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TALK: Defeating the Forces Behind Trump

4041 HSSB

A postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Law’s Labor and Worklife Program, Jane McAlevey is the author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age (2016); and Raising Expectations and Raising Hell: My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement (2012). Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

CONFERENCE: Interconnected Medieval Worlds

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

The conference gathers American and international medieval scholars to present papers on the global Middle Ages, with attention to the regions of East Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It includes a panel on pedagogy, oriented towards teaching a Middle Ages that is not only Eurocentric but which expansively includes networks across several continents and civilizations. Further papers explore specific instances of such connectivity and interaction, with opportunities for discussion between presenters and participants throughout the ...

TALK: Cold War Crises: Foreign Medical Graduates Enter the U.S. Workforce

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A Postdoctoral Fellow in Penn’s Program on Race, Science, and Society, Eram Alam is completing a book, The Care of Foreigners, that explores the enduring consequences of the Cold War migration of thousands of Asian physicians to the United States. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program

TALK: How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Reclaiming Our Economy and Our Democracy

Campbell Hall Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,, Santa Barbara, CA

Robert Reich (Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy, UC Berkeley) was Secretary of Labor in the Administration of Bill Clinton. He is the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few (2016) and Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (2013). Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; UCSB Arts and Lectures; and the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development.

TALK: The Best Possible Immigrants: International Adoption and the American Family

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Prior to World War II, international adoption was virtually unknown, but in the twenty-first century, it has become a common practice, touching almost every American. How did the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families become an essential part of American culture in such a short period of time? Rachel Rains Winslow investigates this question, following the trail from Europe to South Korea and then to Vietnam. The Best Possible Immigrants shows how a combination ...

Talk: Financialization on the Factory Farm

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Jan Dutkiewicz (Politics, New School for Social Research), who is writing a dissertation at the New School on the political economy of hog farming in the contemporary United States, is currently a fellow at UCSB’s International Center for the Humanities and Social Change. This event is part of "Food, Finance, and American Politics," a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy ...

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Betrayers

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He is the author of several books, including Natasha and Other Stories (2004), The Free World (2011), and The Betrayers (2014). His writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Zoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus, among other publications. Bezmozgis is currently the head of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto. Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Talk: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

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In addition to Democracy in Chains (2016), Nancy MacLean (History, Duke) is the author of the award-winning books Freedom is Not Enough: the Opening of the American Workplace (2008) and Behind the Mask of Chivalry: the Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1995). She is a past president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association. This event is part of “Food, Finance, and American Politics,” a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by ...

Talk: Plantation Labor Outsourced: Rethinking New England Outwork and the National Economy of Slavery in Antebellum America

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Seth Rockman (History, Brown) is the author of Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore (2008) and co-editor, with Sven Beckert, of Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (2016). This event is part of “Food, Finance, and American Politics,” a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

Talk: Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: Fast Food and the Remaking of Civil Rights after 1968

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Marcia Chatelain (History, Georgetown) is the author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration (2015) and co-editor, with Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, of Staging a Dream: Untold Stories and Transatlantic Legacies of the March on Washington (2015). This event is part of “Food, Finance, and American Politics,” a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

Talk: Economic Justice is a Women’s Issue: The Chicana Welfare Rights Organization’s Challenge to Welfare Reform in the 1970s

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Bermudez is completing a dissertation, “Doing Dignity Work: Alicia Escalante and the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization, 1967-1974.” She is a Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellow at UCSB. This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

Talk: Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967

4041 HSSB

Citino will discuss his most recent book, Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967 (2017). He is also the author of From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa‘ud, and the Making of US - Saudi Relations (2002). Co-Sponsored with the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development. This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center ...

Talk: Sanctuary and Literature: Words on the Move

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

In the present refugee crisis, millions of people are being driven from their homes by war, religious conflict, racial ostracism, famine, and poverty. Can literature help? Stripped of material possessions, refugees, migrants, and ‘arrivants’ still own their minds, which are filled with memories, stories, and knowledge. Can the cultural baggage of the imagination, the stories that displaced people carry in their heads, provide ways of establishing connection with their new circumstances? Can stories, inspired by ...

Talk: Florence Kelley and the Improbable Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in the United States, 1887-1899

4041 HSSB

A pioneering women’s history scholar, Sklar’s books include the prize-winning Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 (1995), Women's Rights Emerges within the Antislavery Movement (2000), and Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (1973). This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy ...

Talk: The Republic of Samsung: Labor, Governance, and the Crisis of Korean Democracy

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Currently a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of the Work, Labor, and Democracy, Kim is the author of Labor Law and Labor Policy in New York State, 1920s-1930s (2006) and translator into Korean of John Dewey’s Liberalism and Social Action (2011). The editor and author of numerous books and articles on U.S. and Korean labor, Kim serves on the steering committee of the Seoul Labor Center. This event is a part of Economic ...

