Save the date! 10/18 UCLA Institute of American Cultures Annual Fall Forum

Please join us for the Annual Fall Forum on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 3 pm – 5 pm at UCLA James West Alumni Center.

Featuring the 2018–19 IAC visiting researchers and scholars, graduate and predoctoral fellows, and research grant awardees at UCLA’s four ethnic studies centers:

  • Asian American Studies Center
  • American Indian Studies Center
  • Bunche Center for African American Studies
  • Chicano Studies Research Center

Hear directly from four scholars- one representing each center- about their innovative work, ideas, and goals. Each will be interviewed by a mentor.

Josen Diaz, Ph.D., IAC Visiting Scholar, Asian American Studies Center
Topic: Memory as Anti-History: National Culture and Other U.S.-Philippine State Fictions
Interviewer: Victor Bascara, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Asian American Studies

Yatta Kiazolu, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, Bunche Center for African American Studies
Topic: Black Women’s Transnational Activism in the Era of Decolonization
Interviewer: Brenda Stevenson, Ph.D., Professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History, Dept. of History

Nancy Mithlo, Ph.D., Professor, Gender Studies, American Indian Studies Center
Topic: Seeing American Indians
Interviewer: Stella Nair, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indigenous Arts of the Americas, Dept. of Art History

Roy Pérez, Ph.D., IAC Visiting Scholar, Chicano Studies Research Center
Topic: Proximities: Queer Configurations of Race in Latinx Literature and Performance
Interviewer: Joshua Javier Guzmán, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Department of Gender Studies

Refreshments will be served.

The Fall Forum will be followed by UCLA Alumni Association’s Professors in the Pub program featuring Josen Diaz, Ph.D., in a conversational format.