CRASSH Impact


About

CRASSH Impact is a series of free public lectures and seminars at the University of Cambridge. The event series is funded through a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). 

Our Impact speaker this Easter Term was Reni Eddo-Lodge, whose Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race recently won the 2018 Jhalak Prize for the best book by a British BAME writer. Please click on the links below to watch the conversations on video. 

15 May 2018, 4.30pm – 6pm
Reni Eddo-Lodge and Priyamvada Gopal in Conversation
• Chaired by Lola Olufemi

16 May 2018, 5.15pm – 7pm
Reni Eddo-Lodge and Heidi Safia Mirza in Conversation 
• Chaired by Shakira Martin
 


From left to right: Priyamvada Gopal, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Lola Olufemi

Any questions about these events can be directed to enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk.

 

Previous Events


Our 2018 Easter Term Impact speaker was Reni Eddo-Lodge, whose Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race won the 2018 Jhalak Prize for the best book by a British BAME writer.

Please click on the links below to watch the conversations on video. 
 

15 May 2018, 4.30pm – 6pm
Reni Eddo-Lodge and Priyamvada Gopal in Conversation
• Chaired by Lola Olufemi

16 May 2018, 5.15pm – 7pm
Reni Eddo-Lodge and Heidi Safia Mirza in Conversation 
• Chaired by Shakira Martin
 

 

 



Sara Ahmed has become one of the best known feminist theorists of this generation through her publications, her blogs and her activism. She gave the CRASSH Impact Lectures during Lent Term 2018, continuing CRASSH's commitment to exploring issues of race and gender, with a special focus on policy and social action. 

Please click on the links below to watch the lectures on video. 

2 March 2018, 5.15pm – 7pm
Uses of Use: Diversity, Utility and the University
• Public lecture by Sara Ahmed
• Chaired by Simon Goldhill

9 March 2018, 5.15pm – 7pm
Complaint as Diversity Work
• Public lecture by Sara Ahmed
• Discussant: Karen Salt

 


 

The great Sinologist from Harvard, Michael Puett, presented the CRASSH Impact Lecture on China and policy during the Michaelmas Term.

Please click on the links below to watch the events on video. 

21 November 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm
Neoliberalism and History, or: How Should We Understand China?
• Public lecture by Michael Puett

22 November 2017, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Michael Puett and Julia Lovell in Conversation 
• Chaired by Hans van de Ven

 


 


 

In the Easter Term 2017, we had a thrilling set of events on Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy (2 – 4 May 2017), starring Patricia J. Williams (Columbia), one of the most stirring theorists of law and race in the USA today, along with Paul Gilroy (King’s College London), Britain's most distinguished theorist of race, and Heidi Safia Mirza (Goldsmiths), a pioneering researcher into race, faith and gender.

Please click on the links below to watch the events on video. 

2 May 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm
In Conversation: Paul Gilroy and Patricia Williams 
Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy launch event
• Chaired by Priscilla Mensah

3 May 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm​
'Other People’s Children'
• Public lecture by Patricia Williams

4 May 2017, 5.15pm – 7.00pm​
Black Life, Law, Love and Survival in Times of Trump and Brexit
• A Black Feminist conversation between Heidi Mirza and Patricia Williams
• Chaired by Sarah Franklin
 


 

2 March 2017, 5.15pm – 6.30pm
What Does Science Have to Do with Modernity? 
• Public lecture by Lorraine Daston
• Respondents: Claire Craig, Jim Secord