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B206 Earth & Marine Sciences

March 2015

First Annual Grad Slam

March 6, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Also known as the 3 Minute Thesis® competition, started by the University of Queensland, Australia, the UCSC Grad Slam will challenge graduate students to present a compelling presentation of their dissertation research in just three minutes, using language appropriate for a non-specialist audience. The Grad Slam is not an exercise in trivializing or dumbing-down research; rather, it is meant to encourage students to clarify their ideas and to help others understand and appreciate the significance of their research. The Grad…

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October 2015

Kimberly Robertson: “Dancing with the Devil: Settler Colonialism, Gendered Violence, and Indigenous Anti-Violence Activism”

October 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Dancing With The Devil

Dr. Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation and an activist, teacher, scholar, and mother. She earned an MA in American Indian Studies and a PhD in Women's Studies from UCLA. Dr. Robertson is an Assistant Professor at Cal State Northridge in Gender & Women's Studies and American Indian Studies. Her academic and political interests include the relationships between violence against Native women, the construction of identity, urbanity, sovereignty, and indigenous feminisms. The presentation will take place…

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