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  • September 27, 2016

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    The Fantasy and Fate of Ethnic Studies in an Age of Uprisings: An Interview with Nick Mitchell

    July 13, 2016

    In this conversation, feminist studies and black studies scholar Nick Mitchell and Undercommoner Zach Schwartz-Weinstein discuss a range of topics: the politics of criticality; the labor politics of black studies and ethnic studies; the absorptive quality of the university’s administration of difference; the work of fantasy in academic labor; the origins of adjunctification and casualization; Black Lives Matter’s transformation into a campus-based movement; and how to denaturalize the political economy of the university.

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    Ruling Passions - Sexuality, Science and the (Post)Colonial State

    March 21, 2016

    The past decade or so has witnessed a rapid rise in scholarship that seeks to seize or transform the language of “science” for liberatory ends. Such an attachment to the reparative and/or divisive logic of “science” is most evident in minoritized knowledge-formations such as sexuality studies and colonial/postcolonial studies. In the face of contemporary challenges about the limits of scholarship bowing to the forces of globalization, the colloquium will examine what is at stake for sexuality studies and postcolonial studies to carve out a critical relationship to histories of science?

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    Comparative Empires, October 16, 2015, 10am to 5pm

    September 15, 2015

    Histories of empire have been tethered over-determinedly to singular histories of nation-states, temporalities and/or geopolitics. Rather than locate empire as a stable or temporal concept, this colloquium attends to the imaginative possibilities offered by a turn to a more comparative relationship to empire within a south-south framework.

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    A Conversation with Kris Perry

    October 6, 2014

    Please join us on Monday, October 13th, 12 pm for a presentation and discussion with, civil liberties champion, Kris Perry at Kresge TownHall.

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    Professor Lisa Lowe: "Colonial Difference & the Neoliberal Present."

    October 1, 2014

    This lecture casts the history of liberal modernity as a complex, braided project, which includes at once the universal promises of rights, emancipation, wage labor and free trade, as well as the global divisions and colonial asymmetries upon which those promises depend, and according to which such liberties are reserved for some and denied to others.

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    Associate Professor Ochoa Publishes "Queen for a Day"

    May 19, 2014

    UCSC Feminist Studies Associate Professor, Marcia Ochoa, has publishes a new book entitled "Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela". Please join the Feminist Studies Department in a conversation and book party on Wednesday, June 3rd, 5-7pm in Humanities 1, Room 210.

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    Associate Professor Atanasoski Publishes New Book

    February 10, 2014

    UCSC Feminist Studies Associate Professor, Neda Atanasoski, has publishes a new book entitled "Humanitarian Violence: The U.S. Deployment of Diversity". Please join the Feminist Studies Department in a conversation and book party on Wednesday, February 26th, 5-7pm in Humanities 1, Room 320.

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    Gender. Region. Slavery.

    December 3, 2013

    What would regional histories of ‘slavery’ look like if interrogated as formulations of gender? Eschewing the conventional segregation and/or minoritization of regions as spatialities that provide local historical flavor, the colloquium seeks to simultaneously correct regional asymmetries of the past of slavery, as well as highlight the centrality of gender in the making and conceiving of ‘region’ itself.

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    Saints & Citizens: Book Reading & Discussion

    November 18, 2013

    Reading & Discussion with author and FMST chair professor Lisbeth Haas. Wed December 4thHumanities 1, Rm 320 5:00-7:30pm There will be a small reception following the reading.

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    Food for Thought: The Meaning of Freedom of Speech

    October 29, 2013

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

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    Donna Haraway “Sympoiesis: Becoming-with in Multispecies Muddles.”

    October 29, 2013

    Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Porter Room D245 Porter College, UCSC

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    UCSC Screening of: Free Angela! And All Political Prisoners

    October 10, 2013

    7pm - Friday, October 25th, 2013 - UC Santa Cruz, Classroom Unit - 2Free Angela! is a brilliant documentary that captures the sensational murder and kidnapping trial of Black Communist and UCLA Professor Angela Davis in the early 1970's.

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    Gihan Abou Zeid: “Egyptian Women in Struggle: Then and Now”

    October 10, 2013

    October 23rd, 2013 - 5:00pm, Humanities 1 Building, Room 210; Egyptian human rights activist, journalist and author GIHAN ABOU ZEID is an authority on women’s rights in the Arab world. She was part of the revolution of 2011 that brought millions of people to Tahrir Square...

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    Feminist Interventions: On Gender & South Asia

    October 9, 2013

    May 2-3, 2014 – UC Santa Cruz – SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JAN 15, 2014 – This conference seeks to explore the interrelated, epistemological frameworks of gender studies and area studies in the multiple articulations of what constitutes the subjects and studies of the terrain of “South-Asia.”

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    Undisciplining Feminism Symposium

    October 1, 2013

    Bringing together a core group of UC and Cal State faculty working at the intersections of feminist studies and ethnic studies, we will generate a curricular vision that, rather than being negatively constructed as a critique (of patriarchy, mainstream feminism, “wave”-based periodizations, etc.) begins with concepts like race, empire, and settler colonialism.

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    Professor B. Ruby Rich: New Queer Cinema - The Director's Cut

    May 13, 2013

    Please join us and Professor B. Ruby Rich for a special book signing event for the recently published and long-awaited "New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut" Wednesday, May 22, 12:30-2:00 Communications 139

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    UCSC alumna wins prestigious 2013 Guggenheim

    April 19, 2013

    Poet Brenda Shaughnessy returns to campus for Alumni Weekend including a free public reading on April 25

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    Scott Morgensen: Idle No More

    April 10, 2013

    Indigenous Feminism, & Allied Critiques of Settler Colonialism. Revisiting Indigenous critiques of the sexualization and racialization of colonial rule, Morgensen highlights how such power is challenged by the Indigenous movement Idle No More. Indigenous feminist and Two Spirit critiques explain that heteropatriarchy and white supremacy produce settler colonization and settler state governance.

