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