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A Dialogue on the Challenges of Minoritized Academic Fields at this Time

April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres

A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies


Neferti Tadiar, Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

Allan Punzalan Isaac, Chair of American Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies and English, Rutgers University

Respondent: Steven Nelson, Director, UCLA Center for African Studies

The theme of the conversation orbits around the challenges minoritized fields–including Gender/Women/Feminist Studies as a field–must take up at this time. “At this time” is broadly and vaguely, yet pointedly invoked. “At this time” could be: Trumpudo time, Duterte, Modi, thinly veiled dictatorship, resurgence of populism/neopopulism, #metoo…. Or, with fires, floodings, drought, landslides, and bomb cyclones in our immediate surroundings, “At this time” could also be the end of times, Z apocalypse, a time toward Extinction Level Event.

“The Philippines and its Elsewhere” explores the politics of knowledge production, university education, and global citizenship with Filipino Studies as its launching point. It is concerned with what interconnectivity across borders enables and demands, as forms and politics of the global continually shifts.

DATE: April 13, 2018

TIME: 12:00 PM

LOCATION: 10383 Bunche Hall

RSVP: http://www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/event/13134


April 13, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies


10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA
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