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May 2018

HUMANITIES DECANTED: Lal Zimman, Transgender Language Reform: Some Challenges and Strategies for Promoting Trans-Affirming, Gender-Inclusive Language

May 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Lal Zimman (Linguistics) about his new work, “Transgender Language Reform.” Refreshments will be served. With a growing societal interest in the experiences of transgender people has come a new kind of awareness about gendered language. Zimman’s recent article, “Transgender language reform: some challenges and strategies for promoting trans-affirming, gender-inclusive language,” takes a linguistic approach to trans-inclusive language by distilling the practices of transgender speakers of English into a series of challenges and potential solutions. A short presentation of his work will be followed by an audience discussion of practical strategies for trans-affirming and gender-inclusive language in the university context. Lal Zimman is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UC Santa Barbara. His research takes a broad perspective on trans language, from voices to narratives to terminological choices. His edited volume, Queer Excursions: Retheorizing…

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November 2018

Humanities Decanted: Mario Garcia, Father Luis Olivares: A Biography
Mario Garcia

November 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Mario Garcia (History) and Veronica Castillo Munoz (History) about Garcia's new book, Father Luis Olivares: A Biography: Faith, Politics, and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment.

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