Entries by Richard Medrano

Gender Studies 2021 Commencement Keynote Address by Professor Angela Y. Davis

Commencement Address 2021 and Visiting Professor in Gender Studies Spring 2021 graduate seminar, “Feminism in the Black Radical Tradition” Distinguished Professor Angela Y. Davis: Video Link   Bio: Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world.  Her work as an educator […]

Gender Studies Departments In Solidarity With Palestinian Feminist Collective

We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine. We unequivocally answer and amplify the call from the Palestinian Feminist Collective for “feminists everywhere to speak up, organize, and join the struggle for Palestinian liberation.”  We condemn the forced removal of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, the raiding of the al-Aqsa mosque, the […]

Gender Studies Statement on AAPI Violence

The UCLA Department of Gender Studies condemns the murders in Atlanta and the wave of racial violence directed at Asian Americans that has swept the country. The massacre reminds us that the bigotry is usually multi-layered, one form of hate reinforcing another. Seven of the eight victims were women and all (in the shooter’s mind) […]

LA Social Science Book Series About Incarcerated Indigenous Women Migrants with Professor Shannon Speed

UCLA Professor Shannon Speed‘s new book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, examines the myriad forms of violence that Indigenous women from the Americas face. Dr. Speed, UCLA American Indian Studies Center Director and Gender Studies and Anthropology Professor, characterizes the structural violence these women endure as “neoliberal multicriminalism” where […]

LA Social Science Book Series on “Knowing Native Arts” & “Making History” with Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo

UCLA graduate student Marina Perez interviews Dr. Nancy Mithlo, UCLA Professor of Gender Studies, about her two new books, Knowing Art (University of Nebraska Press) and Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (University of New Mexico Press). Dr. Mithlo discusses her extensive research with Native communities and the power and beauty of Native […]

Professor SA Smythe interviewed by AirGo, Educational Suite Vol. 5

This episode’s guest is poet, translator, and transdisciplinary scholar SA Smythe. SA is a professor at UCLA, and is one of the organizers of the Cops Off Campus Campaign, which aims to remove police and policing from all University of California campuses by September 2021. They join the show to talk about the campaign, the […]