Paul Amar – Director of Orfalea Center for Global &

Paul Amar Director of Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies Paul Amar Paul Amar is the Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Professor at the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a political scientist and anthropologist who speaks seven languages and has […]Read More

Kumam Davidson​ – Global Genders and Sexualities

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Kumam Davidson Singh is an ethnographer, curator, writer and educator based in Manipur, India. He is founder Matai Society and co-founder TCHP: Digital Queer Anthology of Northeast India. He has worked on various issues including HIV, mental health, sex, gender and sexuality across Northeast India with […]Read More

Copied – Kumam Davidson​ – Global Genders and Sexualities

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Kumam Davidson Singh is an ethnographer, curator, writer and educator based in Manipur, India. He is founder Matai Society and co-founder TCHP: Digital Queer Anthology of Northeast India. He has worked on various issues including HIV, mental health, sex, gender and sexuality across Northeast India with […]Read More

Partner Page: Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez – Future Infrastructures: Water, Energy

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Future Infrastructures: Water, Energy and Justice Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez (Filmmaker, Artist, and Curator) Still image from Huichaqueo’s film kuifi ül/ Sonido antiguo or Ancient Sounds of Water (2020). Francisco Huichaqueo Pérez was born in Valdivia in southern Chile in 1977. He is a visual artist, filmmaker, and professor at the School […]Read More

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

DEMOCRACY IN PERIL GLOBALLY – An Orfalea Center Webinar

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