2015 Comics & Medicine Conference

Thank you everyone for being a part of the 2015 Comics & Medicine Conference! Check out the selection of photos from the 3 day event. We took over 1200 photos during the conference. Don’t see your favorite speaker? Email us at jessica.salas@ucr.edu.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2105

2016-06-24T11:14:47+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Mellon AIS Meeting

Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies (AIS) Meeting on June 10, 2015. Mellon AIS is a 2-year series of four quarterly seminars that examines the benefits of and issues surrounding identities and practices formed in the multi- ethnic, multicultural, and transnational spaces of UCR and Southern California. Learn more about Mellon AIS.

2016-06-24T11:14:47+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

1st Annual SEATRiP Graduate Student Conference

The 1st Annual SEATRiP Graduate Student Conference on June 5, 2015. Special thanks to all of our student presenters and keynote speaker, Dr. Panivong Norindr. Learn more about SEATRiP at the Mobilizing the Arts in Southeast Asia page.

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Thinking like a Mall

Steve Vogel’s talk “Thinking like a Mall” on June 4, 2015. Steve Vogel is a faculty member of the Philosophy Department at Denison University. He has special research interests in environmental philosophy, in the work of Jürgen Habermas and of the Frankfurt School, and in Marxism, Hegel, and Heidegger. He is the author of Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory, published in 1996 by SUNY Press, and has published articles in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, Philosophy Today, Rethinking Marxism, Social Theory and Practice, Tikkun, Dissent, and elsewhere.

2016-06-24T11:14:47+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Dueling Disciplines: Yoga

Thank you for joining us at Dueling Disciplines: Yoga on May 28, 2015. Special thanks to our speakers Farah Godrej, Amanda Lucia and Jacqueline Shea Murphy and to Jennifer Hughes for moderating this event. We hope you enjoyed this engaging discussion on the different academic perspectives on yoga!

The Dueling Disciplines series offers alternating disciplinary perspectives on a popular subject or theme. Faculty members and graduate students from ‘opposing’ theoretical viewpoints present ways to think about topics such as God, university education, or urbanism. The resulting ‘Duel’ is lighthearted and fun (for example, opposing ‘teams’ in the audience are invited to wave flags and cheer) without sacrificing academic rigor or respect.

2016-06-24T11:14:48+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Spring Reception

The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Spring Reception was held at the Center for Ideas and Society on May 27, 2015. The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship is a competitive award presented to thirteen students annually. Recipients are selected form an applicant pool based on a well defined research proposal and a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor. To learn more about the fellowship visit the UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellowship page.


2016-06-24T11:14:48+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Goldberry Long Reading

Goldberry Long’s reading of her novel in progress, Miss O’Keeffe’s Lover on May 19, 2015. Goldberry Long is the author of the novel Juniper Tree Burning. Her forthcoming novel, Miss O’Keeffe’s Lover, is under contract at Simon and Schuster. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, Bayou Magazine, and Poetry International. She lives in California with her family, where she teaches fiction writing at the University of California, Riverside.

2017-05-18T17:30:42+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

2014-15 CHASS Book Celebration

Thank you everyone for attending the 2014-15 CHASS Book Celebration! See the full list of this year’s CHASS faculty publications here. For more information on faculty publications visit the UCR Faculty Publications page.

2016-06-24T11:14:48+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

“For Whites Only”: Queer Desires for Respect in Asianizing Thailand

Dredge Byung’chu Käng’s talk “For Whites Only”: Queer Desires for Respect in Asianizing Thailand on May 14th. Käng is a PhD/MPH candidate in anthropology and global epidemiology at Emory University. His research focuses on the intersections of queer and trans* studies, critical race theory, and inter-­‐Asian regionalism. This event was sponsored by the Mellon workshop “Mobilizing the Arts in Southeast Asia and its Diasporas”, Center for Ideas and Society, and SEATRiP.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Latinos, Theater and the New Health Humanities

Thanks for joining us at Dr. Tiffany Ana López’s talk “Latinos, Theater and the New Health Humanities.” López is a Professor of Theatre, Film and Digital Production & Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. Her work focuses on issues of trauma and violence and the role of the arts in fostering personal healing and social change.

