Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

A Dialogue with Dr. Ralina Joseph


OMA&D and UWAA present a dialogue with UW professor Ralina Joseph on her new book, “Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity.”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Talk: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Book Signing: 7:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.
University of Washington, Kane Hall Walker Ames Room (Room 225)


Registration for this event will close on Mon., April 8, 2019, or when capacity is reached.

About The Talk

What is it like for women of color to experience a respite from the everyday racism and sexism of their daily lives? In Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity (New York University Press, 2018), Prof. Joseph documented this particular respite as it was experienced by a group of women of color University of Washington students ten years ago. While the students hate-watched a season of their favorite show at the time, America’s Next Top Model, they fortified their resistant community.

Join us for an evening discussion between Prof. Joseph and three of the participants as they look back on the experiences shared in the book, and think through how race, gender, racism, and sexism, have impacted their lives since the Spring of 2009 when they joined together to watch a season of ANTM. The alums joining Prof. Joseph are Camille Elmore-Trummer (B.A. 2009, Communication and CHID), an account manager at Brink Communications, a women-owned communications and marketing firm, Jennifer B. Moore (B.A. 2008, CHID), a multidisciplinary artist, and Michelé Prince (B.A. 2008, Women Studies and Political Science), a Ph.D. candidate in Women Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The UW Bookstore will be selling copies of Postracial Resistance, and Professor Joseph will sign books after the event.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.