Welcome to the project site for the Humor and Race Project!
We can use this home screen to post announcements and have discussions. The navigation bar on the right allows us to house the Comedy Links and Academic Literature we've collected.
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~Ellie & Nia

The Race Comedy Project Presents at Whalen Symposium

April 9, 2015
Undergraduate students Susan Giarratano, Kevin Guevara, and Alec Tucker presented their preliminary research findings at the Ithaca College Whalen Symposium. Race Comedy Project_Whalen_April 2015_Susie_Kevin_Alec.jpg


The Race Comedy Project Topic of Invited Talk at Provost's Colloquium

Thursday, March 5, 2015 will be the second Faculty Colloquium for the spring semester.
Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of education in her second year at IC. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Literacy and Social Studies, and supervises student teachers in elementary schools throughout the greater Ithaca area. Dr. Fulmer’s recent scholarship includes The Race Comedy Project, which is currently enrolling participants for focus groups beginning in March.
She will be presenting, “More than a Laugh: Racial Comedy’s Contributions for Multicultural Education”. Does racial comedy simultaneously delight and perplex you? Are there learning moments embedded within this form of entertainment? Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer, will present the emergent findings from her research studies into racial comedy as a teaching tool for multicultural education. Conducted together with Dr. Nia Makepeace, also Education, the two have written about their experience teaching an IC course where racial comedy came to be a central feature in students' learning. Their current project, a focus group study, seeks to understand the affordances and tensions inherent in using racial comedy in teaching. This talk will feature audience engagement with racial comedy clips and productive conversations about the potential for student learning.

The Race Comedy Project Presents at N.A.M.E.

Susan Giarratano, Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer, and Dr. Nia Nunn Makepeace present on Racial Comedy at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference

Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 11/12/2014
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Susan Giarratano (HSHP senior), Ellie Fitts Fulmer, and Nia Nunn Makepeace (both Assistant Professors of Education) presented, "'Going Too Far?' Exploring Race and Humor in Teacher Education" at the National Association for Multicultural Education annual conference in Tucson, AZ. Their roundtable presentation featured the work of five undergraduate students and the two faculty members as they examined racial comedy media clips together in the context of a course on multicultural education. This analysis will inform their upcoming research to identify a Pedagogy for Racial Comedy. The research team is currently co-authoring a piece on this topic for journal submission this fall.
Click below to read the overview.