Global Genders and Sexualities-Syllabus

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Syllabus Aizura, Airen. 2018. Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Duke University Press.  Amar, P. 2013. The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics and the End of Neoliberalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Bong, Sharon A. Bong. 2021. Becoming Queer and Religious in Malaysia and […]Read More

2022 International Global Studies Consortium

Friday June 17th @ 9 pm (PDT) on Zoom The annual meeting of the international global studies consortium will be held on zoom this year organized at four different time zones around the world (US West Coast and East Coast, Europe and Asia). This will make it accessible to the more than 60 member graduate […]Read More


Friday May 27 from 4-5pm on zoomSponsored by the UCSB working group on Democracy in Transition This webinar will feature six UCSB-related scholars concerned with the rise of authoritarian populism and the perils of democracy in Latin America, South Asia, and around the world. It consists of four 15 minutes segments. Moderator: Mark Juergensmeyer, Professor […]Read More

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

Cluster Podcast Series

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Structural Violence, Police/Prison Abolition, and Decoloniality Podcast Series This the “Structural Violence, Decoloniality, and Police/Prison” research cluster’s podcast series. In this series, the cluster’s fellow, Gehad Abaza, interviews scholars, including both graduate students and professors, about their work. This podcast is relevant for students, researchers, and activists interested in learning […]Read More