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May 2018

Bruce Western, Columbia University

May 2, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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A Dialogue on the Challenges of Minoritized Academic Fields at this Time

April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA United States

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Featuring: Neferti Tadiar, Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College Allan Punzalan Isaac, Chair of American Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies and English, Rutgers University Respondent: Steven Nelson, Director, UCLA Center for African Studies The theme of the conversation orbits around the challenges minoritized fields–including Gender/Women/Feminist Studies as a field–must take up at this time. “At this…

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Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism

April 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

A workshop on critical eating studies, featuring a public panel conversation between Los Angeles-based food activists, gleaners and composters, and scholars. Schedule and speaker details forthcoming. This event is supported by the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership.

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Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, “Indian Given: Racial Geographies Across Mexico and the United States”

April 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Indian Given: Racial Geographies Across Mexico and the United States A Book Talk by Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and Visiting Professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is the author of The Revolutionary Imagination in the Americas and the Age of Development (Duke University Press, 2003) and Indian Given: Racial Geographies Across Mexico and the United States (Duke University Press, 2016). Indian Given was awarded the Best Book Award…

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Workshop: Bayesian Concepts for Data Analysis

April 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Tzen Content: This 1 hour workshop will provide a sampling of introductory concepts for bayesian analysis. We will use Bayes Rule (and its implications) to think about data analysis. When used as a framework to model phenomenon, the analyst gets to work with 4 useful distributions: the prior, posterior, prior predictive, & posterior predictive. We will predict what clothing size 2Chainz wears. We’ll also look at the Gompertz Rule from demography. In both examples, the bayesian framework allows…

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