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Chih-ming Wang – Retelling Chinese Stories in the Era of Global China: On Ha Jin’s Immigrant Novels

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

Examining Ha Jin’s immigrant novels in the crossfires of US-China competition, this talk proposes post/Cold War entanglements as a critical frame for reconsidering Asian American studies today. It argues that attention to Chineseness as a political, rather than cultural, construct is more urgent than ever. Ha Jin’s emphasis on immigration as freedom in his novels […]

Mark Massoud – The Power of Positionality

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

What is the impact on and influence of the researcher in their scholarship? Drawing in part on Mark’s empirical research and professional experience, this talk investigates the benefits and burdens of positionality. Positionality is the disclosure of how an author’s racial, gender, class, or other self-identifications, experiences, and privileges influence research methods. A statement of […]

PhD+ Workshop – Slide Design Workshop

Virtual and In Person

Have you ever inflicted a boring slide presentation on an audience? Learn tips and techniques for using slides the way they should be used, as visual aids to your spoken-word presentation. Prior to attending this workshop, review this slide design page, including viewing the video by Sonya. Sonya Newlyn received her M.A. in English literature […]

Karen Tei Yamashita Fall 2022 Emeriti Lecture – Questions 27 & 28: Loyalty and Japanese American Incarceration

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

In 1942, at the outset of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast. The following year, the War Relocation Authority had the task of determining the loyalty of their inmates in order to release them for productive normalized lives outside camp. A loyalty questionnaire […]

Humanizing Technology Launch Event

Crown College Plaza Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Humanizing Technology Certificate Program is a Humanities Division initiative targeted to early career Engineering students but open to all UCSC undergraduates. The program features small class sizes and GE courses that examine the goals and impacts of technology in various ways. To earn the certificate, students take three of the five lower-division Humanities courses […]

Sawyer Seminar Reading Group with Alberto Ortiz-Díaz

Virtual Event

This reading group is part of the Sawyer Seminar “Race, Empire, and Environments of Biomedicine.” Staff assistance is provided by The Humanities Institute. The talk will occur virtually and guests can register to join the Zoom meeting ahead of the event. Alberto Ortiz Díaz is assistant professor of history at the University of Texas, Arlington, and […]

Telling Your Research Story Through Comics

Virtual Event

Join us for "Telling Your Research Story Through Comics" on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Featuring: Felicia Lopez (UCM), Carolyn Jennings (UCM), Jordan Collver, and Pino Cao. Register here.

Victorian Necromancies with Professor Renée Fox – Discussion of Dracula (Beginning-Chap. 16)

Virtual Event

Victorian Necromancies with Professor Renée Fox As part of the series “Victorian Necromancies,” Professor Fox will lead three sessions that offer the Friends an opportunity to explore the Victorian gothic, one of her favorite genres of 19th-century literature. From Professor Fox: “The first session will be a presentation on my forthcoming book, The Necromantics: Reanimation, […]

Madhavi Murty Reading Group – Stories That Bind: Political Economy and Culture in New India

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

The THI research cluster "Vernaculars of Travel in South Asia and the Middle East" presents a reading group on Madhavi Murty's new book "Stories That Bind: Political Economy and Culture in New India." Madhavi Murty will be in conversation with Radhika Prasad. Stories that Bind: Political Economy and Culture in New India examines the assertion […]

Natasha Trethewey – Morton Marcus Poetry Reading

Cultural Center at Merrill Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Please join us for the 13th annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading, featuring honored guest Natasha Trethewey. Poet Gary Young will host the program, and the evening will include an announcement of the winner of the Morton Marcus Poetry Contest (recipient receives a $1,000 prize). Seating will be first come, first served. Registration required. Natasha Trethewey […]