The aim of this group is to bring together early career researchers interested in meeting regularly to explore foundational and emergent theoretical texts on race, particularly critical race theory and postcolonial theory. At each meeting, one participant suggests readings for the next session. In addition, we also share our work-in-progress and discuss career-related concerns. This group will also be inviting speakers to discuss their recent publications on race in literature and culture (broadly defined) and the related fields. Although our discussions and readings will be in English, the material we discuss can center on culture anywhere in the globe and literature in any language. We encourage researchers from any discipline to join us. To allow people from other cities and countries to participate, a hybrid or fully online format is possible.