Past Events › Lectures
Communication and Science Studies, UC San Diego
Morana Alač is author of Handling Digital Brains: A Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers, which traces the ways in which fMRI researchers integrate their bodies in the process of producing knowledge from […]Find out more
UCR Osher and UCR Center for Ideas & Society present Adventures of the Mind
A FREE lecture featuring two academics from different disciplines offering distinct perspectives on one topic. The moderator will be Georgia Warnke, director of the Center for Ideas and Society.
Topic: Democracy in Crisis?
Deborah Mindry, UCLA
UCLA Center for Culture and Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
NPI-Semel Institute for Neuroscience
Dr. Mindry draws on research conducted in South Africa, Uganda, and Malawi to examine why reproductive health care is still falling far short of meeting the reproductive rights and […]Find out more
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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]Find out more
Reworking the Anthropocene
Wilfrid Laurier University
Associate Professor, CIGI Chair in Global Governance and Ethics
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, […]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. […]Find out more