Building Queer and Feminist Cultural Infrastructures: Autobiography, Archive, and Waywardness

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Curating as wayward, chaos, embedded, infrastructural… Public Talk by Aziz Sohail 4.30 PM – 6.00 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Girvetz Hall Room 2320        Co-sponsors: Department of Asian-American Studies, and New Sexualities Research Focus Group at IHC, UCSB  Visiting curator Aziz Sohail will […]Read More

Screening – 1982: A Film by Oualid Mouaness

Join us for a viewing of the powerful film ‘1982,’ winner of major awards at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festival. Writer/director Oualid Mouaness will join moderator Paul Amar for a post-screening discussion of 1982. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 / 7:00 PM (PDT)Pollock Theater, UCSB Reserve Tickerts “1982” is a life-affirming coming-of-age tale set at an idyllic school […]Read More

Book Launch for Alaa Abd el-Fattah’s ‘You Have Not Yet

Thursday, May 5th, 5-7 pm. In person*.  Location: Wireframe Studio, Music Building 1410. *This is an in-person event open only to current UCSB students, faculty, fellows, and staff. Audience members must bring masks and wear them for the duration of the event. Co-sponsored by: UCSB Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), Wireframe Studio, and Orfalea […]Read More

Global Partner-Jit-Rima-MadEarth- Global Genders and Sexualities

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Jit and Rima RayMad Earth Design, India Jit RayTrained as a communication designer from Queensland College of Art, Jit has 20 plus years of experience, working with some leading media and corporate houses in Mumbai, India. In 2012 he set up Mad Earth Design, a studio […]Read More

Brazil’s Black, Queer & Feminist Political Futures during the times

Join us for a screening of Seeds: Black Women in Power (2020, 105 minutes, Dir. Julia Mariano & Ethel Oliveira) followed by a discussion with the film’s co-director Éthel Oliveira Friday 4/22 2pm – 4:30pm PDT Orfalea Center conference room in Girvetz Hall 2320 Sementes: Mulheres Pretas no Poder (Seeds: Black Women in Power) shows the […]Read More

Joya Sikder – Somporker Noya Setu – Global Genders and

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Joya Sikder, Somporker Noya Setu (Bangladesh) Joya Sikder is a transgender rights activist who has been working in Bangladesh for twenty years. She is the founder and currently the President of Somporker Noya Setu (SNS), an organization that works to ensure rights of transgender and gender […]Read More

Santa Khurai-All Manipur Nupi Maanbi Association – Global Genders and

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Santa Khurai, All Manipur Nupi Maanbi Association (India) Santa Khurai is an Indigenous Nupi Maanbi (transwoman) from Manipur, Northeast India. She is an activist, scholar and writer. She is the secretary of the All Manipur Nupi Maanbi Association (AMANA) and also associated with Solidarity and Action […]Read More

Covid-19 and Trans Politics in South Asia – Global Genders

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Covid-19 and Trans Politics in South Asia The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, UC Santa Barbara Global Genders & Sexualities Cluster presents  Webinar on “Covid-19 & Trans Politics in South Asia” Time – 2:00 – 3:15 PM  Date- April 14, 2022 Click here for […]Read More

Podcasting as a Tool of Global South Communication and Public

Please join the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies for an in-person talk by Jackson Allers, filmmaker, music journalist, radio broadcaster, archivist and storyteller. April 7th, Thursday, 6pm PSTLocation: Girvetz Hall 2320Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/86856988762 This honorarium discussion will broadly outline how podcasting is used as a powerful form of bridging communication gaps between the “global […]Read More