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December 2017

Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas

December 15, 2017 - February 28, 2018

This exhibition explores cultural transmission and learning through children’s play weaving and apprenticeship in the Maya Highland community of Zincantán, Chiapas, Mexico. The exhibition shows over one hundred textiles from Zincantán drawn from a research collection spanning from 1943 to the present, including hand-woven and embroidered ponchos, shawls, and huipils in vibrant colors and metallic threads as well as looms and weavings made by children. Maya people wear traditional clothing today and the exhibition demonstrates both continuity and change through…

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January 2018

Chenoa Flippen, University of Pennsylvania

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Uphill Climb: A Transnational Perspective on Wealth Accumulation among Latino Immigrants in Durham, NC” Abstract: Wealth accumulation is a key dimension of ethno-racial stratification, and, among immigrants, an important indicator of incorporation.  Dramatically low assets among immigrant Latinos is thus a pressing concern, necessitating a better understanding of the social forces that shape wealth assimilation.  Drawing on a survey of Latino immigrants in Durham, NC, I argue for the importance of a transnational perspective on wealth for immigrant populations.  Nationally…

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Rob Warren, University of Minnesota

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“When Should Researchers Use Inferential Statistics When Analyzing Data on Full Populations?“ Abstract: Many researchers uncritically use inferential statistical procedures (e.g., hypothesis tests) when analyzing complete population data—a situation in which inference may seem unnecessary. We begin by reviewing and analyzing the most common rationales for employing inferential procedures when analyzing full population data. Two common rationales—having to do with handling missing data and generalizing results to other times and/or places—either lack merit or amount to analyzing sample (not population) data. …

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Cynthia Feliciano, UC Irvine

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“How Multiracial Identities and Racial Classification Shape Latinos’ Dating Preferences“ Abstract:Understanding how life experiences vary by different dimensions of race may help clarify the growing Latino population’s place in the U.S. racial structure. This study examines how self-identifying with more than one racial group and racial classification relate to racial dating choices among Latinos. Analyses of data from online dating profiles reveal divergent patterns in stated racial preferences among Latinos depending upon whether and how they also identify with other…

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February 2018

Panel: “Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism”

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Activists and scholars will offer live reflections on how the past lurks in our shared food future, and what to do about it. FEATURED PANELISTS Food justice and food waste activists: Tanya Fields (Founder and Executive Director, The BLK Project) Rick Nahmias (Founder and Executive Director, Food Forward LA) Award-winning scholars: Heather Paxson (Professor of Anthropology, MIT; author of The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America) Kyla Wazana Tompkins (Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, Pomona College; author…

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16th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the UCLA Armenian Graduate Students Association for their 16th annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies. Featured speakers will include: Carla Kekejian (University of Utah): “Harsneren: Language of the Bride” Rosie Aroush (UCLA): “A Life of Otherness: The Significance of Familial Support and Community Inclusivity for LGBQ Armenians” Co-sponsors: UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and UCLA Department of History

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Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method

February 9 - February 10
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

At a time when performative resistances to exploitative mainstream cultural practices are increasingly under attack, punk persists as an important space for cultivating and curating expressive means. Punk’s resistant literacies and performances are often in defiance of institutional rigors that carve exclusionary boundaries. Yet, as punk celebrates its long fortieth birthday, punk’s contested annals are increasingly not only part of but also help shape institutional efforts to exceed canonic representations. Bringing together scholars, musicians, fans, writers, and community members, including…

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“Complaint as Diversity Work,” Graduate Seminar with Sara Ahmed

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CSW is pleased to offer registered UCLA Graduate Students from all departments the opportunity to participate in a 1-time, 2-hour graduate seminar with Sara Ahmed, on the topic of “Complaint as Diversity Work.” The number of spots available in the seminar are very limited, and admission to the seminar will be by competitive application process. Interested students from all fields are invited to apply to participate. In addition to the seminar, Sara Ahmed will give a talk on “Complaint as…

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Joscha Legewie, Yale University

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Policing and the Educational Performance of Minority Youth” Abstract: How does the expansion of police presence in poor urban communities affect educational outcomes? Exploiting a quasi-experimental design from New York City, we present causal evidence of the impact of aggressive, zero-tolerance policing on the educational performance of minority youth. Under Operation Impact, the New York Police Department (NYPD) saturated high crime areas with additional police officers with the mission to engage in aggressive order maintenance policing. We used administrative data from…

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Yu Xie, Princeton

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Title: TBA” Abstract: TBA More on Prof. Xie

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