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August 2019

Big Data for Social Issues

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB 132)

Big Data for Social Issues Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Panel: 1:00pm – 2:45pm Prof. John Friedman, Brown University: “Income Inequality and Social Mobility: What Can We Learn from Big Data?” 3:00pm-5:00pm Reception 5:00-6:00pm  

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October 2019

Symposium: “On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives”

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library and Royce Hall

Organized by the UCLA Department of African American Studies A Symposium featuring Keynote Speaker Gloria Wekker, Professor Emerita at Utrecht University, The Netherlands Key Symposium questions will include: How do marginalized experiences of Blackness within Europe, especially the interventions of Black Muslims, LGBTQI*, and/or those rendered non-citizen (e.g., refugees or asylum seekers), challenge one-dimensional conceptualizations of Blackness? How have contemporary contributions to the transnational continuations of the Black Radical and Black feminist traditions been brought to bear in various European…

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May 2020

Bethany Hughes, “Listen to Native Women: Redface and Its Gendered Uses”

May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
208 Kaufman Hall

Organized by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance A talk by Bethany Hughes, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Assistant Professor of American Culture and Native American Studies at the University of Michigan. In the nineteenth century Americans were infatuated with Indians on stage. From the Indian Plays craze starting in the 1830s to the wild west shows starting in the 1880s Americans were thrilled to witness love, war, and death… with Indians. The first superstar of the American theatre…

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