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Panel discussion with Professor Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College, Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies) and Professor Allan Punzalan Isaac (Rutgers University, Chair of American Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies and English)

Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Respondent: Steven Nelson, Professor of African and African American Art and Director of the UCLA Center for African Studies.

The theme of the conversation orbits around the challenges minoritized fields must take up at this time. “At this time” is broadly and vaguely, yet pointedly invoked. “At this time” could be: Trumpudo time, Duterte, Modi, thinly veiled dictatorship, resurgence of populism/neopopulism, #metoo. Or —with fires, floodings, drought, landslides, and bomb cyclones in our immediate surroundings—“At this time” could also be the end of times, Z apocalypse, a time toward Extinction Level Event.

This event is part of a speaker series “The Philippines and its Elsewheres” (organized by Lucy MSP Burns). The series explores the politics of knowledge production, university education, and global citizenship with Filipino Studies as its launching point. It is concerned with what interconnectivity across borders enables and demands, as forms and politics of the global continually shift.

The Philippines and its Elsewhere is a speaker series presented by the Asian American Studies Department and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Sponsors include the UCLA International Institute, Institute for American Cultures, and the Asian American Studies Center. With support from the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Office of Instructional Development, Office of the Dean of Social Sciences, UCLA Library, Center for the Study of Women, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Institute on Inequality and Democracy at the UCLA Luskin School, and Center for World Languages.


Nguyet Tong

Sponsor(s): UCLA International Institute, Center for World Languages, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies Center, Asian American Studies Department , UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion