An Independent Nation and New York Times notable book of 2010, Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, will discuss women and the 2016 election cycle. (Click heading for full description.)