Gender Studies

QGrad 2017, Radical Imaginaries: Scholar-Activism Dismantling the Politics of Hate

UCLA’s QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies?

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

Democratizing Research Access: Overcoming Exclusion from Well-Resourced University Research Libraries

For a growing number of scholars, gaining access to adequate library resources–both books and digital– has become increasingly challenging. The problem of unequal research access is exacerbating larger problems of inequity across academia, by creating barriers for those working outside of large, well-resourced universities. This group includes independent scholars, faculty at under-resourced institutions, and others occupying positions of “career diversity,” a contingent likely to expand in the coming years.

Center for the Study of Women Open House

Welcome, new Bruins; and welcome back, continuing UCLA Students! Drop by CSW during True Bruin Welcome Week Departmental Open House Day! Come learn about our student award opportunities, student research projects, upcoming events, and other opportunities for students! Meet our staff, and find out more about what CSW offers to all members of our campus community.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

The OpEd Project "Write to Change the World"

“Write to Change the World” will bring emerging voices together for an interactive day of live experiments around expertise, credibility, ideas and impact. The seminar is open to everyone–scholars, students, entrepreneurs, activists, nonprofit leaders, executives, writers and righteous thinkers across the political spectrum–and is designed to generate immediate, concrete results (op-eds and more). Participants leave with access to a network of high-level journalist-mentors for follow-up support.

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