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HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter: April 11, 2014

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society launched its weekly e-newsletter on April 11th, 2014! In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will be publishing shorter, weekly e-newsletters. To access our e-newsletter, click here.

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The LGBTQ Citizenship Research Cluster Presents: "Transgender Studies Matters"

TRANSGENDER STUDIES MATTERS
Friday, April 18th, 2014
132 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

What are the objects and inquiries of contemporary Transgender Studies? Explore the state of the field in this one-day symposium featuring a new generation of emerging transgender studies scholars speaking on such topics as experimental method, the place of surgery, environment, and citizenship. The talks will be paired with responses by UC faculty.

PANEL ONE (10am to 12pm)

"Queer Lovers, Hateful Others, and Injured Trans People: Queer Regenerations of Race, Space and the Urban Environment"

Jinthana K. Haritaworn, Environmental Studies, York University
w/ Paola Bacchetta as respondent (Gender & Women's Studies, UCB)

"Trans- Surgery Matters"

Eric Plemons, Anthropology, University of Michigan

w/ Marcia Ochoa as respondent (Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz)


PANEL TWO (2pm - 4pm)

"Jorgensen’s Shadows"

C. Riley Snorton, Communication Studies, Northwestern University
w/ Juana Maria Rodriguez as respondent (Gender & Women's Studies, UCB)

"Reframing Agnes"

Kristen Schilt, Sociology, University of Chicago and Chase Joynt, Visiting Artist, University of Chicago
w/ Raka Ray as respondent (Sociology, UCB)

Event Contact: gilliane@berkeley.edu

April 17-19: Fifth Annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley invites you to the

Fifth Annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies:
Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge

Conference Dates:
April 17, 2014, 12pm
April 18-19, 9 am - 6 pm
Boalt School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Benefit Concert:
April 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA

More info: http://www.islamophobiacon.com/
Download conference flyer: islconf2014.pdf
Download conference program: Schedule for Panels 2014 Final.pdf

Join us free of charge for the Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference April 17-19, 2014 on the legendary Berkeley campus, the location with a reputation for activism and for challenging ideas and authority. The theme of the conference will be "Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge," inspired by Edward Said’s work on Orientalism. Latent Islamophobia is founded upon an unquestionable certitude that Muslims trend “towards despotism and away from progress.” They are constructed and “judged in terms of, and in comparison to, the West, so it is always the Other, the conquerable, and the inferior.” Manifest Islamophobia “is what is spoken and acted upon.”  For example, the obsessive pre-occupation of everything related to Islam and Muslims, congressional and parliamentary hearings criminalizing Muslims and violations of their civil liberties and rights, domestic and international surveillance programs exclusively on Muslims and Arabs, extra-judicial use of force on Muslims and Arabs, interventions, military campaigns, and policies rationalizing its exercise, are, in essence, what we see and bear witness in the Muslim world.  The conference will also highlight genres of scholarly and artistic production over the period of a week that explore the maintenance and extension of existing power paradigms by bringing together academics, thinkers, practitioners, researchers and artists from around the globe who engage, question and challenge the existing disparities in economic, political, social and cultural relations.

Conference Co-Sponsors: Zaytuna College; Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Studies, SFSU School of Ethnic Studies; Center for Islamic Studies; American Cultures Engaged Scholarship; Asian American Studies Department; Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus; Council on American Islamic Relations; Graduate Theological Union; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Newly Designed Monthly Bulletin: March, 2014 Activities & Events

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society has launched a new design of its monthly activities bulletin for the month of March, 2014.

Download the new bulletin here: HIFIS_MonthlyBulletin_March2014.pdf

Preview of New Design:

HIFIS Weekly E-Newsletter - April 4, 2014

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society launched its weekly e-newsletter on April 4th, 2014! In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will be publishing shorter, weekly e-newsletters. To access our e-newsletter, click here.

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