2017 Workshop

Our first workshop convened during the 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies on Saturday, May 13, 5:45pm in Fetzer 1045*

An estimated 250 congress participants were in attendance. For reflections on their experience, click here.

Read About the Workshop.

Sierra Lomuto, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

Seeta Chaganti, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Davis
Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English, George Washington University


We have chosen four readings to anchor our workshop discussion, listed and linked below. 

Jane H. Hill, “The Persistence of White Racism,” in The Everyday Language of White Racism (2008)Our discussion will focus on the first chapter. You can find a portion of the chapter here. For a copy of the full chapter, please register here [closed].

Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Peace and Freedom Magazine. July/August 1989. Link here.

Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda, “On Whiteness and the Racial Imaginary,” an adaptation from their foreword to The Racial Imaginary (2015). Link here.

Christine M. Riordan, “Diversity is Useless without Inclusivity.” Harvard Business Review. June 5, 2014. Link here.

You can find a list of the discussion questions here. For a large-print version, click here.

For the 2018 Workshop, click here.

* As this workshop was conceived of in urgent response to recent events after the November presidential election, it is not included in the official ICMS program. The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) generously agreed to make space for the workshop during the later portion of their business meeting and reception.