Research Focus Groups

Conveners Clio Yun-Chen Lu (History of Art and Architecture) clio610@hotmail.com Chi-Ting Peng (History) chitingpeng@gmail.com Paul Spickard (History) spickard@history.ucsb.edu Various historical developments started from, came to or converged on Taiwan: the indigenous development of Austronesian languages and cultures for thousands of years, Spanish and Dutch colonization at the Age of...

Maria Jansson (University of Stockholm) February 10, 2016 /4:00 PM 6056 HSSB Join the Health, Medicine and Care RFG will be workshopping a paper by Visiting Scholar Dr. Maria Jansson (University of Stockholm). Title: "THE ENEMY WITHIN: Protection, Visibility and the criminalization of HIV" (for a copy...

Conveners: James F. Brooks, History and Anthropology jbrooks@history.ucsb.edu Manuel Covo, History mcovo@history.ucsb.edu Jeannine Marie Delombard, English jdelombard@english.ucsb.edu Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, History elaurentperrault@history.ucsb.edu Rose Maclean, Classics rmaclean@classics.ucsb.edu Giuliana Perrone, History giuliana.perrone@gmail.com The categories of “slavery” and “freedom” are as complex and elusive as they are central to our understanding of the social, economic, and cultural phenomena with which students of...

Conveners: James Kearney, English kearney@english.ucsb.edu Irwin Appel, Theater and Dance appel@theaterdance.ucsb.edu The w/Shakespeare proposed research focus group is dedicated to the innovative study and performance of Shakespeare. W/Shakespeare invites undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from across the humanities and the university to think with and about Shakespeare. Our fundamental commitment is...

Conveners: Volker M. Welter, History of Art & Architecture welter@arthistory.ucsb.edu Mary Hegarty, Psychological & Brain Sciences mary.hegarty@psych.ucsb.edu Dan Montello, Geography montello@geog.ucsb.edu Please sign up here to join the RFG. Click here for RFG readings (password protected, please email conveners for the password.) As architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner once observed, it is nearly impossible...

Adam Krug (Religious Studies, UCSB) Friday, May 22 / 4:00 PM 6056 Humanities and Social Sciences Building The Seven Texts on Siddhi  (ca. ninth to tenth centuries) were influential in both the development of Vajrayāna Buddhism in India and the later emergence of the mahāmudrā meditation traditions of...

Monica Heller (Education & Anthropology, University of Toronto) Friday, April 17 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Monica Heller’s LISO talk is a special tribute to John Gumperz ,whose work focused in large part on the relationship between the making of social difference and the making...

  Conveners Javiera Barandiaran, Global Studies: jba@global.ucsb.edu Stephan Miescher, History: miescher@history.ucsb.edu Research interests As climate change threatens communities worldwide, how to transition to cleaner sources of energy remains a global challenge. For developing countries, the stakes are high: they must simultaneously respond to climate change impacts and strive to develop...

Conveners: Margaret McMurtrey, Religious Studies mcmurtrey@umail.ucsb.edu Ann Plane, History plane@history.ucsb.edu The American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Research Focus Group has been created by graduate students, faculty members, and community members who want to build research relationships between different disciplines and research projects interested in issues within indigenous communities nationally and...

Dr. Ninotchka Bennahum, Theater & Dance bennahum@theaterdance.ucsb.edu Dr. Stephanie Batiste, English & Black Studies sbatiste@english.ucsb.edu Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Music rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu Relationships between and explorations of performance and politics form the core of this new Research Focus Group. Working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic practice, and political life, we aim to...

William Fleming, East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies wfleming@eastasian.ucsb.edu Luke Roberts, History lukerobt@history.ucsb.edu We have come together as an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty members from the departments of History, East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Music, and Film & Media Studies to examine, discuss...

Faculty and Staff Harry Munt, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford) Patrick Ryan Williams, Associate Curator and Anthropology Chair, The Field Museum of Chicago Fikret Yegül, Art History Gregory Wilson, Anthropology Voula Tsouna, Philosophy Samuel Thomas, Religion, California Lutheran Christine Thomas, Religious Studies Paul Spickard, History Stuart Tyson Smith, Anthropology Jo-Ann Shelton, Classics Helen Rhee,...

  Convener W. Patrick McCray, History (pmccray@history.ucsb.edu ) The relationship between technology and society remains a central problem for today’s citizens, policy makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and politicians. Too often, these issues, as addressed by scholars, become nebulous and abstract. The Machines, People, and Politics Research Focus Group addresses...

Ruthe Hellier-Tinoco, Music rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu Gabriela Soto Laveaga,History gsotolaveaga@history.ucsb.edu Sarah Townsend, Spanish and Portuguese stownsend@spanport.ucsb.edu Contemporary or modern Mexico, covering the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is the principle focus of this group, with an emphasis on political, ideological, cultural, social, technological, pedagogical, and artistic movements, processes, and activities. Through our research...

Richard Bauman (Communication & Culture, Indiana University) Friday, April 6 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Country people have stood as the domestic Other within contemporary society, providing embodied figurations of what modern people are not—or, in some inflections, are no longer. In this talk, I...

Sébastien Peyrouse (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) Friday, April 6 / 12:30 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall Sébastien Peyrouse is a Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a joint center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced...

