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Friday, April 20, 2018

Death Drop: Becoming the Universe at the End of the World

Lecture | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

“I hope to become the universe.” These words announced the 2010 suicide of Seth Walsh, a Latinx, gender non-conforming youth. Sketching the quotidian brutality of their existence, Walsh’s manifesto, against the promise of modernity, offers a place to aggregate forms of trans life even more unlivable than death.

Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies: Burn It With Fire

Lecture | April 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Nicholas Weaver

 Information, School of

Nicholas Weaver explains why cryptocurrencies must die.

To Operate between Cultures and Languages: (Multilingual) Transnational Films in Foreign Language Classes

Lecture | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | B-37 Dwinelle Hall

 Gabrielle Blell, University of Hannover, Germany

 Berkeley Language Center

Our societies have undergone two major changes during the last decades: firstly, the continuous rise of cultural and linguistic diversity, due to the global economy, migration and universal mobility, and secondly, the steady expansion and gathering impetus of the new communication media (Cope/Kalantzis 2000). In consequence, the phenomena of multilingualism, acquired or learned, have shaped our...   More >

Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

Lecture | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC., Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Latin American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Volkswagen Stiftung

The voices and spaces of immigrants come together to form collective memories. This, in turn, constitutes an important basis of community knowledge. Evelyn Hu-DeHart reflects on this process with the example ofBarcelona, where she currently teaches about new Chinese immigrants. Her research examines the distant history of Chinese in the Spanish Empire, first in Manila in the 16th century, then in...   More >

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