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March 2018

Fernando Riosmena, University of Colorado

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“A re-appraisal of thinking on and the empirical evaluation of migration theories” Abstract: Over the last quarter Century, there has been considerable efforts to systematize knowledge on and empirically test the drivers of population mobility around a set of eight theories that either explain the initiation or continuation of international labor migration flows. In this presentation, I provide a reflection aimed at furthering theoretical development and empirical testing of these theories. I do so by: (1) providing more specific guidance on…

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February 2018

Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Boomer and Millennial Young Adulthood Relationships: A Demographic Perspective“ Abstract: Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today a new cohort, Millennials, outnumber Boomers and have redefined young adulthood.  Dr. Manning will contrast the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials.  She will share new findings about recent patterns and trends in the formation and stability of young adult relationships. Concluding comments will focus on challenges and opportunities for research on…

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Ari Heinrich, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Hierarchies of the Human””

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Part of Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics The first event in the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Ari Heinrich, Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSD. Their lecture, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Hierarchies of the Human” will question what a comparative examination of Chinese-language discourse on the plastinated human cadaver exhibits might reveal about the political economics of race and capital distribution that inform them.A…

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Yu Xie, Princeton

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Heterogeneous Causal Effects: A Propensity Score Approach “ Abstract: Heterogeneity is ubiquitous in social science.  Individuals differ not only in background characteristics, but also in how they respond to a particular treatment. In this presentation, Yu Xie argues that a useful approach to studying heterogeneous causal effects is through the use of the propensity score. He demonstrates the use of the propensity score approach in three scenarios: when ignorability is true, when treatment is randomly assigned, and when ignorability is not…

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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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“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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Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method

February 10 - February 11
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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Why History Matters: Why Black Women’s Lives and Histories Matter

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCLA Social Sciences

  WHY HISTORY MATTERS Why Black Women’s Lives and Histories Matter featuring Funmilola Fagbamila Adjunct Professor, Department of Pan-African Studies California State University, Los Angeles Dion Fountaine Raymond, J.D. Discrimination Prevention Officer and Coordinator UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Brenda Stevenson Professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History UCLA Department of History moderated by Marcus Anthony Hunter Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences Associate Professor and Chair UCLA Department of African American…

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Ethical Issues in Public Presentations

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

Oftentimes in public presentations, from lectures to seminars to conference presentations, sensitive topics arise. These may involve race, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, or any number of additional topics. We will have an open forum discussion of examples of these types of topics arising, and how well speakers address them. What are some best practices for discussing sensitive topics? What are some examples of practices you would like to avoid in your own presentations?

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Randall Kuhn, UC Los Angeles

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“A Large-Scale Survey of International Migrants from Rural Bangladesh: Longitudinal Evidence on Migration Costs, Earnings and Health” Abstract: Popular attention has focused on the harsh conditions facing overseas guest workers from countries such as Bangladesh to the states of the Persian Gulf, with the assumption of negative health consequences. In contrast, the global empirical literature on migrant health finds generally positive health outcomes for migrants relative to those left-behind, due in large part to self-selection. Yet most such studies match separate…

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