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Louise Meintjes – Giving Voice to a Politics of Breath

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

Drawing on her longterm study of Zulu song and dance, Meintjes revisits instances of ngoma vocal performance in order to explore the idea of breath and aesthetic vitality foregrounded in popular political […]

Archive as Offering – Grace L. Sanders Johnson

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

This talk names the layered applications, quotidian quality, and refusals of physical, psychological, and archival violence against Haitian women during the US occupation (1915-1934). Told alongside the story of a […]

Mark Massoud – The Power of Positionality

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

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 […]

Center for Cultural Studies – Dean Mathiowetz

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

          The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. We gather at 12:00 PM, with presentations beginning at […]

Hannah Zeavin – Hot and Cool Mothers

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

“Hot and Cool Mothers” moves toward a media theory of mothering and parental “fitness.” The article begins with an investigation into midcentury pediatric psychological studies on Bad Mothers and their […]