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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Muslim Spaces, Jewish Pasts: Genealogies of the Split Arab / Jew Figure

Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Ella Shohat, Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the formerly unified Orientalist Semitic figure into a separate “Arab” and “Jew” and the ramifications of this split for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims.

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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Risk, Innovation, and Gender Reassignment Surgery Culture in Thailand

Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall | Canceled


Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


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

This talk examines how the South East Asian gender reassignment surgery industry fits into a global imaginary of risk and innovation in transgender health.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Open in Emergency: Decolonizing Mental Health

Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife


Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland

Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, HIFIS Cluster in Disability Studies


In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health.” In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, “decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches.”


free

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Center for Race Gender Open House Reception

Tour/Open House | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


earn about exciting upcoming events and opportunities. Meet our new staff. Reconnect with students, faculty, and scholars doing race and gender research over delicious food and drink!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Verónica Gago in Conversation with Wendy Brown

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs


“Neoliberalism” has become the name for mainstream political economy since 1990: a characterization used by many of this economy’s detractors and sometimes by its proponents. In their work, Wendy Brown and Verónica Gago encourage us to go beyond this popularized understanding, in which neoliberalism is reduced to an economic doctrine of deregulation and austerity...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Anti-Neoliberal Feminism: A Reading from within Present Struggles

Lecture | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory


In Latin America, the meaning of neoliberalism remains contested, and debates on neoliberalism are ongoing. Complicating previous diagnoses, current feminist movements in the region have proposed new definitions grounded in concrete struggles. These have led to a rethinking of neoliberalism from below: an effort to rework the programs introduced by so-called “progressive” governments. The new...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Seminar: The Feminist Strike as a Practical Research Tool: Beyond the Patriarchal Wage System

Seminar | September 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

The Program in Critical Theory


This seminar will take the International Feminist Strikes of 2017 and 2018 as its points of departure and will use the strike as a lens through which to analyze several key questions in contemporary feminist movements. How can we define life and work, and the difference between the two, in feminist terms? What understanding of violence does the strike imply? How can we devise shared plans for...   More >

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Archives of Justice and Abolition

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


Center for Race and Gender


Lesbian Spaces: An Archive of Abolition
Kerby Lynch, Geography

Memory, Belonging, and Archive Justice: Towards a Liberatory Archival Practice
Sine Hwang Jensen, Ethnic Studies Library

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Screen in Sound: Toward a Theory of Listening

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This lecture is drawn from Rey Chow’s chapter in the anthology Sound Objects (Duke UP, forthcoming), ed. James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow. By foregrounding crucial connections among sound studies, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary acousmatic experiences, the lecture presents listening as a trans-disciplinary problematic through which different fields of study resonate in fascinating ways.