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Following the expulsion or forced conversion of Jews and Moslems from the Iberian peninsula, Northern Italy became a place of refuge for the exiled communities. Jewish culture flourished in the early-modern cities of Ferrara, Mantua and Venice, where intercultural encounters and exchanges enabled the creation of sometimes surprising cultural expressions. In the summer of 1720, […]Find out more
The Global Travel of Mixed-Race Jamaicans and Constructions of Identity
Dan Livesay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Claremont McKenna College
At the turn of the nineteenth century, small numbers of elite, mixed-race Jamaicans traveled to Britain, then on to India, and back to Britain again in order to improve their financial and social statuses. This global movement allowed them […]Find out more
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Irvine
3:10 – 5:00 pm – Lecture by Nina Bandelj
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Year-end Celebration
The U.S. Federal Reserve reports that total household debt in the U.S. has climbed to a staggering $12 trillion. Demographers document increasing expenditures for raising children over time. This project argues that trends […]Find out more
Sharon Traweek is associate professor in the Department of Gender Studies and History at UCLA and author of Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. She conducts multi-sited ethnographic research on knowledge making practices and the infrastructures in which they are embedded. Her work examines discursive formations [including narrative strategies], their transnational circulations, […]Find out more
This presentation challenges long-standing notions of sexuality as stable and context-free–as something essential, cultural or biological, that individuals discover about themselves. Rather, Donald L. Donham argues that historical circumstance, local social pressure, and the cultural construction of much beyond sex conditions the erotic.
The paper makes this argument in relation to the centuries-old European conversation about […]Find out more
Audra Mitchell holds the CIGI Chair in Global Governance and Ethics at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, located on the lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Attawandaron peoples (Waterloo, Canada). She is a founding member of the Creatures’ Collective, an international group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, knowledge keepers, activists and artists concerned with […]Find out more
The Global 19th Century Workshop at UCR is pleased to present a talk by Gretchen Schultz, Professor of French Studies at Brown University.
During the turbulent early 3rd Republic, a battle between wine and spirits served as proxy in the battle for a besieged French identity. As France recovered from the humiliating loss suffered in war […]Find out more
Diverging Reform Pathways under Federalism
Across much of the world, higher education has experienced rapid expansion and structural changes. Yet, countries’ patterns of institutional change have varied significantly, with far-reaching consequences for the distribution of life chances across societies. This article explores an important causal pathway shaping contrasting national outcomes by focusing on the influence of […]Find out more
Indigenous Popular Music on Broadcast and Online Radio
A Conversation with Dr. Faye Ginsburg and Dr. Liz Przybylski
Dr. Faye Ginsburg, Professor, New York University
Research specialties: Social anthropology; ethnographic film; ethnography of media; indigenous media; social movements in the United States; Disability
Liz Przybylski, Assistant Professor, UCR
Specializes in Indigenous hip hop practices in Canada and the […]
Cristina T. Bejarano is a UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCR. She earned her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine, where she specialized in the Anthropology of Science and Technology Studies. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Academies of Sciences Ford Foundation.
The STS Methods series […]Find out more