Racism & Welfare, 11-13 OKTOBER 2017 

The Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism at Uppsala University with the support of Riksbankens jubileumsfond, hosted the 2017 Racism Studies Conference, focusing on Racism and Welfare, from the 11-13th of October, 2017.

Opening speech

The conference was inaugurated by Vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson and CEMFOR's Directors of Research Irene Molina and Mattias Gardell. 

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Philomena Essed, Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies,
    Antioch University.

  • Associate Professor Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé, Director of the
    Department of Social Work at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

  • Professor David Theo Goldberg, Director, Humanities Research Institute, University of California.

  • Associate Professor, Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Cultural Encounters, Department of Arts and Communications, Roskilde University.

Panel discussions

  • Welfare - for whom? Racism, gender, class.

  • Racism and the Swedish model.

  • Suburbia, segregation, and the racialisation of welfare.

Workshops, round-table discussions, och seminar sessions

  • Specific topics such as racism in health, healthcare, politics, the labour market, the housing market, and education.

  • Disciplinary perspectives such as legal, historical, sociological and linguistic perspectives on racism and welfare.

  • Theoretical perspectives, such as biopolitical, postcolonial, discourse analytical, gender theoretical, or other perspectives on racism and welfare.