Fall is here! Start this October with Diversity Programs in UCLA Alumni Affairs, who is proud to present our next Professors in the Pub series with the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC).
This year, Diversity Programs is co-sponsoring the 2018 Fall Forum alongside the four UCLA ethnic studies centers and the IAC. Join us at the Fall Forum for presentations from the IAC’s 2018-19 visiting scholars on a wide variety of topics. Click here for more information and to register to attend.
Immediately following the Fall Forum, visiting fellow Josen Diaz, Ph.D. will be presenting a short section from the last chapter of their manuscript, Paradise is Another Country: U.S.-Philippine Fictions, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Memory as Anti-History.
3 p.m. IAC Fall Forum and Reception (RSVP here)
6 p.m. Professors in the Pub
Josen Masangkay Diaz completed her doctorate in Literature at the University of California, San Diego in 2014. She is currently at work on a book manuscript that explores the formation of post-1965 Filipino American subjectivity at the intersections of U.S. liberalism, Philippine authoritarianism, and transpacific cold war politics.
Her research interests include critical race theory, transnational gender and sexuality studies, U.S. colonialism and empire, globalization and labor migration, cold war modernity, U.S.-Asia studies, and Filipino and Filipino American studies.
Diaz grounds her pedagogy in interdisciplinary and student-centered practices. She teaches Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Race and Globalization, and Filipino American Studies.
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures houses the four ethnic studies centers: the American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies and Chicano Studies Research Center. Their mission is to advance our understanding of the new social and cultural realities in America. This year, the IAC will be celebrating 50 years.
Immediately following the IAC Fall Forum, UCLA Alumni Affairs will be kicking off its third annual Professors in the Pub series featuring professors from one of ethnic studies’ centers.