Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lectures in Language and Linguistics

You are invited to this semester's talk in the Warren Family Lectures in Language and Linguistics (L3) series that is scheduled for 7 pm on Thursday, April 20. The guest speaker is Dr. Duranti, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Anthropology.

Alessandro Duranti is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and former Dean of Social Sciences (2009-2016) at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the UCLA Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, and the American Anthropological Association/Mayfield Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Dr. Duranti’s research projects have focused on the role of verbal and visual communication in political arenas, everyday life, and during music performance and rehearsals. His books include The Samoan Fono: A Sociolinguistic Study (Pacific Linguistics Monographs, 1981), Rethinking Context: Language as an Interactive Phenomenon (co-edited with C. Goodwin, Cambridge 1992), From Grammar to Politics: Linguistic Anthropology in a Western Samoan Village (University of California Press, 1994), Linguistic Anthropology (Cambridge University Press, 1997), A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology (Blackwell 2004), Handbook of Language Socialization (co-edited with E. Ochs and B.B. Schieffelin, Wiley-Blackwell 2012), and The Anthropology of Intentions: Language in a World of Others (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Thursday, March 9, 2017

"Toward Forgiveness and Reconciliation"

Congratulations to Professor Monica Ayuso for her essay "Toward Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Three Novels from Haiti" to be published in Volume 22, No. 2 of The Journal of Haitian Studies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Eighth Annual Gender Matters Symposium

California State University, Bakersfield's Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Club GEN (Gender Equality Now!) Present the Eighth Annual Gender Matters Symposium on Friday, May 13, 2016 in the Multipurpose Room, Student Union

Coffee & Welcome (8:30 am)

Dr. Debra Jackson (Philosophy, CSUB)

Artwork, Research Posters (9:00 am)

Moderator: Samantha DeLaCruz (Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUB)
  • “My Body, My Dress” Chyna Parker (Psychology, CSUB)
  • “Gender and Computer Mediated Communications: A Content Analysis of the Language Expressed in Twitch Broadcasts” Kristina Garibay (Sociology, CSUB)
  • “Rape Empathy: Clinicians’ Attitudes Towards Sexual Offenders” Casey Harris (Psychology, CSUB)
  • “Gender in Horror Films” Althea Martinez (English, CSUB)
Community Resource Fair (9:00 am)

CSUB Center for Career Education and Community Engagement,  CSUB Advocacy Services, CSUB Safe Zone, CSUB Title IX Advisory Board, Bakersfield PFLAG, Democratic Women of Kern

Gender & Sexuality in Religious Contexts (10:15 am)

Moderator: Jai Bornstein (Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies, CSUB)
  • “On a Scale of Faith: Muslim American Attitudes towards Homosexuality” Hala Alnajar (Sociology & Religious Studies, CSUB)
  • “Exclusively Male Gendered God-Language is Problematic: Why Religious Feminists are Proposing Change” Kait Kretsinger (Religious Studies, CSUB)
Keynote Address (11:30 am)

Moderator: Jennifer Valencia (Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUB)

“Glitter. Power. Love:A (Re)Introduction to Gender” by Jacob Tobia, GenderQueer Advocate

Gender in Literature (1:30 pm)

Moderator: Max Flint (Finance, CSUB)
  • “Men and ‘Scribbling Women’: Changing Places in Captivity” Mallory DeGregori (English, CSUS)
  • “The Gilded Cage of Feminine Beauty in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth” Jessica Flores (English, CSUB)
  • “The Game of Marriage in David Fincher’s Gone Girl” Tiffany Dauner (English, CSUB)
  • “Flight of a New Era and a New Woman” Jack Dodd (History, CSUB)
Negotiating Gender Roles (3:00 pm)

Moderator: Josh Lofy (Physics, CSUB)
  • “To Ama, From Your Forgotten Daughter” Sylvia Brown (Political Science, CSUB)
  • “Por que naci mujer? Why was I born a woman? How gender plays into the life of an immigrant woman” Delfina Duarte (Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUB)
  • “Women in Buddhist Thailand” Ruby Castillo (Sociology, CSUB)