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    Richard Miskolci: Undisciplined studies & the (geo)politics of knowledge

    April 10, 2013

    Why does knowledge continue to travel only from North to South? To understand the powerful continuity in this exchange, this presentation will start with a historical reconstitution of its creation and functioning. Even in an increasingly decentered world we still witness the hegemony of academic exchange in which North produces theories and South is seen as a space for collecting data or applying Northern theories to particular cases. Knowledges are created under institutional frames that connect them to power interests.

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    FMST Alumni Weekend Events

    March 19, 2013

    FMST Reception, Presentation, and Faculty Panel on Saturday, April 27, 2:00-6:00pm in 210 Humanities 1.

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    Nancy Lemon: PRACTICING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW

    March 18, 2013

    A Feminist Studies Legal Luncheon featuring distinguished UC Santa Cruz Women's Studies Alumna NANCY K.D. LEMON (Berkeley Law, Boalt School of Law).

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    Asian America: Triangulations about a Semisphere

    February 13, 2013

    Join us for a creative a creative presentation by Karen Tei Yamashita, reading excerpt from her forthcoming book of performances...

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    LOVE IS A DANGEROUS PROMISE

    February 11, 2013

    Karen Thompson speaks of raising awareness for human rights issues, including the legal protection of LGBTQIA relationships.

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    Mattie Harper “Civilizing” the Pillagers

    November 28, 2012

    Mattie Harper's talk centers on the identity of Susan Bonga, who was a member of the Pillager band of Ojibwe Indians residing in northern Minnesota and the daughter of a prominent fur trader of mixed African-Ojibwe ancestry.

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    A Night of Poetry & Music with M. NourbeSe Philip

    November 26, 2012

    A Night of Poetry & Music with M. NourbeSe Philip, accompanied by a jazz duo led by Karlton Hester, Professor of Music, UCSC

  • Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship across the Americas

    New Publication by FMST Professor Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

    August 15, 2012

    Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship across the Americas This title will be released on December 3, 2012.

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    Goa needs much more work in the areas of gender and sexuality: Anjali Arondekar

    July 13, 2012

    India’s The Navhind Times featured an article about associate professor of feminist studies Anjali Arondekar and her research on gender and sexuality in South Asia.

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    UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

    July 1, 2012

    Bettina Aptheker and Karen Yamashita received a highly prestigious University of California Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Professors Aptheker and Yamashita will co-hold the Chair for a three-year period beginning July 1, 2012 and ending in June 30, 2015.

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    Anjali Arondekar: “Orienting Margins: Sexuality’s Geopolitics”

    May 21, 2012

    May 23, 2012 12:00-1:30 pm 210 Humanities 1 Anjali Arondekar Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, UCSC will be presenting at the Cultural Studies Colloquium Series.

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    A Tribute to Adrienne Rich

    April 19, 2012

    Wednesday April 25th,7-9 pm @ the Kresge Town Hall In the tribute, members of our campus community will read from her work.

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    Amelia Jones: Activating the Feminist Body and the Curating of Feminist Art

    April 1, 2012

    TUESDAY, April 10th / 11am-1pm / Room 210 Humanities One; This paper takes off from a brief history of the curating of feminist art in the North American and European contexts.

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    Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement

    February 6, 2012

    The first book-length study of women's involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations throughout southern California and the Southwest.

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    “Cruel Modernity”, Professor Jean Franco

    February 2, 2012

    Cruel Modernity is the subject of Franco’s forthcoming book on Truth Commissions and surviving the extreme cases of political violence that plagued some Latin American countries in the late twentieth century.

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    Professor Bettina Aptheker - Queering the History of the Communist Left in the U.S.

    February 1, 2012

    The Center for Cultural Studies presents FMST Professor Bettina Aptheker Wednesday, February 15 at 12:15p in Humanities 210 Queering the History of the Communist Left in the United States

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    A conversation on prison abolition, legal violence, and trans politics

    February 1, 2012

    Friday, February 10, 4-6pm, Oakes Mural Room

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    Professor Haas publishes new book, "Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar"

    October 22, 2011

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    Techniques for Reimagining Feminist Theory: Starting from How We Feel

    September 20, 2011

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    Critical Ethnographies

    September 7, 2011

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    The State of Science & Justice

    June 2, 2011

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    Anika Walke: 10 Grads in 10 days

    June 1, 2011

    History of Consciousness Graduate Student, Anika Walke, was featured in an article profiling outstanding students in graduating class of 2011.

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    Banu Subramaniam: "Tracking Ghosts: Hauntings from a Eugenic Past"

    May 2, 2011

    Wednesday, May 11 4:30-6:30 PM Engineering 2, Room 599

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    QUOTIDIAN ERASURES: Gender and the Records of the Trans-­Atlantic Slave Trade

    April 14, 2011

    Gender and the Records of the Trans-­Atlantic Slave Trade JENNIFER L. MORGAN Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:30-­6.30 P.M. Humanities 1, Rm. 210

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    Science and Justice Training Program

    April 4, 2011

    Jennifer Reardon and Karen Barad's Science and Justice training program awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation.

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    Anjali Arondekar: Recipient of this year's Alan Bray Memorial Book Award

    March 1, 2011