Clemson University

Embodiment and Race Conference, April 11-13, 2019


The conference on Embodiment and Race is a two-day interdisciplinary conference that will explore the issues of race and embodiment from the perspectives of critical-race theory and phenomenology. The aim of the conference is to open a space for academics and the local community where we can extend and deepen our understanding of recent debates on race, racialization, and being an embodied agent of a minority group.

This conference brings together academics who work on race and embodiment to share their studies and discuss different approaches to these issues. We will explore the issues of philosophy of racism and racial embodiment focusing on questions: What role does embodiment play in the experience of racism and/or racial harm? How do various social policies benefit or burden people classified as being a given race? Does racism harm the racist as well as the victim? We plan to publish a selection of the conference papers in the conference proceedings.

Conference topics include: 

  • Phenomenological perspectives on embodiment

  • Embodiment and Racism

  • Race, racism, racialization

  • Embodiment and Identity

  • Embodied experience and the political


Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:00am to 10:00pm

Outdoor Lab and McKissick Theater 415 Charlie White Trail, Pendleton, SC 29670

Event Type

Conference / Forum / Symposium, Humanities Hub


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Philosophy and Religion

Target Audience

General Public



Free to public

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Edyta Kuzian

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