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Antiracist Research & Policy Center

Our Mission

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis geared towards dismantling racism in its many forms. We build multidisciplinary initiatives for fostering racial justice, decolonial politics, and intersectional liberation by forging relationships across AU and with external changemakers in the DC region and beyond.

Our Work

The interim leadership team will continue to aggregate and amplify the work of AU scholars who study race and empire by partnering with external policy and practitioner stakeholders, advocates, and activists.

Walter Rodney and the Struggle for Global Justice

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Dr. Randolph Persaud examined Walter Rodney’s contribution to subaltern critical political economy, and to the general politics of decolonization. Specific attention was given to the transnational character of Rodney’s work and praxis, and to the central role of violent racism in the emergence and reproduction of global capitalism. The presentation also examined the overdetermined complexity of racism in the configuration of the social, as well as a comparison of Rodney’s work with that of Fanon.

View an archive of past ARPC events:

ARPC Events Archive

Our Team

Under the new leadership of Sara Clarke Kaplan, the ARPC will continue to aggregate and amplify the work of AU scholars who study race and empire by partnering with external policy and practitioner stakeholders, advocates, and activists.

Executive Director

Sara Clarke Kaplan

More about S. Kaplan

Interim Managing Director

Christine Platt, JD

More about C. Platt

Media Inquiries

Please contact AU Communications, aumedia@american.edu, 202-885-5950.

Our Future

Read a message from Acting Provost, Peter Starr, on AU's commitment to continuing the important work of the Antiracism Center and our national search for a new executive director.

Asian American Solidarities in “Post-” Pandemic World. A special panel for the Journal of Asian American Studies

Asian American Solidarities in “Post-” Pandemic World

APRC kicks off semester with free panel conversation on September 9

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Sara Clarke Kaplan

Sara Clarke Kaplan Is AU Antiracism Center's New Executive Director

 

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Day of Service in Rendville, Ohio, with the Rendville Historic Preservation Society and the Southeast Ohio History Center. Mia Owens works with a Rendville resident to digitize documents and photographs. Credit: Ohio History Service Corps.

Mia Owens Is New Fellow to Study History of Slavery in Washington, DC

The White House Historical Association and ARPC announce Mia Owens as inaugural fellow.

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Support ARPC

Thank you for supporting the work of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center! Your donation will support our mission to seek the enactment of antiracist policies at the local, state, and national levels.

Antiracist Research and Policy Center

AU’s Antiracism Center Finalizes Team of 48 Faculty Affiliates

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AU’s Antiracism Center Hosts “Nourishing Black Futures” Event

Panelists discuss how to set an antiracist agenda on food justice and Black maternal health.

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