• Third Biennial

    Interdisciplinary Conference

    on Race

    THEME: Access and Privilege in Higher Education

    DATE: Thursday, April 11 – Saturday, April 13, 2013

    VENUE: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

    This conference is held in conjunction with the
    Global Understanding Convention.

    The primary theme of the third biennial interdisciplinary conference on race at Monmouth University is access and privilege in higher education. Although the main conference theme is specifically related to access and privilege in higher education, we welcome all papers on race in the U.S./global societies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including history, anthropology, sociology, economics (and labor), education, communication studies, and cultural studies.

    • White Privilege in U.S. Society
    • Whiteness in Global Societies
    • Race, Gender, Class
    • Gender and Privilege
    Suggested Paper/Panel Topics:
    • The History of African American Women in the Ivory Tower
    • Racism in Higher Education
    • Women and Family Friendly Issues on the College Campus
    • Hip Hop in the Classroom
    • White Male Privilege in Academia
    • Latina/o Experience and Higher Education
    • Asian Students and Higher Education
    • Black Students on Predominantly White Campuses
    • Access and Privilege in European Institutions of Higher Education
    • The Mixed Race Category and Diversity Education
    • Whiteness and U.S. Immigration History
    • Whiteness and U.S. Labor History
    • African Americans and the Tenure Process
    Keynote Speakers:

    Please use the available links for more information on our invited speakers.


    Please visit this Web site often for further updates. For more information, please send an e-mail to:

    • Dr. Julius O. Adekunle, Professor of History, Department of History and Anthropology, at jadekunl@monmouth.edu.
    • Hettie V. Williams, Lecturer, African American History, Department of History and Anthropology, hwilliam@monmouth.edu 
    Additional Information