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October 2017

QGrad 2017, Radical Imaginaries: Scholar-Activism Dismantling the Politics of Hate

October 27, 2017

UCLA’s QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies? How are all of us systematically attacked and disempowered…

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Kathryn Dudley, “Trusting Mustangs: Feral Ontologies, Trans-Species Affects”

October 26, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Kathryn Dudley’s research focuses on embodied knowledge and social trauma under regimes of labor that are marginalized by transformations in global capitalism. Her books The End of the Line: Lost Jobs, New Lives in Postindustrial America and Debt and Dispossession: Farm Loss in America’s Heartland are community studies, respectively, of deindustrialization and the demise of family farm agriculture. Her documentary film Black Land Loss examines African American farmers’ class action lawsuit against the USDA. Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal…

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Mark Kaplan, UCLA

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Title: The Impact of Socioenvironmental Stressors on Alcohol-Linked Suicides: A Nationwide Postmortem Study” Abstract: Not only is suicide a major public health problem, but also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8,179 deaths and 273,206 years of potential life lost resulted from alcohol attributable suicides in 2006-10 (the latest years available). Since 2011, Professor Kaplan and his colleagues have worked with the National Violent Death Reporting System Restricted Access Database on two projects funded by the National Institute…

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Breaking the Silence on Hooking Up: A Facilitated Discussion

October 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

  What are the risks and rewards of hooking up? Who hooks up, and when and why? How does hookup culture shape attitudes towards sex and desire? How ubiquitous is hookup culture on campus–and how does it shape the lives of UCLA students? CSW invites students, faculty, and staff to explore these kinds of questions through a facilitated discussion on Hookup Culture. Join the Conversation Join students from across campus and all walks of life for an open conversation on…

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Film Screening: Queens of Syria

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Queens of Syria tells the story of sixty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, Euripides’s tragedy about the plight of women in war. What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th century Syria found a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary…

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Kathleen Sheldon, “African Women: Early History to the 21st Century”

October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Kathleen Sheldon will discuss her recently published book, African Women: Early History to the 21st Century, a comprehensive study of this expansive story from before the time of records to the present day.  Her book provides a rich background on descent systems and the roles of women in matrilineal and patrilineal systems.  She profiles elite women, as well as those in leadership roles, traders and market women, religious women, slave women, women in resistance movements, and women in politics and…

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Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like

October 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like:  a Discussion Led by Prof. Donald J. (Don) Treiman

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David Chae, Auburn University

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Getting Under the Skin: Socio-Psychobiological Pathways and Racial Disparities in Health.“ Abstract: Racism is physically embodied through social, behavioral, and psychobiological mechanisms. In this talk, David H. Chae, will discuss the utility of a social-ecological and developmental lens to examine how racism is biologically embedded. He will discuss his research on multiple levels of racism and the channels through which they compromise health throughout the lifecourse. More on Prof. Chae

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Workshop: Useful R 4 Stata Users Brown Bag

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Tzen This workshop is a brown bag forum. Participants are encouraged to bring in tangible questions they wish to explore using R. To serve as a background road map, the instructor will provide an abbreviated sample of what he thinks are the most useful features of R. However, the goal is to have participants ask questions that the collective group can figure out using R. Any R question is fair game, for example: questions about fundamental R concepts…

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Workshop: R 4 Stata Users Brownbag

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  CCPR Workshop: R 4 Stata Users This workshop is a brown bag forum. Participants are encouraged to bring in tangible questions they wish to explore using R. To serve as a background road map, the instructor will provide an abbreviated sample of what he thinks are the most useful features of R. However, the goal is to have participants ask questions that the collective group can figure out using R. Any R question is fair game, for example: questions…

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