- Indigenous and Decolonial Practices and Imaginaries Symposium
- 04/06/2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
- University Park Campus Doheny Memorial Library DHL DML 240
The American Studies and Ethnicity's Indigeneity and Decolonization Research Cluster at USC is happy to announce that there will be a live streaming link provided for folks who are not able to make it to USC for the Indigenous and Decolonial Practices and Imaginaries symposium. This link will go live as soon as the symposium begins at 10 am PST on April 6th. While we hope that members of the community can make it to campus, the idea of the link is to accommodate anybody who cannot be in attendance.
Thank you for your continued support and please spread the word about the live streaming link! Now, anybody around the world with an internet connection can tune in for the event. Here is the link:
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10-10:15 AM Welcome by Matt Hooley, Visiting Fellow, UCLA Institute of American Cultures/American Indian Studies Center
10:30-12:00 PM: Panel 1 Indigeneity and Decolonization Across Geographies
Moderator: Maylei Blackwell, UCLA
Making Indigenous Theory through Contemporary Maya Women’s Theater in Guatemala, Gloria Chacon, UCSD
"Does That Make Me A Triple Queer"?: Chicana Feminism, Sexuality, and Spirituality in Carla Trujillo’s What Night Brings, Cecilia Caballero, USC
Construction as Commemoration: Memorializing Violence through West Bank Settlement Construction, Sarah Hughes UCLA
Indigenous Presence at the Global Stage of the Venice Biennale, Nancy Marie Mithlo, Occidental College
12:30-1:20: Keynote, Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez
“Borderlands Histories of Indigenous Exclusion” followed by Q&A
1:30-2:45 PM: Panel 2 Challenging the Archive: Epistemologies of Islandness and Indigeneity in the Pacific
Moderator: Maile Arvin, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UCR
Disrupting the Liberation of Land Narrative: Chamorro Land Stewardship and Military Land Taking on Guam, 1941-1972, Alfred Peredo Flores, UCLA
Oceanscapes of Life: Island Epistemology and Settler Kuleana/Responsibility,
Rebekah Garrison, USC
Theorizing the Pō: Genealogy and the Racial Production of the Kanaka Maoli State in Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl’s “Hoʻoulu Lāhui”, Joyce Pualani Warren, UCLA
Decolonial Possibilities: The Politics of California Indian and Native Hawaiian Relations, Kehaulani Vaughn, UCR
2:50-3:00 PM Closing
Please RSVP at IDRCsymposium2015@gmail.com with your name and RSVP in the subject of the email.
We invite all participants to attend a memorial service this evening for our colleague Professor Maria Elena Martínez from 4:00PM to 6:30PM at Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California.
- The Kurds and the Armenian Genocide: Collaboration and Resistance
- 04/08/2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- University Park Campus The Forum TCC 450 450
In the spring of 1915, the Ottoman government launched the destruction of the Armenian population through a combination of deportation, expropriation, mass murder, and forced assimilation. The perpetrators of the Armenian genocide were mainly Turks, Kurds, and Caucasian peoples such as Chechens and Circassians. The Kurdish peoples, as perpetrators and bystanders, were involved in both collaboration and resistance. This lecture will focus on how and why Kurds chose to get involved in the genocide, and why some instead resisted Ugur Ümit Üngör, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at Utrecht University and the Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His main area of interest is the historical sociology of mass violence. Tutor Campus Center Room 450--The Forum Co-hosted with the USC Armenian Studies Instituteread more
- Staged Reading: "Like the Flow of River"
- 04/12/2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Off Campus Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) 514 South Spring Street Los Angeles, California
The play, which includes the music of Misora Hibari, is about the impact of nuclear disaster globally as told through the life of Sadoko Sasaki, a Japanese adolescent that died of atomic bomb-related illness in Hiroshima in 1955. Directed by Tamara Ruppart with Janette Jara as Production Manager.
Houston, a former Japan Foundation fellow, is the only U.S. playwright to amass a body of work that explores the U.S.-Japan relationship through a bilateral, global view of identity. Her play, Tea, is the most-produced play about Japanese women in the U.S. A playwright, opera and musical theatre librettist, and essayist, Houston will be in residence at Aoyama Gakuin Daigaku, Tokyo, with a Fulbright project this year. She also is Associate Dean of Faculty Recognition and Development, Director of Dramatic Writing, Resident Playwright, and Professor of Theatre at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. At USC, she co-founded Asian American Studies.
- Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference
- 04/13/2015 - 04/14/2015 all day
- Off Campus Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
APBO is for business leaders and executives looking for trade and investment opportunities in the Asia/Pacific markets. APBO is particularly beneficial for small- and medium-sized manufacturers and service providers targeting Asian export markets.read more
- Graduate Lecture Series: Lucia Sanroman
- 04/22/2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- University Park Campus Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT) IFT
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S Flower at 30th Street
Los Angeles CA 90007
Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer who lives between Mexico City and San Diego, CA. Her current focus lies in investigating aesthetics in relation to efficacy and public practice. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Recent projects include Proyecto Coyote for Encuentro Internacional de Medellin 2011 (MDE11), and Anomalia for the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego (2012). She was a lecturer in the contemporary art symposium SITAC: estar-los-unos-con-los-otros in 2013. Sanromán has been awarded the 2012 Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for Citizen Culture: Art and Architecture Shape Policy, an exhibition and research project organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art for September 2014. She will co-curate, with Candice Hopkins, the next edition of SITE Santa Fe’s signature Biennial SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes (July 2014), and is currently organizing the retrospective exhibition inSite: Cuatro ensayos de lo público sobre otro scenario for La Tallera, in Mexico (April 2014).
Free and open to all.read more
- The Resources and Debts of the Chinese Government
- 04/30/2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
- University Park Campus Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism ASC 204
China’s economy is slowing and the country is in the midst of a major effort to reform and restructure its economy. The reform efforts include greater reliance on market allocation of resources and having state enterprises be increasingly market-oriented. The restructuring effort involves moving from a dependence on investment and infrastructure building to drive the economy to reliance on consumption. Shih and Zhang will discuss the large government debts that have accumulated in China, especially at the local level and the resources available to the government to meet its obligations and to foster continued economic expansion.read more