Talk: General Electric versus the Market: the Road from Industrial to Financial Capitalism

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Ferrari is completing his dissertation on GE, tracing how the corporation remade itself into a large-scale financial enterprise at the end of the twentieth century. This event is a part of Economic Justice in a World of Corporate Hegemony, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

Talk: The Great Recession and Precarious Entrepreneurship among Latinos in the United States

4041 HSSB

Zulema Valdez, Sociology, UC Merced Valdez's research examines how social group formations—based on race, class, gender, and nativity—affect individual social and economic life chances. She is the author of The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise (2011) and Entrepreneurs and the Search for the American Dream (2015). This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by ...

Talk: Instability and Inequality: American Capitalism after the Volcker Shock of 1980

4041 HSSB

Jonathan Levy, History, University of Chicago Levy is an historian of U.S. capitalism, with interests in the relationships between the law, culture, political economy, and the history of ideas. He is the author of Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (2012) and the forthcoming Ages of American Capitalism. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops ...

Award: Luis Leal Award For Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Tim Hernández will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.  His debut novel, Breathing, In Dust received the 2010 Premio Aztlan Prize in Fiction. His collection of poetry, Natural Takeover of Small Things was released in 2013 and received the 2014 Colorado Book Award, and his novel, Mañana Means Heaven, which is based on the life of Bea Franco, also released in 2013, went on the receive the 2014 International Latino Book Award in historical fiction.  His ...

Symposium: Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm

Wallis Annenberg Conference Room 4315 SSMS, Santa Barbara, CA

In the twentieth century, U.S. filmmakers generated tens of thousands of hours of newsfilm that was screened in movie theaters or viewed on television sets across the country. This vast output of news coverage, covering the period from the 1910s to the 1970s, has not been matched by a scholarly effort to understand it. To address this persistent oversight, this symposium will, for the first time in the United States, bring together many of the ...

Talk: The Pyramid Problem: Regulating Direct Sales at the Edges of Labor and Consumption, 1972-1982

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Jessica Burch, School of Business, University of Utah Burch, a scholar of management, was a Newcomen fellow at Harvard University in 2015-16. She discusses a chapter from her forthcoming book, Door-to-Door Capitalism: Direct Selling in America from the New Deal to the Internet Age. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, ...

Screening: 1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

1968 was a pivotal year in U.S. and global history. In the United States, students protested the Vietnam War. In France, they protested university conditions and sparked worker strikes across the country. In Mexico City, they protested state violence. This was also the year when the peaceful protest known as the “Prague Spring” flourished in Czechoslovakia, when Martin Luther King planned a Poor People’s March on Washington, and when Robert Kennedy ran for president. But ...

Talk: Research Services in the Labor Movement

4041 HSSB

Samir Sonti, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Sonti took his Ph.D. at UCSB in 2016 with a dissertation entitled "The Price of Prosperity: Inflation and the Limits of the New Deal Order." He is a research analyst in a trade union local representing 23,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers throughout Southern California and Arizona. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of ...

Talk: Neoliberalism Before Its Time? Labor and the Free Trade Ideal in the Era of the “Great Compression”

4041 HSSB

Leon Fink, History, Georgetown Fink, the editor of LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, is the author or editor of a dozen books.  These include The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (2014); Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present (2011);  The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South (2003); and Progressive Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Democratic Commitment (1997). ...

Film Screening and Q&A with Professor S.B. Diagne

1920 Buchanan UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Professor Diagne will be the guest speaker at a screening of two landmark Senegalese films: Ousmane Sembène's Borom Sarret (1963) and Djibril Diop Mambéty's La Petite Vendeuse de soleil (1999), followed by a Q&A with Professor Eric Prieto. Borom Sarret The first film directed by Senegal’s greatest filmmaker, Ousmane Sembène, Borom Sarret tells the story of a cart-driver who goes to Dakar to make a living, but out of sympathy with other poverty-stricken people, works ...

Talk: Translation and Decolonization

Wallis Annenberg Conference Room 4315 SSMS, Santa Barbara, CA

In the colonial space, one imperial language presents itself as the Logos incarnate, in contrast to the local indigenous vernaculars which are then deemed lacking and incomplete. How the act of translation, of “putting in touch” languages (Antoine Berman, The Experience of the Foreign), creates linguistic equality and reciprocity, even in a colonial situation, is the topic of this presentation. Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a professor at Columbia University in the departments of French and ...

Talk: Mapping the Slave Trade

4041 HSSB

Gregory O’Malley, History, UC Santa Cruz O’Malley is author of Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 (2014), a study of the logistics of distribution of human chattel among the American colonies. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

Film Screening: In the Shadow of the Moon

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo program. The mission’s crewed flights began in 1968 with the first lunar circumnavigation; on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on another planet. By the end of 1972 Apollo’s funding was cut short and NASA’s moon explorations were over. From 1969 to 1972 there were eight crewed missions and 12 astronauts walked on the surface of the moon, exploring and doing ...