Creating a Humanities Advocacy Media Plan Date TBD (South Hall 2509) -- [Please fill out the Doodle Poll to help determine the date] This meeting will consist of two parts: 1. Discussion of principles for an overall media strategy First we will add to the foundation of core values,...

Framing/Strategies for Action (Monday, Dec 12, 1-3 pm) Moderator: Linda Adler-Kassner (Professor and Director, Writing Program) Our next meeting will involve us in thinking about our core values, the frames that surround those, and how we might develop action plans from those values and frames to speak to...

THE FOURTH BIANNUAL ANCIENT BORDERLANDS INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE Innovation in Borderland Regions   BORDERLANDS, broadly defined, are spaces where disparate ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into close contact and require both individuals and societies to adapt culturally, politically, economically, or technologically to encounters with other...

Table of Contents Meeting 1: Introduction Meeting 2: Core Issues in the Humanities and Public Advocacy Meeting 3: Framing/Strategies for Action Meeting 4: New Media and Humanities Advocacy: A Planning Workshop Meeting 1: Introduction (10/27/11) Meeting 1 Notes Meeting 2: Core Issues in the Humanities and Public Advocacy (11/14/11) Meeting 2 Notes 1) The...

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Core Issues in Public Discourse on the Humanities (Monday, November 14, 2011, 1-3 pm, South Hall 2509) We have divided the readings according to four broad categories that might help frame our discussion on Thursday. We propose that we do as many readings as we can, and...

Wednesday, October 26 / 5:00 PM Theater and Dance, TD 2517 What: A space and place for:- exploring new ideas; sharing ongoing research; putting an idea out there; tackling thorny notions and creative practice; engaging with Faculty and grad students from other disciplines. Who:  grad students and...

PAST EVENTS Spring 2006 TALK: Re-membering Revolution: Recent Trends in Cuban Drama Yael Prizant (Theater, UCLA) Thursday, April 20 / 6:00 PM / Old Gym, 101C   TALK: Performance and the New Social Order Marko Peljhan (Department of Art, UCSB) Tuesday, May 2 / 5:30 PM / IHC Research Seminar Room,...

Statement of Purpose The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Research Focus Group draws together faculty and graduate students across eight departments in the Divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities within the College of Letters and Sciences.  Lectures and discussions address current approaches to archaeological method, theory, and material analysis....

Convenors: Emily Zinn | Cole Cohen E-mail: ezinn@ihc.ucsb.edu | cole@ihc.ucsb.edu The IHC Fake RFG is an RFG.  For more information about the IHC's RFGs, visit this page. List of participants here: Emily Zinn Ann Bermingham Cole Cohen Upcoming event: RFG orientation meeting Tuesday, September 27 / 4:00 PM HSSB 6020 download handout Updating-Your-RFG-Page      ...

Conveners Ali Hendley, Sociology, ahendley@umail.ucsb.edu Lisa Jacobson, History, jacobson@history.ucsb.edu Erika Rappaport, History, rappaport@history.ucsb.edu The Food Studies Research Focus Group brings together faculty and graduate students to discuss ongoing research on a variety of food-related topics. These include: the cultural, social and political meanings of food in diverse settings and...

CONVENERS Barbara Holdrege, Religious Studies (holdrege@religion.ucsb.edu) Bhaskar Sarkar, Film and Media Studies (sarkar@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu) RESEARCH INTERESTS The IHC South Asian Religions and Cultures Research Focus Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students from twelve departments across campus whose research interests center on South Asia. The South Asian...

Conveners:  Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Music, Theater & Dance               (rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu) Nina Bennahum,Theater & Dance                                    (bennahum@theaterdance.ucsb.edu) Dorota Dutsch, Classics                  ...

Instituted in 2007 with seed monies from SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Melvin Oliver, the New Sexualities Research Focus Group (RFG) aims to create a network of critical sexualities studies scholars at UCSB, provide opportunities for scholars at UCSB to network and...

Conveners: Cynthia Kaplan | Adrienne Edgar Email: kaplan@polsci.ucsb.edu | edgar@history.ucsb.edu The Identity Research Focus Group explores the diverse dimensions of identity, how it is studied and its implications. The group brings together scholars and graduate students from a wide array of disciplines in order to share their...

Statement of Purpose The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Research Focus Group draws together faculty and graduate students across eight departments in the Divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities within the College of Letters and Sciences.  Lectures and discussions address current approaches to archaeological method, theory, and material analysis....

Convener: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (History of Art and Architecture), ogbechie@arthistory.ucsb.edu The IHC African Studies Research Focus is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students with diverse research interests in African studies. Established in 1998, the group meets approximately two to three times a quarter to...

Convenors: Linda Adler-Kassler | Alan Liu E-mail: adler-kassner@writing.ucsb.edu  ayliu@english.ucsb.edu The general 4Humanities initiative (http://humanistica.ualberta.ca/) includes scholars, students, and others engaged in advocacy for the humanities in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, and India (current locations).  It provides an online platform for humanities advocacy that...

People • Past Events • Ph.D. Emphasis Program • Contact us For information about the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program please visit www.ams.ucsb.edu *Map of HSSB Registering for the Core Seminar for Credit Interested graduate students can receive 2 credits per quarter for attending the meetings by registering for the...