Critical Race Theory in LIS Reading Group

This event will be an online discussion of a chapter from the recent Knowledge Justice book, which takes a direct look at critical race theory and library and information studies.

Reading: Anastasia Chiu, Fobazi M. Ettarh and Jennifer A. Ferretti, "Not the Shark, but the Water: How Neutrality and Vocational Awe Intertwine to Uphold White Supremacy." Chapter 1 in Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory, edited by Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2021. The eBook is available through the UIUC Library.

The Critical Race Theory in LIS reading group is organized by two iSchool faculty members and open to all members of the iSchool community: faculty, staff, and students at all levels. Our goals are to learn about Critical Race Theory and how we might apply it in our learning, research, and teaching. We see this an essential direction for the future of our field and want to open space for learning and sharing. Readings and more details about the group are available on our Moodle page.

Questions? Contact Karen Wickett.

This event is sponsored by Karen Wickett and Rachel Magee