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Friday Forum for Graduate Research: Jesica Siham Fernández
January 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 202 | Free
Friday Forum For Graduate Research: A weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Fridays from 12:00 – 1:30pm in Humanities 1, Room 202.
Winter 2015 Schedule:
January 16th – Jesica Siham Fernández, Social Psychology, “Latina/o Children as Cultural Citizens: Membership, Sense of Belonging, Space and Rights”
Jesica Siham Fernández is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Latin American & Latino Studies (LALS). Her research focuses on social constructions of citizenship, specifically how people define, practice and embody citizenship in everyday life. Jesica is the recipient of the UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship. Her dissertation is a critical ethnography of Latina/o children’s cultural citizenship. In her work, she explores how fourth- and fifth-grade Latina/o children in an after-school program define the terms citizen, citizenship and rights, and how they enact cultural citizenship. Jesica will be discussing a chapter of her dissertation, which focuses on children’s cultural citizenship embodiment and processes (e.g. membership, sense of belonging, space and rights).
January 23rd – Wes Modes, DANM, “A Secret History of American River People”
January 30th – Aubrey Hobart, Visual Studies, “The Queen of Heaven and the Prince of Angels: Saintly Rivalry in Colonial Mexico”
February 6th – Melissa Brzycki, History, “Inventing the Socialist Child, 1945-1976”
February 13th – Delio Vásquez, HISC, “The Criminal Revolutionary and the Revolutionary Criminal: Illegal Black Resistance in the 60s and 70s”
February 20th – Melissa Yinger, Literature, “Ronsard’s Echo-critical Poetic Narcissism: The Elegies for Narcissus and Gâtine”
February 27th – Tracy Perkins, Sociology, “From Protest to Policy: The Political Evolution of California Environmental Justice Activism, 1980s-2010s”
March 6th – Michael Wilson, Politics, “Violent Constructions: Classifying, Explaining, and Misrepresenting Contentious Politics”
March 13th – Jessica Calvanico, Feminist Studies, “On the Politics of Owning a Kara Walker”
This event series is also made possible through the generous support of the departments of Literature, History of Consciousness. Anthropology, Feminist Studies, HAVC, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Institute for Humanities Research, as well as the GSA and GSC.