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February 2018

Ari Heinrich, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Hierarchies of the Human””

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Humanities 348, UCLA + Google Map

The first event in the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Ari Heinrich, Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSD. Their lecture, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Hierarchies of the Human” will question what a comparative examination of Chinese-language discourse on the plastinated human cadaver exhibits might reveal about the political economics of race and capital distribution that inform them.A firestorm of human rights critiques often greets…

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March 2018

Thinking Gender 2018: Pre-existing Conditions

March 1 - March 2
UCLA Faculty Center Los Angeles, CA + Google Map

Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference March 1-2, 2018, UCLA Conference Schedule: https://csw.ucla.edu/TG18-schedule Registration: https://csw.ucla.edu/TG18-reg Thinking Gender is an annual public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality, and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the connections between health and gender as in the context of on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. The conference will feature paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable,…

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Aimee Meredith Cox, Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Black Girls, Dubious Protection, and the Public

March 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
352 Haines Hall

In this structured conversation, Cox will draw from her first ethnography, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, as well as on work with young Black women in the urban and suburban U.S., to consider how their experiences in and through various publics offers a reframing of the concepts of protection, social accountability, care, legibility, and value. Aimee Meredith Cox is jointly appointed as an Associate Professor in the departments of African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University.…

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April 2018

Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A poetry reading featuring Don Mee Choi. Don Mee Choi is a poet and translator. Her most recent collection of poetry, Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) draws on visual artifacts from her father's personal archive (a photographer who documented the Korean and Viet Nam wars). Her work combines the photographic image with poetry, translation (or the refusal to translate), memoir, and opera to reflect on the reverberating consequences of an undead war. Choi's other poetry collections include The Morning News…

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May 2018

Grantmaking for Systemic Change: Daughters of Charity, Seton Institute, and Alleviating Poverty in the Global South, 1985-2010

May 10 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rolfe 2125

CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag Talk DATE: Thursday, May 10 TIME: 12-1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Rolfe 2125 Bring your lunch! RSVP online: https://uclacsw.submittable.com/submit/107912/free-registration-grantmaking-for-systemic-change-by-kristine-gunnell A talk by Kristine Gunnell, Research Affiliate, UCLA Center for the Study of Women Committed to easing suffering wherever they find it, Daughters of Charity in the western United States founded Seton Institute for International Development in 1985. Through its fundraising and in-kind distribution programs, the institute offered targeted support for Catholic sisters engaged in primary health care…

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