Events in UCIS

Thursday, November 30

12:00 pm Lecture
Populist Discourse and Civic Culture
Location:
4217 Wesley Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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How does the political discourse of populist leaders affect citizens’ orientations towards the democracy? Latin America offers some of the most representative cases of populism, as well as significant negative cases, where populism has not occurred. The main goal is to identify differences between the governing styles of two Latin American leaders in order to provide clues about links between populism and political culture of their citizens. I analyze the content of the political discourses of two presidents in Latin America: Rafael Correa and Jose Mujica. The former is considered a case of a populist regime, while the latter considered is a case of the non-occurrence of populism. Changes in citizens’ attitudes and orientations towards democracy could reveal the impact of populist frames that leaders develop in their political discourses.

12:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa
Location:
4217 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
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Derric I. Heck is a Graduate Research and Teaching Associate of the Center for Urban Education housed within the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Diversity Scholar as well as a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow. His research includes a focus on how teachers rationalize and navigate topics of race within the classroom; how the learning environment acts as facilitator of cultural dialogue; and how U.S. teachers engage and utilize the indigenous wisdom and various cultures within Africa as a teaching and learning too. He will discuss his research using case study examples from Kenya and Ethiopia

6:00 pm Lecture
Angry Subjects: In/Civility, Christian Nationalism, and Paranoid Position in an Age of Trump
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 602
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Religious Studies, University Honors College, and the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh, and Humanities Center, Asian Studies Center and Indo-Pacific Council, Programs in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies and Sexuality & Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies.
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Join the Department of Religious Studies for this free and public installment of their "Queering Religion" series presented by Ann Pellegrini, Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis & Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. In addition to her groundbreaking Love the Sin with Janet Jakobsen (2003, 2004), Ann Pellegrini is author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (1997); coauthor of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico (2013); coeditor of Secularisms with Janet Jakobsen (2008) and Queer Theory and the Jewish Question with Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz (2003). Pellegrini coedits the Sexual Cultures Series (NYU Press) and is currently completing a book on “queer structures of religious feeling.” A reception will follow.

This event is cosponsored by the Provost’s Year of Diversity, Humanities Center, University Honors College, Asian Studies Center and Indo-Pacific Council, Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, and Programs in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies.