SHI & Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium – August 12 & 13, 2014







Date:  August 12 and 13

Time:  9am for Continental Breakfast and 9:25am to 12pm for Presentations

Location:  Faculty Center, Hacienda Room

On Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13, Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) and California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars participants will present their research projects in a symposium at the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1617 [Map].

UPDATE:  The presentations will take place in the Hacienda Room at the Faculty Center on both Tuesday and Wednesday.


Tuesday, August 12

9:00am – Continental Breakfast

9:25am – Welcome:  Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, Assistant Director, Bunche Center

9:35am- Opening Remarks:  Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director, Bunche Center

Panel I – Moderator: Kimberly Mack

9:45am – Travis Nixon, “An Unjust War: The Effect of US Federal Drug Policies on the Black Community”

10:00am – Michelle Revels, “Aversive Racism and Marriage Equality:  Does Aversive Racism Drive Individuals Indecision on Marriage Equality?”

10:15am – Carmen Navarro, “A Qualitative Study of Latinas/os Public Opinion toward Immigration and Public Policies”

10:30am – Q&A

10:45am – Intermission

Panel II – Moderator: Nicole Ramsey

11:00am – Jared Loggins, “The Descriptive Power of Hip-Hop: A Democratic Criticism of the Post-Racial Myth”

11:15am – Anthony Boynton, “In the Aim of Uplift: Gwendolyn Brooks’ Millennial Teachings in ‘Primer for Blacks”’

11:30am – Sophea Seng, “Roserei Sothea: a Female Pop Icon of 1960’s Cambodian Music”

11:45am – Q&A

12:00pm – Closing Remarks

Wednesday, August 13

9:00am – Continental Breakfast

9:25am – Opening Remarks:  Dr. Carlos Grijalva, Associate Dean, Graduate Division

Panel I – Moderator: Jonathan Collins

9:30am – Brittany Botts, “Light Skinned Women’s Performance of Blackness”

9:45am – Nickala Epps, “Cautionary Tales Critique of ‘Strong Black Women’ Going Too Far ”

10:00am – Angelica Amezcua, “Creating Agency for Heritage Language Speakers in Chicana/o Studies”

10:15am – Ashlee Wilkins, “Black STEM Students and the Opportunity Structure

10:30am – Q&A

10:45am – Intermission

Panel II – Moderator:  Jessica Lee

11:00am – Tiara Davis, “Race and the Law: Becoming the Exception to the Rule in Colonial Virginia ”

11:15am – David Barrera, “A Hemispheric Reading of Latino History in Nineteenth Century California”

11:30am – Arrie Wilson, “Roman Egypt – Archaeological Evidence for Hybridization”

11:45am – Q&A

12:00pm – Concluding  Remarks

SHI is funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of California Office of the President.  SHI admits high-achieving students from historically under-represented groups planning to pursue a doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the African American experience.  The Center invites faculty, staff, students, and the general public to attend.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Daily parking permits at UCLA are $12. Short term parking is available. For parking information visit: UCLA is smoke-free and tobacco-free. For more information about the smoking policy please visit: