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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Film Screening: No Mas Bebes (No More Babies): Presented by the Maternal and Child Health Program

Film - Documentary | September 28 | 6:45 p.m. | 256 Dwinelle Hall


Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health


The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Susan Stryker, Radical Public Toilets

Lecture | September 29 | 9-10 a.m. | 170 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


THU, SEPT 29, 9:00am Our culture is in the midst of a profound reevaluation of how we understand gender, and public toilets have long been sites for staging anxieties about such social change. Stryker discusses the recent changes via legislation and cultu



Racial Formation in Israel: Gender, Diaspora, and Occupation: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Colloquium | September 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Gaza 2014 and the Mizrahi Predicament: Neoliberalism, Informal activism and Ultra-nationalism in Palestine-Israel
Dr. Smadar Lavie, Beatrice Bain Research Group

Troubling Humanitarian Discourses: Vietnamese Refugee Diaspora in Guam and Israel
Evyn Lê Espiritu, Ethnic Studies

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fatema Mernissi for our Times

Conference/Symposium | October 7 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall


Zakia Salime, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; Azadeh Kian, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Paris VII-Diderot, France; Nasima Moujoud, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Grenoble, France; Fatima Ait Ben Lmadani, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Rabat, Morocco; Hanane Karimi, Advanced Doctoral Student, Sociology of Religion, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of Strasbourg, France; Sima Shakhsari, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota; Mounira Hejaiej, Assistant Professor in English, Sultan Qaboos University; Suad Joseph, Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, UC Davis; Soraya Tlati, Associate Professor in French, UC Berkeley

Huma Dar, Advanced graduate student, UC Berkeley

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This conference's objective is to engage with the many contributions of Mernissi’s work and its relevance for critical studies of Islam, postcolonial feminisms and activisms in the current historical context.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Book Talk: Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea

Lecture | October 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto

Laura C. Nelson, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies


Decentering Citizenship follows three groups of Filipina migrants' struggles to belong in South Korea: factory workers claiming rights as workers, wives of South Korean men claiming rights as mothers, and hostesses at American military clubs who are excluded from claims—unless they claim to be victims of trafficking.



Lynch Law, Migration Control, and the Regulation of Racial Meaning: CRG Thursday Forum

Colloquium | October 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Litigating Unwritten Law: reading Sam Hose's brutal murder, white newspaper opinion, and Ida Wells' anti-lynching campaign as legal discourse and recourse
Kavitha Iyengar, Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Race, Returns, and the Politics of Immigration Control: A Study of the Role of Voluntary Departure in U.S. Immigration Enforcement
Mina Barahimi, Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Islamophobia and the Body Politics of Public Space: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Colloquium | October 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Geographies of Islamophobia in Sydney and the San Francisco Bay Area: Mapping the Spatial Imaginaries of Young Muslim residents
Rhonda Itaoui, Center for Race & Gender

The Exclusion of Visible Muslims from French Public Spaces: the Rise of Respectable Sexism and Racism?
Fatima Khemilat, Center for Race & Gender

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Dargah Culture in Ajmer Sharif: An Antidote to Hindu-Muslim Conflicts?: A talk by Christophe Jaffrelot

Lecture | October 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall


Center for Race and Gender, Institute for South Asia Studies


“THE DARGAH CULTURE IN AJMER SHARIF: AN ANTIDOTE TO HINDU-MUSLIM CONFLICTS?”

A TALK BY CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

Senior Research Fellow at Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales at Sciences Po, Paris,
Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and
Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the India Institute, King College, London

Hosted by:
Political...   More >

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Insurgent Legacy of Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


This symposium will provide an opportunity to honor Prof. Evelyn Nakano Glenn's insurgent legacy and her influential impact on race and gender scholarship. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gender Presentation in Workplace: Part of The Hookup: Your Connection to LGBTQ Health and Wellness

Panel Discussion | November 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Gender Equity Resource Center - Suite 202


Gender Equity Resource Center, Tang Center (University Health Services)


Healthy snacks included!

See geneq.berkeley.edu/thehookup for complete information about "The Hookup: Your Connection to LGBTQ Health and Wellness" series.

Questions? Contact Sarah at sgamble@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Abdul R. Janmohamed | Sambo: A (Post)Colonial (Mis)Education

Lecture | November 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room D37


Abdul R. JanMohamed, Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Paola Bacchetta, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies; Vice Chair for Pedagogy; Co-Chair: Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Project; Advisory Board member: Center for Race and Gender; Center for Right-Wing Studies

Angana Chatterji, Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Center for Race and Gender

Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Center for Race and Gender, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center and CRG working group on Muslim Identities and Cultures, Center for British Studies


Lecture by Abdul R. JanMohamed, Professor of English at UC Berkeley



Abdul R. Janmohamed | Sambo: A (Post)Colonial (Mis)Education: A lecture by Abdul R JanMohamed, English

Lecture | November 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Maude Fife Room, Hearst Annex D-37


Abdul R JanMohamed, Department of English, UC Berkeley

Center for Race and Gender


“SAMBO: A (POST)COLONIAL (MIS)EDUCATION”

A TALK BY ABDUL R. JANMOHAMED
Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley

Hosted by:
Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Remapping Homelands: Cultural Production Across Borders: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Colloquium | November 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies
Prof. Minoo Moallem, Gender & Women’s Studies

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bio-Recognition: Speculating Race, Gender, and Health: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Colloquium | December 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Commentary: Prof. Charis Thompson, Gender & Women’s Studies

Prof. James Battle, UC Santa Cruz
More info soon!

Epidemiologic Rage: Biomedical Legibility and the Politics of Trans Health in the US and Argentina
Christoph Hanssmann, UC San Francisco