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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Bodies, New Politics: Praxis in the Age of Disability

Lecture | March 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Therí A. Pickens, Assistant Professor of English, Bates College

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to having social and political significance? What can the experience of corporeality offer social and political discourse? And, how does that discourse change when those bodies belong to Arab Americans and African Americans?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Political Cultures of Iranian American Un/Belonging

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Dr. Manijeh Moradian, UC Davis
Nina Farnia, UC Davis

More info soon...   More >

Friday, April 3, 2015

Affective Bodies - Performative Cultures and Aesthetic Practices: A Round Table with Photo and Visual Artist, Pushpamala N.

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities (220 Stephens Hall)


Pushpmala N., Photo and Visual Artist

Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, History of Art Department; Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, Department of English; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Departments of Comparative Literature and of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Allan deSouza, Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, The San Jose Museum of Art


A round table on the aesthetics of the body.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela: A Son’s Tribute to Unsung Heroes (Thomas Allen Harris; South Africa/US, 2005): Committed Cinema: Thomas Allen Harris

Film - Documentary | April 4 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Thomas Allen Harris

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In 1960, “Lee” [Harris’s stepfather B. Pule Leinaeng] and eleven boyhood friends left their families [in South Africa] to build the anti-apartheid movement and gain support for the African National Congress abroad.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Graduate Student Research Grant Application Deadline

Deadline | April 6 |  Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduate students for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender.



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

“Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted”: Indigenous Animus in the Age of Liberation

Lecture | April 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Jodi A. Byrd, Associate Professor, English, American Indian Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Film & Media Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Native American Issues Research on, Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Close-reading Assassin’s Creed 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, this paper will consider how American Indian and Indigenous studies might intersect with videogame studies, especially at the sites of narrative, racial representations, and history. Examining how settler colonialism is reimagined through digital space, the paper will discuss how indigeneity might disrupt the historicities of code...   More >

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Women's Rights to Land and the Challenge of the Commons: Lecture by the 2015 Indo-American Community Lecturer, Dr. Nivedita Menon

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities (220 Stephens Hall)


Nivedita Menon, Professor of Political Thought, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Institute for South Asia Studies, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), India


Lecture by noted feminist writer, author, and professor of political thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Nivedita Menon.

Friday, April 10, 2015

7th Annual UCB Sociological Research Symposium: Societal Connections: Global Insights and Local Movements

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Kim Voss, Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Department of Sociology


The UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium provides undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals the opportunity to share exceptional sociological work from different disciplines. By inviting students and professionals to present their work, the Symposium seeks to create a greater sense of community among sociological scholars.


General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

http://tiny.cc/SRSattendee15. Register by March 28 online.



"Faking It:" Counterfeits, Copies, and Uncertain Truths in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Conference/Symposium | April 10 – 11, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall


Joseph Masco, University of Chicago

Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society


This spring conference on “Faking it”--here construed broadly as fudging, imitating, juking, playing the trickster,
pretending, feigning, re-creating, manipulating, falsifying--amplifies and incubates a growing attention to the theory and practice of fake truths on Berkeley's campus and beyond. This conference will bring together scholars working on issues as diverse as climate change, voting...   More >



Intersections between Popular Culture, Sexuality and Health

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 1-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 105


David Frost, Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia University; Octavio R. Gonazalez, Assistant Professor of English, Wellesley College; Emily Rothman, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; Alisa Bierria, Associate Director, Center for Race & Gender

Russell Robinson, Distinguished Haas Chiar in LGBT Equity Professor of Law; Denise Herd, Associate Professor of Behavior Sciences, Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster

http://LGBTQ Cluster of HIFIS


The goal of this program is to stimulate dialogue across disciplinary lines on issues concerning the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, cultural imagery and health research and policy. Each panel will include scholars from different disciplinary perspectives with the goal of illuminating key issues that could inform current theory and practice addressing sexual health disparities.



Music Studies Colloquium - Maureen Mahon

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Maureen Mahon, Associate Professor of Music, New York University

Department of Music


itle: 'And the Colored Girls Go . . .' African American Women Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock and Roll."

Maureen Mahon is an associate professor in the Department of Music at New York University.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Faking It:" Counterfeits, Copies, and Uncertain Truths in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Conference/Symposium | April 10 – 11, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall


Joseph Masco, University of Chicago

Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society


This spring conference on “Faking it”--here construed broadly as fudging, imitating, juking, playing the trickster,
pretending, feigning, re-creating, manipulating, falsifying--amplifies and incubates a growing attention to the theory and practice of fake truths on Berkeley's campus and beyond. This conference will bring together scholars working on issues as diverse as climate change, voting...   More >

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (Thomas Allen Harris; US, 2014): Committed Cinema: Thomas Allen Harris

Film - Documentary | April 15 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Thomas Allen Harris; Leigh Raiford

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Harris extends the concept of a family album from an intimate document of close relations to the images that make up the American family album, a document of race relations. Within these pages, he finds both disturbing and compelling portraits of blacks in the US dating from the early days of photography to the present.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, April 17, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

‘Abd al-Jalil Bilgrami's Ode to a Troubled Marriage: On Poetry and Politics in the Late Mughal Empire

Lecture | April 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History


A talk by Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History at UC Berkeley

Friday, April 24, 2015

Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 24 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law


Law, Boalt School of


The 7th Annual Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates the scholarship and creativity of the Berkeley undergraduate student body through an afternoon that focuses on law- related research. The conference will take place at the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS), Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, and at Berkeley Law. Berkeley Law and the Legal Studies department...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Constructing Criminals: Xenophobia and the Politics of Panic

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Constructing Criminals: Xenophobia and the Politics of Panic

Prof. Chris Zepeda-Millán, Ethnic Studies
Prof. Leti Volpp, Boalt School of Law

More info soon...   More >



Attiya Ahmad on Housetalk and Everyday Conversions: South Asian Domestic Workers' Newfound Islamic Pieties in the Greater Arabian Peninsula

Lecture | April 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Prof. Attiya Ahmad, Dept. of Anthropology, George Washington University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Over the past twenty years, tens of thousand of migrant domestic workers in the Greater Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf region have taken shehadeh, the Islamic testament of faith. A widespread phenomenon, these religious conversions have generated a great deal of debate centering on one question: why? Some argue domestic workers convert in order to wrest better remuneration and treatment from...   More >

Friday, May 8, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015