Talk: Feminist Commodity Chains

4041 HSSB

Priti Ramamurthy, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington A scholar of gender and globalization, Ramamurthy has conducted ethnography in the same villages in the Telangana region of southern India for three decades to examine the relationship between social reproduction of families and agricultural transformation. She is co-editor and co-author of The Modern Girl Around the World : Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization (2008). This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered ...

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Weight of Ink

Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

Rachel Kadish Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

The 50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara will commemorate one of the seminal proclamations of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.  The Chicano Movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans.  El Plan was drafted at a conference held at UCSB in April of 1969.  It laid the foundation for the establishment of Chicano Studies at UCSB and elsewhere.  It also unified the ...

Talk: Intimate Labor in the Early Republic

4041 HSSB

April Haynes, History, University of Wisconsin Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s History at the University of Wisconsin. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center ...

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Three Cantors

Congregation B'nai B'rith 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd., Santa Barbara, CA

Cantor Marc Childs (Congregation B'nai B'rith, Santa Barbara) Cantor Marcus Feldman and Organist Aryell Cohen (Sinai Temple, Los Angeles) and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai (Chief Cantor of the Vienna Jewish Community) Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

Talk: Commodities in Motion

4041 HSSB

Kashia Arnold, History, UCSB Arnold’s dissertation research examines the transformations of the regional economy of the Pacific basin caused by World War I and the booming American commodity demand that accompanied it. This event is a part of Commodities in Motion: Global, Local, Engendered and Enslaved, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

Roma: A Symposium

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Join faculty from the Departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Political Science for a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón’s groundbreaking new film Roma. Free and open to the public Sponsored by the IHC Research Group on Latino Studies

Talk: “The Perfect Model for the 1990s”: Community Development Banking, Market-Based Solutions, and Democratic Neoliberalism

4041 HSSB

Lily Geismer, History, Claremont McKenna College Geismer is currently on her second book, Doing Good: The Democrats and Neoliberalism from the War on Poverty to the Clinton Foundation. She is co-editor of Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (2019) and author of Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party (2015). This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of ...

Taubman Symposia Talk: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art

Loma Pelona Conference Center Ocean Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Arthur Szyk often said, “Art is not my aim, it is my means.” Yet, his contemporaries praised him as the greatest illuminator-artist since the 16th century. He saw himself as a fighting artist, enlisting his pen and paintbrush as his weapons against hatred, racism, and oppression before, during, and after World War II. As the leading anti-Nazi artist in America during the War, Szyk also created the important and widely circulated art for the rescue ...

Taubman Symposia Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

Pollock Theater University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

Taubman Symposia Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

Pollock Theater University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

Talk: Boundaries of the Firm, State, and Nation: The Problem of Public Utility in the American Century

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James T. Sparrow, History, University of Chicago. Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011) and co-editor of Boundaries of the State in US History (2015). His current projects include Sovereign Discipline: The American Extraterritorial State in the Atomic Age and New Leviathan: Rethinking Sovereignty and Political Agency after Total War. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and ...

6th Annual GCLR Conference: Memory and Movement

Wallis Annenberg Conference Room 4315 SSMS, Santa Barbara, CA

The Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR), in collaboration with UCSB’s Memory Studies Reading Group, is hosting an interdisciplinary conference examining the interplay between memory and movement through a wide range of perspectives and disciplines. Michael Rothberg will deliver the keynote address on "The Implicated Subject: Art, Activism, and Historical Responsibility." Arguing that the familiar categories of victim, perpetrator, and bystander do not adequately account for our connection to injustices past and present, Rothberg offers ...

Talk: Towards a Palestinian Third Cinema

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

In the 1970s, the filmmakers Masao Adachi and Jean-Luc Godard each created a sophisticated essay film that used the Palestinian revolution to reflect questions of truth, representation, media circuits, and the relationships that can and cannot be formed through them. This talk shifts attention away from these well-known works to focus on the films Palestinians themselves were making at this time, exploring how they engaged differently with the ideas that animated Adachi and Godard, as ...

Talk: “Sold by her Own Desire”: Intimate Labor, Commodification, and Resistance in Female Intelligence Offices, 1810-1850

4041 HSSB

April Haynes, History, University of Wisconsin, Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s History at the University of Wisconsin. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the ...

Talk: The Cold War’s Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Paul Thomas Chamberlin argues that the Cold War, long regarded as a mostly peaceful, if tense, diplomatic standoff between the West and East blocs, fostered a series of deadly conflicts that killed millions on battlegrounds across the postcolonial world. For half a century, as an uneasy accord hung over Europe, ferocious wars raged in the Cold War’s killing fields, resulting in more than fourteen million dead—victims who remain largely forgotten. In chronicling this violent history, ...