2017-05-18T17:30:42+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Composing in an App Environment

Thank you for joining us at “Composing in an App Environment: A Conversation on Multimedia Publishing with Apple.” We hope you enjoyed this discussion on how Apple products can help us think through and solve questions related to composing in a digital environment.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

God’s Left Eye Closes in Vietnam And Re-Opens in California

Thanks for joining us at Janet Hoskins’ talk “God’s Left Eye Closes in Vietnam And Re-Opens in California.” Hoskins is Professor of Anthropology and Religion at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her books include The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism (University of Hawaii 2015), The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on History, Calendars and Exchange (1996 Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies), and Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of People’s Lives (1998). To learn more about Hoskins’ work, visit her website.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

MMUF Spring Welcome Dinner

Congratulations to our 2015 MMUF fellows! We are proud to welcome Ariana Elizalde, Jazmine Exford, Eddie Franco, Lili Ramirez, and Cynthia Romero to the Mellon family. Special thanks to our mentors Jennifer Hughes, Chris Laursen, Fred Moten, Covadonga Lamar Prieto, and everyone who attended the welcome dinner. Learn more about the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at mellonmays.ucr.edu.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

A Changing Magna Carta

Thank you for joining us at Linda Colley’s talk “A Changing Magna Carta: Past, Present and Futures?” Linda Colley is a historian who specialises in post-1700 British history, a focus which has led her into studies of nationalism, empire and global history. She is author of a number of critically-acclaimed books. They include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 (1982), Namier (1988), Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (1992) which won the Wolfson Prize, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600-1850 (2002) and The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh (2007), which was named by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of the year. To learn more about Linda Colley, visit her official website.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Ken Wissoker

On May 1, 2015 Ken Wissoker, the Editorial Director of Duke University Press, gave two forums for CHASS faculty and graduate students on scholarly book publication. We are pleased to offer podcasts of Ken’s presentations.

Publishing Your First Book

“Publishing your first book” offers practical ways to understand the difference between a dissertation and a book, as well as approaches to publishers.


The Second Book and Beyond

“The Second Book and Beyond” addresses the challenges of second books and discusses different genres of scholarly books a faculty member may want to write over the course of a career.



Ken Wissoker is the Editorial Director of Duke University Press, acquiring books in anthropology, cultural studies and social theory; globalization and post colonial theory; Asian, African, and American studies; music, film and television; race, gender and sexuality; science studies; and other areas in the humanities, social sciences, media, and the arts. This fall 2014, in addition to his duties at the Press, he became Director of Intellectual Publics at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. He has published close to 900 books which have won over 100 prizes. Wissoker is the author of “The Future of the Book as a Media Project” (Cinema Journal), “Scholarly Monographs Are Flourishing, Not Dying” and “Negotiating a Passage between Disciplinary Borders” (Chronicle of Higher Education).

Ken’s visit was sponsored by CIS and the CHASS Dean’s office as the first event in a cooperative venture with the UCLA Humanities Editor-in-Residence Fellow Series, initiated by Nina Eidsheim, a faculty member in Musicology.

Event Photos

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Thank you for joining us at Eric Schwitzgebel’s talk “Ethics.” To learn more about Eric Schwitzgebel and his work visit his UCR faculty page.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Sports Development in China: Opportunities and Challenges!

Visiting Scholar Stella Sheng’s talk “Sports Development in China: Opportunities and Challenges!” on April 21, 2015.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Virginia Grise: Your Healing is Killing Me

Thank you for joining us at Virginia Grise’s Performance Manifesto “Your Healing is Killing Me.” To learn more about Virginia Grise and her work, visit her website.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Beyond Diversity: Are We There Yet?

Thank you all for joining us on March 30th for the Mellon Advancing Intercultural Seminar “Beyond Diversity: Are We There Yet?” To learn more about Beyond Diversity, visit the project page.

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Otherwise Worlds Conference

Thank you for joining us at the Otherwise Worlds Conference, April 10, 2015! Special thanks to our speakers for making it a wonderful conference! Check out our photos from the event:

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Nguyen Tan Hoang

Thank you for joining us on April 9, 2015 for Nguyen Tan Hoang’s presentation “The Spacing and Timing of Việt Kiều Intimacy in Charlie Nguyễn’s Để Mai tính.” Check out the photos from the event:

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

2015 Global 19th Century Conference

Thank you for joining us at the 2015 Global 19th Century Conference! Special thanks to our keynote speakers and presenters for making it an enriching conference! Check out our photos from the two day event:

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

2016-06-24T11:10:48+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

Catherine Robson: Talking to the Enemy

Thank you for joining us at Catherine Robson’s “Talking to the Enemy: Germany’s Capture of British Voices in the Great War” on February 11, 2015. You made it an engaging and thought provoking discussion! Check out our photos from the event.

2016-06-24T11:10:49+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|

2014 Emory Elliott Book Award

Thank you for joining us on February 3, 2015 for the 2013-2014 Emory Elliott Book Award Reception and Talk. Congratulations to Amanda Lucia! Check out our photos from the event.

Learn more about the Emory Elliott Book Awards.

2016-06-24T11:09:24+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Categories: 2014-15, Gallery|Tags: , , , |