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October 2010

Pacific Rim Research Program 2011-12 Call for Proposals & INFORMATIONAL MEETING

October 29, 2010 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Interested faculty and graduate students are welcome to learn more about the Pacific Rim Research Program grants during this informational meeting. The current Call is now available from the PRRP website at: Here is a snapshot of what is offered this year. FACULTY GRANTS Initiative: This is a new thematically focused grant in the range of $30-50,000, which may be expended over a multi-year period. For the 2011-12 grant competition, the PRRP invites Faculty Initiative Grant applications on the…

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May 2011

Gender Violence in Mexico

May 20, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Friday, May 20th, contributors to the book Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Américas, will be speaking about their research and activism in the campaign to end feminicide in Mexico and on the borderlands.  The speakers will also address the human rights crisis in Mexico, violence targeting human rights activists, and the social movement for peace and an end to violence in Mexico. Speakers:  Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (University of Texas at Austin), Eva Arce (Ciudad Juárez), Alma Gómez (Centro de Derechos…

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November 2013

Bettina Aptheker: "The Meaning of Freedom of Speech: Surveillance, Incarceration & the Politics of the First Amendment"

November 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bettina Aptheker co-led the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in 1964. She will give a brief retrospective and then consider the different ways in which race, gender, class, and sexuality effect the exercise of freedom of speech as a collective right established by the First (and Fourteenth) amendments. Bettina will clarify the difference between freedom of speech and academic freedom, and ask us to think about both in the context of Tea Party politics, mass incarceration, and the unprecedented…

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May 2014

Celebrating Gloria Anzaldúa's Legacy: 10th Anniversary of Passing

May 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gloria Anzaldúa's passing. In honor of the legacy left by Gloria Anzaldúa, The Chicano Latino Resource Center will be hosting a celebration of her life through a formal program with speakers, an art exhibit from local artists, an altar, refreshments, and an open mic. Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana-tejana-lesbiana-feminist poet, theorist, and fiction writer from South Texas. In addition to authoring Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, she was the editor of the critical…

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November 2014

Lionel Cantu Lecture Featuring Jasbir Puar

November 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and her M.A.…

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October 2015

Food for Thought: Marcia Ochoa on Colonialism impact on current views of gender and sexuality

October 14, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Food for Thought Marcia Ochoa

Cannibalism, Sodomy, and the Failings of Modernity Marcia Ochoa, Feminist Studies Department Professor Marcia Ochao's research areas include transgender studies, gender and sexuality, colonial historiography, and many more. In this talk she will show how European colonizers focused on non-Western practices of spirituality (which they called idolatry), relation to the body, (cannibalism), and gender systems (sodomy) as key forms of difference that legitimized their project of colonizing the Americas. Professor Ochoa will discuss how colonization and specific historic events have…

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