This conference builds on the conversations begun at Boston College in 2017, the site of the inaugural Race + IP conference. This year, our speakers will emphasize the embedded legacies of colonialism and racism in IP law, which contribute to local and global economic inequality as well as facilitate the ongoing dispossession of marginalized populations.
The conference will feature five plenary sessions which develop and engage the subfield of critical race IP, concurrent sessions with scholars across disciplines conducting multi-methodological research, roundtable discussions on special topics related to race and intellectual property (e.g. the intersections of social media, algorithmic culture, and racial justice). All participants and registered attendees are invited to an evening reception on Friday, April 5.