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March 2019

LA Women: Female Voices in Audio

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Moore Hall Reading Room, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA. The Student Chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) at UCLA welcomes current graduate students, faculty, and staff to benefit from the perspectives of four professionals from the field of music librarianship, audio archiving, and sound preservation for a panel discussion about being female in a traditionally male-dominated profession. Each woman will share the path to her current position, the challenges they have faced, and details from situations they…

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Saidiya Hartman in Conversation

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Perloff Hall DeCafe

Hosted by the UCLA Department of Gender Studies Saidiya Hartman will discuss her book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, which explores the ways young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship indifferent to the dictates of respectability, and outside the bounds of law. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Hartman narrates the story of this radical transformation of black intimate and social life, crediting young black women with shaping a cultural movement that…

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health in Los Angeles County: Advocacy, Communication, Policy, and Healthcare Delivery

March 12 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Sreet
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Organized by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education & Research Center and the Los Angeles County Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Collaborative The Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Collaborative, or LBWHC, was created by individuals concerned about health disparities for lesbian and bisexual women in Los Angeles County and is made up of individuals and organizations with experience advocating for the health and well-being of lesbians and bisexual women. Members represent health care facilities, government agencies, community organizations, and academic…

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Workshop: Navigating Gender in Academia

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royce 314

Organized by the UCLA Career Center Panel discussion and scenario practice to help graduate students learn how to navigate gender-based issues in academia, including unwanted, inappropriate behavior from faculty, staff, and peers; exclusionary behavior and practices; and gender-specific concerns like breast-feeding. Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Royce 314 Register online Panelists: Ifeoma Amah, Associate Director, Academic and Research Programs, Academic Advancement Program Jessica Holmes, Postdoctoral Scholar of Musicology Andrea Kasko, Associate Professor, Bioengineering…

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February 2019

Pallabi Chakravorty, “This Is How We Dance Now”

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
108 Kaufman Hall

A talk by Pallabi Chakravorty, Professor at Swarthmore College Organized by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Kaufman Hall 108 Registration Pallabi Chakravorty is a leading scholar of South Asian performance and has recently published her second monograph, This Is How We Dance Now, an ethnography about the media industry, competition shows, and reality TV dance in India. It’s the first contemporary ethnography of screendance in India…

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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

February 22

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 UCLA LUSKIN CONFERENCE CENTER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. CONFERENCE OVERVIEW DETAILED SCHEDULE Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.  The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female prisoners in the world, and between 1977 and 2004, the number of women in U.S. prisons increased by an unprecedented 757%.…

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Alternative Narratives in Israeli Art: Gender, Identity and Belonging

February 19 @ 2:30 pm
Royce 314

Image: New Victims by Zoya Cherkassky Organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The tremendous diversity of Israeli society, comprised of Jews from around the world, Palestinian Arabs and Druze (among others) with differing national ties, religious beliefs and cultural mores, leads to a complex nexus of overlapping and often conflicting affiliations and identities. In this symposium, art scholars and artists will examine various works of contemporary Israeli art to understand the multiple identities and varieties of…

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17th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royce 314

The Annual Colloquia in Armenian Studies are a forum for graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines whose research bears on Armenian Studies to present scholarly papers in the humanities and social sciences, within disciplines as wide-ranging as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, History, and Political Science.

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January 2019

Lara K. Schubert, “Workshopping Postsecular Feminist Subjectivity: An Alternative Inspired by Cambodian Women”

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolfe 2125

CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag DATE: Friday, January 18 TIME: 12-1:30 PM LOCATION: Rolfe 2125 Participants are welcome to bring a snack or lunch. Cambodian women religious provide insights into rethinking subjectivity.  These women experience empowerment while they subscribe to the restrictive rules of their communities, including gender-specific stipulations. In Schubert’s research in Cambodia, her interlocutors demonstrate subjectivity that is not based on freedom and liberation, which are prioritized in many women’s organizations. Her larger project, "Retheorizing Women’s Empowerment with…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

January 18
Royce 306

Date: January 18, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Royce 306 RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce Hall. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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