What is Critical Race Theory?: A Discussion

Sika Dagbovie-Mullins

Course Description

Put simply, Critical Race Theory describes work and research done by “activists and scholars interested in studying and transforming the relationship among race, racism, and power” (Delgado and Stefancic). This lecture/discussion will cover topics and issues that bring us toward a more critical understanding of systematic racism including social constructions of race, racial discrimination and racism, racial Othering, “post-racialism,” and colorblindness rhetoric, historically and in our contemporary moment.

About the Instructor

  • Sika Dagbovie-Mullins, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of English at FAU where she specializes in contemporary African American Literature and Critical Mixed-Race Studies. She is author of Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed Race Identity in Modern American Fiction and Culture (University of Tennessee Press, 2013) and co-editor of Mixed-Race Superheroes (Rutgers University Press, 2021). Her articles have appeared in journals such as African American Review, The Journal of Popular Culture, and Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.

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