Thursday, March 6, 2008

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, March 5

3.00 – 4.30 PM
Plenary 1: UCSD Ethnic Studies Colloquium: Meet some of our newest Faculty Deutz Room, CILAS*
- K. Wayne Yang
- Roshanak Kheshti

5.00 – 6.30 PM
Plenary 2: Global Histories/Local Designs: Contemplating San Diego as a Glocal City Deutz Room, CILAS
Moderator: Ross Frank
- Louis Guassac, Kumeyaay Border Task Force
- Andrea Guerrero, San Diego ACLU
- Mshinda Nyofu, UJIMA Institute for Civic Responsibility
- TBA, Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee

6.45 – 8.00 PM Reception and Undergraduate Film Screenings Deutz Room, CILAS
Moderator: K. Wayne Yang
- Joseph Ramirez, “Untitled"
- Lawrence Mojado, "Native America”
- Matthew Reiderer, "From your pen I sprang"
- Chris Marino, "Qui estamos y no nos vamos"
- Yusria Malik, "Care"
- Terri Phan, “Human Trafficking of Women & Children"

Thursday, March 6

8.30 AM Breakfast SSB** 103

9.00 – 10.30 AM
Panel A: A Critique of Colonial and Postcolonial Reason
IR/PS*** 1328
Respondent: Long Bui, 3rd year, Ethnic Studies
- Post-colonial mindscapes and shifting burdens – whose frame is it anyway?
Garga Chatterjee, Harvard University and Somnath Mukherji, Association for India’s Development
- Demystifying the Post(colonial): An Examination of Myth as Meeting Point Between Ethnic, Indigenous, Postcolonial and Gender Studies
Amina Ben Ezzeddine, Washington State University
- Nativism: A Strategic History of Western Colonial Discourse
Sean Corbin, University of California, Riverside

Panel B: The Possibilities for Sovereignty and Resistance Against US Colonialism in the Asia-Pacific Region IR/PS 1428
Respondent: Cathleen Kozen, 3rd year, Ethnic Studies
- Transnational Feminism, Competing Domesticities: Circuits of Ethnicity, Indigeneity and (Post)coloniality
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
- Bridges are Made with Many Footsteps: Re-imagining Filipino Identity as Resistance to a Militarized Present
Ellen-Rae Cachola, California Institute of Integral Studies
- O La Ata: Shadows, Reflections, and Images
Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Independent Artist
- Spectacles of Citizenship: Native Hawaiian representations and rights
Maile Arvin, University of California, San Diego

10.45 AM – 12.15 PM
Plenary 3: Intersections I: A Conversation with UCSD Faculty SSB 107
Moderator: Rosemary Marangoly George
- Ross Frank, Ethnic Studies
- Rosemary Marangoly George, Literature
- Roberto Tejada, Visual Arts

12.15 – 1.15 PM Lunch Fireside Lounge

1.30 – 3.15 PM
Panel A: The Ghost of Guam in the Machinery of American Sovereignty IR/PS 1428
Respondent: Michael Lujan Bevacqua, 4th year, Ethnic Studies
- Antoinette Chafauros, Ursuline College
- Michael Perez, California State University Fullerton
- Michael Leon Guerrero, Grassroots Global Justice
- Michael Lujan Bevacqua, University of California, San Diego

Panel B: Immigrant and Indigenous Subjectivities in the Borderlands SSB 103
Respondent: Stevie Ruiz, 1st year, Ethnic Studies
- Strategic Reflections on Indigenous and Migrant Alliances Against Borders
Nandita Sharma, University of Hawai’i Manoa and Cynthia Wright, York University
- Sovereignty, border control and citizenship: Intersections of immigrant and indigenous rights talks in the United States
Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
- Peripheral Migration: Potentialities of Border Subject to Become Decolonial Subject
Keina Espiñeira Gonzålez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Identity Formation in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl: A Comparative Look at Two Contemporary African and Caribbean Novels
Chinenye Okparanta, University of Maryland

3.30 – 5.00 PM
Panel A: Futures Imperfect: Indigenous Interrogations of the Postcolonial IR/PS 3202
Respondent: Tomoko Tsuchiya, 3rd year, Ethnic Studies
- Indigenous Interrogations of the ‘Postcolonial’ in Mahasweta Devi’s “Imaginary Maps and After Kurukshetra"
Arumina Paul, University of Southern California
- Postcolonial Futures and the Pre-Modern Past in “Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha”
Joanne Lipson, University of Michigan
- Encountering My (Colonized/Colonizer) Self: Reconciling Conflicting Subjectivities
Beenash Jafri, York University
- ‘See’ing the city as a contested landscape through the lens of Indigenous histories
Julia Nagam, York University

Panel B: Intersections II: A Conversation with UCSD Graduates SSB 103
Moderator: José Fusté, 5th year, Ethnic Studies
Provincializing Literature

- Neel Ahuja, Literature
Criminalization, Race and Citizenship in the Processo Mohoza, Bolivia, 1899-1905
- Nancy Egan, History
Beyond the Quandary of Nation/Post-nation: What Latin Caribbean Subaltern Thinkers Can Teach Us
- José Fusté, Ethnic Studies
Pollyanna in Ethnic Studies
- Angela Morrill, Ethnic Studies
The Coloniality of Cream Cheese: True Confessions of an (Almost) Grad School Drop Out
- Traci Voyles, Ethnic Studies

5.15– 7.00 PM
Plenary 4: Beyond the Fourth World Wall: The Global Practicing of Indigeneity
Hojel Hall of the Americas
Denise Ferreira da Silva
Angana Chatterji, California Institute of Integral Studies Americas
Denise Ferreira
da Silva, University of California, San Diego
Vince Diaz, University of Michigan
Robert Perez, University of California, Riverside

7.00 – 9.00 PM Open Mic and Dinner Women's Center

Friday, March 7

8. 30 AM Breakfast SSB 107

9.00 – 10.30 AM
Panel A: (Un)Exceptional States SSB 107
Respondent: Kit Myers, 2nd year, Ethnic Studies
- Palestinian Predicaments: Jewish Immigration and Refugees Repatriation
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, Tel-Aviv University
- Silenced Conversations: American-Israeli Exceptional Relation and What It Means for Arabs and Arab Americans
Magid Shihade, University of California, Davis
- Reconceptualizing the Refugee Figure Through the Intersection of Statelessness and Indigeneity
Ma Vang, University of California, San Diego
- (Many) Nations Within: Sovereignty and Nativism in the Rural U.S.
Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Panel B: Spaces of Resistance: Critical Responses to Contemporary (Post-)colonialism SSB 103
Respondent: Tere Ceseña, 7th year, Ethnic Studies
- The Amasizghs mainly known as “Berbers” The Education Policy of North Africa: The Case of Morocco, Algeria
Ed Larchgar, Tamaynut Morocco
- Comparative Maya, Nahautl and Latino Studies
Gabriel S. Estrada, Cal State Long Beach
- (Red)efining Boundaries: Representations of Contemporary Native Lives and Identities at the National Museum of the American Indian
Tere Cesena, University of California, San Diego

10.45 AM– 12.30 PM
Plenary 5: The Audacity of Hope: Contemplating the Futures of Stateless and Refugee Peoples Hojel Hall of the Americas
Moderator: Lisa Sun-Hee Park
- Jesse Mills, University of San Diego
- Renya Ramirez, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Chandan Reddy, University of Washington

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch Hojel Hall of the Americas

* CILAS – Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies/Institute of the Americas
** SSB – Social Sciences Building
***IR/PS - International Relations/Pacific Studies

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