Critical Whiteness Studies
Virtual Community


Community co-chairs:

  • Mark Brown (California State University, Sacramento)
  • Sahar Razavi (California State University, Sacramento)

Contact information:

Community focus and purpose: 

This virtual community will focus on the politics of white racial identities and related issues in Critical Whiteness Studies. Potential topics include: historical constructions of whiteness; white public opinion and political behavior; conceptions of white privilege and white supremacy; comparative politics of whiteness; intersections of white racial identities with other group identities; representations of white people in popular culture; white antiracism and racial justice activism; antiracist pedagogy and critical whiteness studies in teaching and learning.

Types of events planned:

We will host online meetings to discuss scholarly research, work-in-progress, teaching and pedagogy, current events, and relevant books, articles, films, and other materials. We will use a variety of formats, including formal panels, informal colloquia, author-meets-critics, open discussions, social hours, and so on. Our meetings will strive to be inclusive, accessible, supportive, lively, and enjoyable for all participants.

How to join this virtual community:

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Regular WPSA membership dues include participation in the Virtual Communities program along with discounted registration fees to WPSA’s in-person conference, subscriptions to its two journals, and eligibility to participate in all other WPSA activities. For scholars and students who are interested in participating only in the Virtual Communities, WPSA offers a limited membership that does not include any other benefits. We encourage everyone who can to join WPSA as a full member to help sustain the Association.

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