Talk: From Farm to Tourist Trap: Tourism as a Rural Development Strategy

4041 HSSB

Doug Genens, History, UCSB Genens, a PhD candidate in the UCSB Department of History, is writing a dissertation on the varieties of rural development in the United States after World War II. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available at www.history.ucsb.edu/labor

Talk: The Social Origins of the Minimum Wage

4041 HSSB

Kathryn Sklar, Berkeley, CA Sklar, who taught history for many years at SUNY Binghamton, is author of Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (1973) and Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 (1995), both of which received the Berkshire Prize. She has received fellowships from the Ford, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and Mellon Foundations, as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for Advanced Study ...

Talk: Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

4041 HSSB

Colin Gordon, History, University of Iowa Gordon is an historian of U.S. public policy, political economy, and urban history. He is the author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (2008), Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health in Twentieth Century America (2003) and New Deals: Business, Labor, and Politics, 1920-1935 (1994). This event is a part of The Political Economy of Racial Inequality, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored ...

Talk: A Fabulous Failure: Bill Clinton, American Capitalism, and the Origin of Our Troubled Times

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Nelson Lichtenstein, History, UC Santa Barbara Lichtenstein is the Academic Senate’s 2019 Faculty Research Lecturer. He is the author of Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit (1996); The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business (2009), and co-editor of Beyond the New Deal Order: From the Great Depression to the Great Recession (2019). This event is a part of The Political Economy of Racial Inequality, a series of UCSB talks and ...

Talk: The Pyramid Problem: Regulating Direct Sales at the Edges of Labor and Consumption, 1972-1982

4041 HSSB

Bernhard Reiger, History, University of Leiden Reiger’s research examines European history within a comparative and transnational framework. His publications include Technology and the Culture of Modernity in Britain and Germany, 1890-1945 (2009) and The People’s Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle (2013). This event is a part of The Political Economy of Racial Inequality, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the ...

Talk: A New Deal Voting Rights Case: A Strategy of the Roosevelt Justice Department, 1939-1941

4041 HSSB

Eric Rauchway, History, UC Davis Rauchway is the author of Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt’s America (2003); The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace (2015); and Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash over the New Deal (2018). This event is a part of The Political Economy of Racial Inequality, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study ...

Talk: Economic Policy and the Civil Rights Struggle for Guaranteed Jobs

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David Stein, African American Studies, UCLA A UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Stein is the author of the forthcoming book, Fearing Inflation, Inflating Fears: The Civil Rights Struggle for Full Employment and the Rise of the Carceral State, 1929-1986. This event is a part of The Political Economy of Racial Inequality, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available ...

Talk: The Class Politics of Inflation and Postwar Wage and Price Controls

4041 HSSB

Andrew Elrod is a PhD candidate in the History Department at UC Santa Barbara. He is a historian of American capitalism and economic thought who has published in the New Labor Forum, Jacobin, and Dissent. His talk will examine the responses of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to the problems of inflation and price controls in the 1960s and 1970s. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy

POSTPONED Conference: Climate Fictions

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. EMAIL CHRISTENE D'ANCA FOR MORE INFORMATION (christene_danca@ucsb.edu)   As climate change has become a central topic of discussion, laced with the uncertainty of tomorrow, the UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research has invited scholars from a variety of disciplines to reframe their conversations with a focus on this ubiquitous topic as it has been interpreted in literary fiction, as well as within the ...

Award: Luis Leal Award For Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

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Rubén Martínez will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Martínez is Professor of English and the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing at Loyola Marymount University. His books include The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City & Beyond (1993), Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico (with Joseph Rodriguez, 2006), The New Americans (2004), Crossing Over: A Mexican Family over the Migrant Trail (2001), and East Side Stories ...

GCLR Dissertation Writing Workshop

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Please join us for this year's second GCLR Dissertation and Prospectus Writing Workshop for graduate students from any department in the Humanities at UCSB. Our presenter will be Linshan Jiang 蒋林珊, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, who is presenting a chapter from her dissertation entitled "Mobilizing Shame: Tension between Nationalism and Feminism in Nieh Hualing’s Far Away, A River and Zhang Ling’s A Single Swallow." Linshan's ...

Hamlet’s Big Adventure! (A Prequel)

Isla Vista Community Center 976 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista, CA

Before the tragedy, before the betrayal, there was a performance! Isla Vista Arts and Not Necessarily Shakespeare in the Park present "Hamlet's Big Adventure (A Prequel)," a new play by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor and directed by Grace Kimball. Showtimes are on June 3 and 4 at 4 PM; admission is free. Join us for a night full of laughs!