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Starting this Summer, join in on the conversations around RACE's major issues and themes. Online discussions will enable you to participate from your laptop, desktop, or mobile device. Check back for dates, times, and topics. In the mean time, you can also join in by sending us a tweet or tagging your tweet with #sirace. We look forward to chatting with you!

Ucoming The Scholar Is In Series Events

  • September 21st, 3-4pm - Join us for a chat with Tom Guglielmo, Associate Professor in the George Washington University’s American Studies Department. He will discuss his current research for a book tentatively titled Race War: World War II and the Crisis of American Democracy. He'll discuss his findings, including how race shaped the draft, military blood banks, and other stories in a multiracial synthesis of Americans during the war years.

    Prof. Guglielmo's teaching and research interests include race and ethnic studies, immigration, and twentieth-century U.S. social, cultural, and political history. His book, White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945, won the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians and the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians.

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  • October 26th - Stay Tuned for details on this upcoming The Scholar Is In program
  • November 16th - Stay Tuned for details on this upcoming The Scholar Is In program
  • December 14th - Stay Tuned for details on this upcoming The Scholar Is In program

Past The Scholar Is In programs (recorded for your exploration)

August 17th, 3-4pm - Join journalist, lawyer, and professor Phil Tajitsu Nash in an online chat from 3-4pm. Nash teaches Asian American Studies courses at the University of Maryland. He served as Curator of the Asian Pacific American component of the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and is one of the founders of the Asian Pacific American multiracial identity movement. He will talk about the history and evolution of "multiracial" as an identity and a category, and other issues relating to race, law, identity, and culture.

July 20th, 3-4pm: The Scholar Is In - On July 20th, online visitors met Dr. Elizabeth Chacko, Associate Prof. of Geography and International Affairs and Chair of the Department of Geography at George Washington University. She joined us to discuss her research on African and Asian immigrants to the United States and their racial, national and ethnic identities, as well as how immigrant communities create ethnic spaces in U.S. urban centers.

Volunteer Voices

Visitors to RACE: Are We So Different? will meet trained volunteers there to encourage dialogue and reflection, answer questions, and help visitors explore the exhibition. We hope you enjoy getting to know them.

Race exhibit Volunteer: Efrata Yitbarek


Name: Efrata Yitbarek

“The notion of Race is prominently embedded in my psyche because I was born in Ethiopia and was raised in Moscow, Russia until I spent the second half of my life in America. Now in my early twenties, I am transitioning into the world of adulthood and also taking on becoming an American Citizen. Because of my upbringing, Race carries a different meaning than in America. As a Facilitator in the exhibit I look forward to exploring the cultural development of Race and its lack of biological evidence with the visitor and with myself as a student.”


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Special issue of AnthroNotes, the National Museum of Natural History's anthropology publication for educators.

Read a special issue of AnthroNotes, the National Museum of Natural History's anthropology publication for educators, published in conjunction with the RACE exhibit (PDF).

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