Deconstructing Race (Transnationalizing Race Series)

Fall 2021: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-2:45 pm

Durham Hall, Room 135

How can we address contemporary global inequalities that are rooted in racist ideologies?


How are race and racism related to economic, social, cultural, and ecological inequities?


How can we better understand the broad geographical and historical consequences of race?


How have racism and racialization impacted different regions of the globe?

This Lab will investigate the category of race in a transnational framework, examining diverse geographical and historical manifestations of race in relation to social, economic, political, and cultural practices. Looking at various colonial legacies, philosophical texts, and works of art, this lab will encourage reflection and interpretation of the language and idea of race in order to understand the different experiences of racialized populations and communities, with the explicit goal of promoting a more inclusive vision of humanity for the twenty-first century.


  • Collaborators TBA

Impact Outcomes

Students in the Deconstructing Race Lab investigated racialization in a transnational framework. They reflected on works of art, colonial legacies, and philosophical texts to understand the experiences of racialized groups. They then worked closely with their instructors to create interventions and research impact outcomes that examined the intersection of race and a variety of other cultural phenomena with the goal of promoting a more inclusive vision of humanity for the 21st century.

View their final outcomes HERE.

Race in the News

At the Humanities Lab, we strive to ensure our Labs are relevant and current. Here are some recent articles about race in today’s news!

Talking About Race

Enrollment Information

Fall 2021: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-2:45 pm and *Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm

Durham Hall, Room 135 (*137), Session C

Humanities Lab School of International Letters and Cultures
HUL 494 and 598 SLC 498 and 594
French Educational Studies
FRE 494 & 598 EDU 494 and 598
African and African American Studies
AFR 494 & 598

*Lab time is for students to work on activities and assignments, especially skill-building and collaborative Lab projects. Contact faculty about required Lab times.


Instructional Team

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Faculty: Yeukai Mlambo

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College 
Director of Mastercard Foundation Digital Initiatives at ASU EdPlus
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Faculty: Issac Joslin

School of International Letters and Cultures
Africana Language, Literature and Culture + Race and Gender Politics

Instructional Team