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May 2018

Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics Symposium

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature DATE: May 25, 2018 TIME: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM LOCATION: 314 Royce Hall RSVP: http://complit.ucla.edu/event/area-impossible-sexuality-geopolitics/ Within queer studies, the geopolitical has posed a much-needed challenge to the spatial and temporal logics of the field (logics that often mire the field in the US), especially in the aftermath of the turn to transnationalism. Comparative literature has historically fashioned its domains outside US borders, but despite its range has remained somewhat tied to…

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Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Social Science Research” Abstract: Integrated Data Systems (IDS) linking administrative, public agency data hold great promise for rapid and low-cost implementation and evaluation of homeless initiatives. Culhane will review the legal, ethical, scientific and economic challenges of interagency data sharing, as well as systematic efforts including policy reform and inter-agency collaboration to overcome these challenges. Finally, he will review important new IDS initiatives in LA County and California. More on Prof. Culhane

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Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UCLA & Homelessness: See. Study. Solve Public Lecture: Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness UCLA NPI Auditorium CHS C8-183 Ending homelessness and serving the needs of our most vulnerable individuals and families is possible, but it requires sustained effort. Culhane will kick off the week by reviewing the national situation, including progress and continued hurdles. He will also describe unique challenges for cities like LA where many homeless are unsheltered. Dennis P. Culhane PhD Hosted by Fielding School of Public Health Dean…

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Susan Cassels, UC Santa Barbara

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Self-selection or enabling environments: What predicts the association between short-term mobility and sexual behavior?” Abstract: Short-term mobility is often associated with increased risk behavior. For example, mobile individuals often have higher rates of sexual risk behavior compared to non-mobile individuals, but the reasons why are not clear. Using monthly retrospective panel data from Ghana, we test whether short-term mobility is associated with differences in total and unprotected sex acts, and whether the association is due to enabling, selection, or influential reasons.…

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Bruce Western, Columbia University

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison” Abstract: This talk will address my new book, Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison. The book  tells the stories of the men and women I met through the Boston Reentry Study, a series of interviews my research team and I conducted with people leaving prison for neighborhoods around Boston. We were trying to understand what happens when people return to a community, and the challenges faced by them and their families. How did…

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April 2018

Ula Taylor, “The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam”

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organized by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California Ula Taylor will speak about her new book, The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (UNC Press, 2017). Taylor will discuss the significance of women’s politics within the Nation of Islam (NOI), one of the most significant African American religious and political organizations of the twentieth century.  She analyzes the complexities of members’ gender consciousness and women’s political activities within the NOI, which promised protection and empowerment…

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Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, “Languages and Literatures Beyond English: Dreaming in Filipino”

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Featuring: Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley Nenita Domingo, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA Kie Zuraw, Department of Linguistics. UCLA Barrios-LeBlanc will be speaking about her literary work as a feminist scholar, linking the politics of producing creative and scholarly work in a language other than English. The panel will address what it means…

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The OpEd Project presents “Write to Change the World”

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

CSW is  thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The OpEd Project to bring a special day-long seminar to UCLA! Learn how to write, pitch, and publish op-eds; assert your expertise; and increase the range of voices and ideas that we hear from in our media.   “Write to Change the World” will bring emerging voices together for an interactive day of live experiments around expertise, credibility, ideas and impact. The seminar is designed to test assumptions about our individual knowledge, and…

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Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A poetry reading featuring Don Mee Choi. Don Mee Choi is a poet and translator. Her most recent collection of poetry, Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) draws on visual artifacts from her father’s personal archive (a photographer who documented the Korean and Viet Nam wars). Her work combines the photographic image with poetry, translation (or the refusal to translate), memoir, and opera to reflect on the reverberating consequences of an undead war. Choi’s other poetry collections include The Morning News…

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CCPR 2018 PAA Practice Session

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us to hear our residents interesting research and give feedback for their upcoming PAA presentations. Presenters: Sara Johnsen, Continuity and Change in Contraceptive Female Sterilization in the United States, 1982 – 2015″ Ravaris Moore, “The Effects of Exposure to Community Gun-Violence on the High School Dropout Rates of California Public School Students” Wookum Kim, “Does Pro-Natalist Cash Transfer Work? Evidence from Local Programs in South Korea”

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