Type: Public event

Recognizing and Responding to Racial Gaslighting


Angelique M. Davis, Rose Ersnt

Date & time

Jun 19, 2024, 10:00 am-1:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

In honor of Juneteenth, please join the Ford School's Center for Racial Justice and DEI team for a virtual workshop facilitated by Professor Angelique M. Davis and Dr. Rose Ernst on racial gaslighting. Defined as “the political, social, economic and cultural process that perpetuates and normalizes a white supremacist reality through pathologizing those who resist,” identifying racial gaslighting makes invisible racism visible. Together, we will learn strategies for identifying and responding to it. We hope you'll join us for this powerful workshop.

This event is free and open to all. 

About the facilitators

This workshop is based on ideas from Davis and Ernst's co-authored article “Racial Gaslighting,” which won the 2019 Best Article Award for the Politics, Groups & Identities journal of the Western Political Science Association. Their work has received extensive media coverage from various outlets like the Harvard Business ReviewForbesMashableMedical News Today, and BBC

Angelique M. Davis is a Professor of Political Science and African and African American Studies at Seattle University. Her research concentrates on racial gaslighting, dehumanization, apologies and reparations, the socio-legal construction of race, and the reinvention of white supremacy in the twenty-first century. In addition to her academic pursuits, Professor Davis served as a Commissioner on the Seattle Civil Service Commission (2013-2022), owns Exhale Academic Writing Retreats, and is a coach and campus workshop facilitator for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Rose Ernst is an honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Rose was previously the Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Seattle University. She specializes in interdisciplinary work, social sciences, and related humanities fields. 

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