Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Transnationalizing the Study of the United States


Global Carceral States: Violence, Transgressions, and Methodologies of Imprisonment Conference

May 28 to 30 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT, 2021

This conference is organized in partnership with the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University.

This conference seeks to reflect upon the current globalized carceral reality, and on imprisonment as a tactic of control, subjugation and dispossession. It presents an opportunity for scholars to contribute to our understanding of prisons, torture, violence, securitization and carcerality. It also invites engagement with the wide range of resistance tactics and transgressions that prisoners, worldwide, devise against state policies and incarcerating regimes. We are particularly encouraging submissions dealing with imprisonment and carcerality in the Latin American and Middle Eastern context.

Please find the detailed program in English, Spanish, and Arabic through the links provided.

You can find the recordings of all three days in English, Spanish, and Arabic on the Orfalea Center’s YouTube page.

“The Paths of Terrorism in Peru”: Workshop with Author Cecilia Méndez

December 17, 2020

This online workshop is presented by the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies as part of the “Transnationalizing the Study of the United States” research cluster. We will be discussing Dr. Méndez’s upcoming article on the history of the word “terrorism” in Peru.

The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity

February 18, 2021 – 4 p.m. PST

Author of the book, The Universal Enemy, Daryl Li will be giving a talk about his recent book at UCSB’s Multi Cultural Center through the following link: bit.ly/CMESTalks2021 (Zoom ID: 880 8414 1217)

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