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Film on the Class Conflict over Housing Policy
Los Angeles and Berlin both face crises of housing affordability, which has only worsened during COVID-19 despite their population’s increasing awareness of and participation in housing politics. This film features key representatives from the tenant movement and landlord associations in order to paint a public portrait representing the conflict over housing between 2008 and 2022. »
UC Los Angeles
Collecting Stories from Black Vallejo: An Interview with Julie Sze
Julie Sze spoke to UCHRI Research Grants Manager, Sara Černe, for a new Foundry series highlighting the work of the Institute’s recent grantees and the methods, unorthodox approaches, and challenges they have employed and encountered. The interview took place over Zoom and was edited for length and clarity.
On the (In)audible in Art: An Interview with Elena Cardona
Elena Cardona spoke to UCHRI Research Grants Manager, Sara Černe, for a new Foundry series highlighting the work of the Institute’s recent grantees and the methods, unorthodox approaches, and challenges they have employed and encountered.
Shifting the Horizon: An Interview with Guest Artist Rebeca Méndez
Rebeca Méndez spoke to UCHRI Interim Director Julia R. Lupton about her work on migration and its place within the Institute’s Refuge and Its Refusals initiative.
New UC Faculty: An Introduction to UCHRI
Marxist Institute for Research Summer Seminar
Sagehen Field Research Station (a UC Natural Reserve location)
Refuge at Risk: Concepts, Infrastructures, Futures
University of California Humanities Research Institute, UC Irvine
Reflecting on Refuge: Director’s Statement
When I came to the UCHRI as interim director in July 2022, I knew I wanted to use this transitional year to consider the humanities within the framework of hospitality. Questions around hospitality have engaged me as both a Shakespeare scholar and as the director of humanities centers and programs, and I was excited to »
Call for Graduate Student Participants for Refuge at Risk: Concepts, Infrastructures, Futures
Call for Graduate Student Participants: for Refuge at Risk: Concepts, Infrastructures, Futures We invite UC graduate students to register for the special graduate session of UCHRI’s Refuge at Risk conference on Thursday, February 16th from 1:00-2:30 pm. This session will bring together graduate and postdoctoral scholars working on the theme of refuge, broadly conceived. It »
Refuge in Words and Images: Call for Statements of Interest
As part of our 2022-23 theme, Refuge and Its Refusals, we plan to submit a Concept Note to the Luce Foundation in their Religion and Theology Program. We seek University of California faculty as well as senior staff with PI status who are interested in partnering with each other and with community organizations around religion, »