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Fair Trade, Feminist Activism Are Among Topics of HSS Lecture Series

Humanities, Social Sciences Scholars Present Lectures Feb. 3 to May 4
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Update: The College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ spring lecture series has been postponed.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents its spring lecture series Feb. 3 to May 4, focusing on the theme “Social Movements, Civic Engagement and the Movement of Ideas.”

Open to the public, all lectures will take place in the Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 219. For more information, visit the HSS website.

Monday, Feb. 3, noon to 12:50 p.m.

  • “Sustaining Civic Engagement as Feminist Activists of Color: Consciously Building Partnerships in Service-Learning Practice and Scholarship” by Jennifer A. Yee, associate professor of Asian American studies, and Ashley E. Cheri, director of Early Academic Outreach Program, UCI Center for Educational Partnerships

Tuesday, March 3
, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

  • “Experimental Psychology and Diversity: The Trend of Inclusion and What We Can Learn” by Jessie J. Peissig, professor of psychology
  • “Black Lives Matter in Early Black Writing” by Edward Robinson, lecturer in African American studies
  • “A Historical Investigation for the Introduction of Gender Suffixes in Mizo Personal Names” by Kenneth Van Bik, assistant professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics

Tuesday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

  • “Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: Rumor, Racialized Sexuality and the 1917 Bath Riots in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands” by Tala Khanmalek, assistant professor of women and gender studies
  • “Challenging the World Order: One Tweet at a Time” by Latoya Lee, assistant professor of women and gender studies
  • “The Oppositional Solidarity Against the Muslim Ban” by Takahito Tanaka, lecturer in sociology

Monday, May 4, noon to 12:50 p.m.

  • “Beyond Fair Trade: Social Movements and Civic Engagement in the Global Coffee Industry” by Sarah G. Grant, assistant professor of anthropology
  • “Supporting Students’ Civic Engagement Through Service-Learning and Social-Justice Curriculum” by Lucía Alcalá, assistant professor of psychology