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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Geographies of Activism: Cartographic Memory and Community Practices of Care

Colloquium | March 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Juan Herrera, University of California Los Angeles

Department of Geography

Social movements mobilize to make changes in actually existing geographies. But far more than space being just a surface upon which social movements evolve, this presentation posits that social movements take part in the production of space. Drawing from oral histories of 1960s activists from Oakland’s Fruitvale district, I argue that the work of remembering activism is a cartographic process...   More >

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Colloquium | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Peter James Hudson, University of California Los Angeles

Department of Geography

From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In...   More >

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Food of our Food: Medicated Feed and the Industrialization of Metabolism

Colloquium | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Hannah Landecker, University of California Los Angeles

Department of Geography

This paper explores the history of medicated feed for agricultural animals in the twentieth century as a large-scale remaking of the chemical landscape of the United States. While there has been some appreciation of the addition of antibiotics and hormones to feed as growth promoters, given worries about these as adulterations of the end-product that is milk and meat for human consumption, the...   More >