March 28 - 29, 2013 | Brought to you by the Chief Diversity Office | Dudley H. Davis Center
Friday, March 29, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 4th Floor Davis Center

Workshop II: Understanding Racial and Cultural Identity in the United States

Psychologists often approach identity from a factor-structural perspective (centrality, salience, self-concept, centeredness, etc.) and although a structural analysis is important, today we will approach identity using Erving Goffman's concept of performance. More specifically, we will explore how racial-cultural identity is performed, enacted, and transacted in everyday life and what psychological and cultural "functions" are fulfilled/serviced by performance.

Speaker: Dr. William E. Cross Jr.

Host: Dr. Sherwood Smith

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