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February 2018

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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Amparo González Ferrer, Spanish Scientific Research Council

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA United States

“Intergenerational Relationships among Latino Immigrant Families in Spain: Conflict and Emotional Intimacy” *Co-sponsored with The Center for the Study of International Migration Abstract: Relationships with parents have been identified as a major factor in shaping adolescents’ well-being and cognitive development. Compared to adolescents in native families, immigrant children face multiple stressors associated with international migration that may cause the relationship with their parents to be more conflictive or emotionally distant. In this paper, we compare the levels of mother-child conflict and…

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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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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 ProjeK) Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia (Co-Editor, Poor Magazine; author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America) 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…

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