What is Whiteness? How is it different than 'White people' and what is the relevance to racial liberation?

Dr. Cabrera explores the historical development and contemporary relevance of Whiteness to racial oppression and higher education practice. He will then explore how the path toward liberation requires engaging, disrupting, and transforming Whiteness in the process.

The Race & Pedagogy Institute is hosting Nolan Cabrera, Ph.D is a nationally-recognized expert in the areas of racism/anti-racism, Whiteness, and Ethnic Studies. He is currently a Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, and was the only academic featured in the MTV documentary White People. He is the author of the award-winning book White Guys on Campus, and he was an expert witness in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies case (Gonzalez v. Douglas) – the highest-profile ethnic studies case in the country’s history. He has given hundreds of lectures, keynote addresses, and trainings, throughout the country.