Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School of Social Work

Bi-Weekly Mondays 10:00-11:30 AM CST

Purpose of Journal Club

This journal club is an opportunity for a group of individuals to meet regularly to critically examine recent books or articles in the academic literature that examines the concept of race as a measure of human difference and the intersection of race and health, or the social lives of American populations.

Book Selection: Zuberi, T. (2003). Thicker Than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie. (First edition ed.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Ways to Get Involved:

Option 1: Participate via Zoom where you will actively engage in dialogue and help facilitate discussion with other members of the club. You must register for this option at  https://is.gd/journal_club_fall_21

Option 2: Get involved by viewing our bi-weekly discussion on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/HomeGrownStLouis

Journal Club will be held bi-weekly on Mondays from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM CST

If you have any questions, please contact Enoch Azasu, MSW (enochazasu@wustl.edu) or Dennis Boyd (dennis.boyd@wustl.edu).

Spring 2021 Schedule

Sep. 13th, 2021

Journal Club Overview & Introduction

Introduction: Racial Statistics (pp. xv-xxii)

Part I: Birth of a Problem (pp. 1-4)

Sep. 27th, 2021

Ch 1: Racial Domination (pp. 5-16)

Ch 2: The Evolution of Racial Classification (pp. 17-26)

Oct. 11th, 2021

Part II: Racial Statistics (pp. 27-32)

Ch 3: Eugenics and the Birth of Racial Statistics (pp. 33-57)

Oct. 25th 2021

Ch 4: Eugenics and Racial Demography (pp. 58-79)

Ch 5: Noneugenic Racial Statistics (pp. 80-98)

Nov. 8th, 2021

Part III: Beyond Racial Statistics (pp. 99-104) 

Ch 6: Challenging Race as a Variable (pp. 105-122)

Nov. 22nd 2021

Ch 7: Deracializing the Logic of Social Statistics (pp. 123-140)

Epilogue: Toward a New Analysis of Difference (pp. 141-144)

Dec. 6th, 2021

Conclusion and Presentations