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Tanya Maria Golash-Boza: "Mass Deportation and the Neoliberal Cycle"

College 8, Room 301 College Eight Rd‎, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

The United States is deporting more people than ever before – nearly 400,000 each year since 2006. Many deportees have close ties to the United States: in 2011, 100,000 deportees had U.S. citizen children. The vast majority of deportees are men of color. How do we explain this devastating policy shift? I argue that neoliberalism […]

Giovanna Di Chiro: “Embodied Ecologies: Connecting Sustainability and Environmental Justice”

Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro’s research bridges academic and community action domains and integrates the fields of environment, sustainability, and social justice. She teaches interdisciplinary courses in environmental studies and women’s & gender studies, and incorporates a community-based, action research emphasis (currently as the Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania). […]

Lionel Cantu Lecture Featuring Jasbir Puar

Namaste Lounge, College 9

The UCSC Sociology Department is pleased to present the LIONEL CANTÚ LECTURE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 2:00 – 4:00 pm Namaste Lounge, Colleges Nine/Ten Reception at 3:30 Featuring: JASBIR PUAR Associate Professor of Women's & Gender Studies Rutgers University "The Right to Maim: Disablement, Palestine, and Disaster Capitalism" Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of […]

Launch and Presentation of the Critical Sustainabilities Website

College 8, Room 201

From activism to ecology, alternative culture to industry, "sustainability," it seems, is everywhere. In the face of economic and environmental crisis, and unprecedented rates of urbanization, the term has become ubiquitous in policy circles and across many social domains. Yet this ubiquity presents us with competing and often contradictory meanings and applications, and can lead […]

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The Devil’s Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic

Rachel Carson College, Room 301 Rachel Carson College 1156 High Stree, Santa Cruz, CA

"The Devil's Wheels Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic" by Sasha Disko During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era’s […]

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