May 27, 2016 – Simone Browne & Simon A. Cole: “Historicizing Surveillance”

Friday May 27th, 2-5 pm, Humanities 1 Room 202   Simone Browne, Draw a black line through it: On the Surveillance of Blackness Situating blackness as an absented presence in the field of surveillance studies, this talk questions how a realization of the conditions of blackness— the historical, the present, and the historical present can […]

May 27, 2016 – Ruling Passions: Sexuality, Science and the (Post)colonial State

  The past decade or so has witnessed a rapid rise in scholarship that seeks to seize or transform the language of the “science” for liberatory ends. Such an attachment to the reparative and/or divisive logic of “science” is most evident in minoritized knowledge-formations such as sexuality studies and colonial/postcolonial studies. In the face of […]

March 9, 2016 – Dr. Ramzi Fawaz: “‘Flame on!’: Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and the Queer History of ‘The Fantastic Four'”

The Department of Feminist Studies and the Affect Working Group at UC Santa Cruz Present: “Flame On!”: Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and the Queer History of The Fantastic Four DR. RAMZI FAWAZ, U. OF WISCONSIN – MADISON Released to popular acclaim in 1961, Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four told of four anticommunist space adventurers who […]

March 8, 2016 – UCSC Emeriti Lecture: James Clifford, “Discovering the UC Santa Cruz Campus”

March 8, 2016 – UCSC Emeriti Lecture: James Clifford, “Discovering the UC Santa Cruz Campus”

The UC Santa Cruz Emeriti Group presents the 2016 Spring Emeriti Faculty Lecture Discovering the UC Santa Cruz Campus  James Clifford Professor Emeritus, History of Consciousness Department, UC Santa Cruz The University of California, Santa Cruz, built in a redwood forest overlooking Monterey Bay, is famously beautiful. But the usual language of aesthetics does little […]

March 3, 2016 – Visual & Media Cultures Colloquium – Wendy Chun

  “Wendy Chun: Current Research and Perspectives” Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author ofControl and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in […]

January 17, 2016: Margaret Frantz Memorial

January 17, 2016: Margaret Frantz Memorial

A memorial for Marge Frantz (1922-2015) a Hist Con graduate (1984) and longtime colleague at UC Santa Cruz in Women’s Studies and American Studies will be held on Sunday, January 17th from 2-5pm. Refreshments & reception following the program. Ample and free parking is available. Enter UCSC at the WEST entrance. Three stop signs and […]

2016 Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting CFP

Submissions Due: February 1, 2016   2016 Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (US) Villanova University, Villanova, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2-5 June, 2016 “The theme, Policing Crises Now, is prompted by and departs from the rich and diverse innovations and provocations of ‘Policing the Crisis’ (1978), a groundbreaking work […]

Of Interest Events for the Week of May 18, 2015

Of Interest Events for the Week of May 18, 2015

  Monday, May 18 / POLITICS SPEAKER SERIES / Andrew March / “The Problem of Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Political Thought” / 3:30 – 5:00 / Charles E. Merrill Lounge Monday, May 18 / CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES / Maurice Samuels / “French Universalism and the Jews: Anti-Antisemitism and the Right to Difference” / 4:00-6:00pm […]

Of Interest Events for the Week of May 11, 2015

Of Interest Events for the Week of May 11, 2015

  Monday, May 11 / SIKH & PUNJABI STUDIES / Dr. Jasjit Singh / “Diasporic Religious Identity in Emerging Adulthood: The Case of British Sikhs” / 12:00-2:00pm / Humanities 1, Room 210 Monday, May 11 / DIRECTIONS IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES / Fabiola Hanna / “Digital Humanities Working Group / Work-in-Progress Conversation Aesthetics: Imagining Histories of […]

May 8, 2015:  “In Loving Memory of Christopher Chitty”

May 8, 2015: “In Loving Memory of Christopher Chitty”

We mourn the loss of a friend and vibrant member of our academic community. However, his work is not lost and will continue to act on this world. Friday Forum for Graduate Research would like to invite everyone to join us for a reading and celebration of Chris’s academic writing in place of the presentation […]