Colloquium Series

Cultural Studies Colloquium
All events are held in Hart Hall 3201 at 4pm unless otherwise noted. 

Click the drop down boxes for dates, speakers, and webinar registration links.

Fall 2020 Colloquium

Cultural Studies PhD students enrolled in CST 290 must submit colloquium papers for four events.  


Thursday, October 8 4:30-6pm
Latoya Ruby Frazier in Conversation with Sampada Aranke
co-sponsorship with UC Davis Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dwyx7my5RCSsxIWzEmsqkw


October 20, 4-5:30pm
Visualizing Abolition with Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UBn3rbRjR9Ww-1hi3uTB-A


Thursday, October 22nd, 4-5:30pm

Julie Sze, Professor of American Studies, UC Davis

Climate Justice in a World on Fire, or ICE will Melt: Drawing on an emerging archive of climate justice cultural production, I ask, what does non-naïve radical hope look like now in the face of interconnected environmental, political and social disasters? What does freedom look like in the face of environmental and state violence in its myriad forms- gentrification, surveillance, policing and deportation regimes? Culture and media, in abolitionist climate justice narratives, offer a partial answer.  I argue that these narratives, grounded squarely within social movements, enact an imaginative reclamation and recognition in a brutalizing economic and political system that seeks to deny the rights of survival for vulnerable peoples and communities, animals and the ecosystems.

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_75Ej7ooNT3iQYhiN-Th5fQ


October 29, 4-5:30pm

Lorena V. Márquez, La Gente: Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento
Introduced by Lorena Oropeza, Professor of History

La Gente: Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento traces the rise of the Chicana/o Movement in Sacramento and the role of la gente, or everyday people, in galvanizing a collective to seek lasting and transformative change during the 1960s and 1970s. In its efforts to be self-determined, la gente resisted multiple forms of oppression at school, work sites, and in their communities.

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Axd_UWe_RNyolDBQquyKaw


November 4, 4-6pm
Claudia Rankine Reading and Lecture, Just Us: An American Conversation
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_quKuhrwnTxqWUcEx3MMruw


November 12, 4-5:30pm
Martha R. Gonzales, co-editor of Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices
Introduced by Ofelia Cuevas, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o/x Studies

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9lHXSMEVTC2KoLotDkK1Og

 


November 17, 4-5:30pm
Visuality and Carceral Formations with Nicole Fleetwood, Herman Grey, Nicholas Mirzoeff
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/visuality-and-carceral-formations-nicole-fleetwood-herman-gray-nicholas-mirzoeff


December 1, 4-5:30pm
Abolition Then and Now with Isaac Julien and Robin D.G. Kelley
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/abolition-then-and-now-isaac-julien-and-robin-dg-kelley-december-1-2020


December 3rd, 4-5:30pm

Cultural Studies and Public Scholarship at UC Davis, Presenters TBD

Co-Sponsored by Mellon Public Scholars Program, UC Davis


 

Winter 2021 Colloquia

Cultural Studies PhD students enrolled in CST 290 must submit colloquium papers for four events.  


January 14, 2020, 4-5:30pm

Joshua Redwine, PhD Candidate, Cultural Studies UC Davis

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KVZ1PvzMQyKxzVookNiZNg


January 19, 2021 4-5:30
Prisons, Histories Erasures with Kelly Lytle Hernández, Joanne Baker, and Maria Gaspar
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/prisons-histories-and-erasures-kelly-lytle-hernández-joanne-barker-and-tbd-january-19


February 2, 2021 4-5:30pm
Surveillance and Cinematics with American Artist, Simone Browne, and Ruha Benjamin
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/surveillance-and-cinematics-american-artist-simone-browne-and-ruha-benjamin-february-2


February 23, 2021
Abolitionist Feminisms with Beth Ritchie, Erica Meiners, and Sonya Clark
Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/abolitionist-feminisms-beth-ritchie-erica-meiners-and-tbd-february-23-2021


February 25, 2021 4-5:30pm
Sampada Aranke, Death’s Futurity: The Visual Life of Black Power
Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago & Shrem Museum Scholar-in-Residence

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gPWCdLCuRgeMLdfrWDCh4w 


Marlene Mercado, Informational Workshop
Cultural Studies Doctoral Candidate
The event is scheduled for March 18, 2021, from 2-3:30 pm. Link and QR code to RSVP can be found on the flyer or here

 

 

 

Spring 2021 Colloquia

Cultural Studies PhD students enrolled in CST 290 must submit colloquium papers for four events


April 8, 2021, 4-5:30

John Hartigan, UT Austin “The Social Lives of Wild Horses: An Ethnographic Perspective.” moderated by Marisol de la Cadena

Each summer in Galicia, Spain, a 500-year old ritual unfolds in which free-roaming horses are herded up and their manes and tails are systematically shaved. Initially, their band structure and social forms of interaction collapse during this traumatic 4-day event, only to emerge newly reconfigured by its end. John Hartigan’s account of this transformation combines ethological techniques with an ethnographic perspective in an overarching analysis of how horse sociality responds to this ritual form of population management. Hartigan uses Erving Goffman’s concepts of “face” and “civil inattention” to analyze their social performances and inverts Clifford Geertz's analysis in the Balinese cockfight by regarding the horses as ethnographic subjects.

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PrLKDpvbREOt_dsafXC1-w


April 15, 2021, 4-5:30

Lorena Oropeza, UC Davis "The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement." moderated by Lorena Marquez

This biography offers a fresh and unvarnished look at one of the most controversial, criticized, and misunderstood activists of the civil rights era. Most famous for leading an armed raid on the Rio Arriba courthouse in 1967, Reies López Tijerina demanded that Americans attend to an overlooked part of the country’s history: the United States was an aggressive empire that had conquered and colonized the Southwest and subsequently wrenched land away from border people—Mexicans and Native Americans alike. Basing her work on painstaking archival research and new interviews with key participants in Tijerina’s life and career, Lorena Oropeza traces the origins of Tijerina's revelatory historical analysis to the years he spent as a Pentecostal preacher and his hidden past as a self-proclaimed prophet of God. Confronting allegations of anti-Semitism and accusations of sexual abuse, as well as evidence of extreme religiosity and possible mental illness, Oropeza's narrative captures the life of a man--alternately mesmerizing and repellant--who changed our understanding of the American West and the place of Latinos in the fabric of American struggles for equality and self-determination.

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lVxke0LoSk-T_PrS116Clg


April 20, 2021 4-5:30pm

(Re) Enacting Revolution with Dread Scott and Erin Gray

Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/reenacting-revolution-dread-scott-and-erin-gray-april-20-2021


 

April 29, 2021, 4-5:30

David Eng "Absolute Apology, Absolute Forgiveness" moderated by Susette Min

Absolute Apology, Absolute Forgiveness is part of Dr. Eng's forthcoming book, “Reparations and the Human,” which explores the history of reparations in relation to Cold War Asia, beginning with New World discovery and indigenous dispossession and concluding with the biopolitical aftermath of atomic destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Reparation is a key term not only in political theory but also in psychoanalysis, in particular object relations, yet the two notions are rarely discussed in relation to one another. “Reparations and the Human” examines how political and psychic genealogies of reparation can supplement one another in our conceptions of the human and human rights after genocide and nuclear holocaust

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_baPzRAsjSq28BIdp4o1Sgg


May 11, 2021

Futures with Sora Han, adrienne maree brown, and Savannah Shange

Co-Sponsored by CST, Programmed by Institute of Arts & Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

https://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2020/futures-sora-han-adrienne-brown-and-savannah-shange-may-11-2021

 

 

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