Gender Studies

Our Nikkei LGBTQIA+ Journeys

The UCLA Nikkei Student Union will be hosting an event in collaboration with Okaeri where different speakers from the Japanese American community, representing different parts of the LGBTQIA+ communities, will talk about their own experiences and how to best support these communities. This educational event will be a safe space for anyone who is interested in hearing the panelists' stories and/or would like to participate in group discussions about LGBTQIA+ experiences within a Japanese American/Asian community.

'Indian Given: Racial Geographies Across Mexico and the United States and Somewhere Else' by Dr. Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo

Maria Josefina Saldaña Portillo is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and Visiting Professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is the author of The Revolutionary Imagination in the Americas and the Age of Development (Duke University Press, 2003). Indian Given was awarded the Best Book Award from the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS) in 2017.

Professor Saldaña's presentation addresses the imbrication of NAFTA, narcos, and the legacy of the indio bárbaro.

"Women peace and security through a vernacular frame: Global/local frictions in Solomon Islands and Bougainville" by Dr. Nicole George, University of Queensland

Since the early 2000s, United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security, and particularly UNSCR 1325, have become a key focus of policy-making and gender advocacy for promoting women’s roles in conflict resolution and transition in the western Pacific Islands region. But in these contexts, arguments about the rights of women to be recognized as those who bear specific sorts of burdens in times of instability come into friction with vernacular notions of security and localized sentiments about the safe ordering of community.

Women's Health and Gender Differences Cross-Campus Symposium Series

A new symposium series to engage cross-campus collaboration at UCLA in the area of women's health scholarship and research, in particular connecting the College and the Health Sciences to solve complex problems involving women's health and wellness. This series includes both trainees and faculty and is the result of a previous strategic planning conference to promote "North and South" collaboration to improve women's health. Faculty of all disciplines can present their work-in-progress.

Chemical Entanglements: Gender and Exposure”

This award provides funding for a symposium, lecture, and workshop, which will convene a group of researchers, scientists and community-based researchers, artists, documentarians, and policy makers to assess the gendered impacts of (primarily endocrine-disrupting) chemicals on human populations. By marshaling a variety of perspectives—laboratory, ethnographic, epidemiological, and narrative, this transdisciplinary collaboration will seek to explore how gender has made a difference in the public’s knowledge with regard to the cumulative effects of environmental toxins.

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?

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