Center for 'Race' Faculty Summer Research Grant Public Lecture: 'Race' and 'Riots' in American Memory by Rosemary McGunnigle-Gonzales

Rosemary McGunnigle-Gonzales will present "Race" and "Riots" in American Memory as the Center for “Race” Faculty Summer Research Grant Public Lecture.

What gets called a “race riot” in America? How do we mis-remember events? Dr. McGunnigle-Gonzales will discuss racial segregation, tension, and the role of “race” and place in the construction of American “race riots.” Together, we’ll dig into the case of a 1964 civil-rights era protest on Long Island to see what was reported then and what is remembered today to better understand sociologically how communities make memory and meaning out of their difficult pasts. 


Center for “Race” Faculty Summer Research Grant Public Lecture
The Center’s annual Faculty Summer Research Grants are aimed at supporting research, scholarship, and curriculum development focusing on race, culture and social justice. Recipients of these grants deliver a public lecture on the following academic year, either in the fall or in the spring, sharing some of the results of their research. For a full description of the terms of these grants, and a list of previous recipients, please visit the Center’s web page at:

Annual public lecture delivered by the recipients of the Faculty Summer Research Grants, adjudicated in May 2019.

The Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice, established at Hofstra University in January 2017, works to promote diversity, inclusiveness and cultural awareness on campus, and features several distinctive research and scholarly programs throughout the academic year.


Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

LocationZoom link (no RSVP necessary)


All events are open to the public. For information, please contact the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice at 516-463-6585 or

Thursday, February 11, 2021





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