Events in UCIS

Tuesday, October 23

12:00 pm Performance
Sing to Me About Love... and Other Tortures
O'Hara Student Center Dining Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Pitt University Honors College and Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
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Sing to Me About Love... and Other Tortures
A Monologue in Spanish by Jacqueline Briceño

October 23, 2018
Performance and Q&A
12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
O'Hara Student Center Dining Room

For more information, contact David Tenorio, Ph.D. at

The obsession of a teenager to compose an operatic aria about love and the meaning of pain throws her into unveiling the secrets of her grandmother, who is about to turn 100 years old, and of her mother, who is torn between divorce and suicide. Three generations of women whose personal stories lead them to face estrangement, despair, and other generational struggles. Nothing more complicated for Martirio, the protagonist, than to flesh out the pain of her own loneliness. This is a subtle and delicate performance that adds doses of humor and innocence, culminating with the protagonist singing her opera repertoire while rediscovering her strength and passion.

4:00 pm Lecture
Authoritarian Governance of Uyghur Autonomous Region in China
Wesley W. Posvar Hall Room 4130
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of Center for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
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Sarah Tynen: State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control: Authoritarian Governance at the Neighborhood Level in China
Ph.D. Candidate • Graduate Part-time Instructor • Urbanization and Poitical Governance • MA 2014
Areas of interest: State-society relations, development, migration and ethno-cultural nationalism in China's autonomous regions and borderlands

By building on the concept of territory as a contested social relation that challenges the state-society dichotomy, this paper explores state territorialization practices as crucial components in shaping everyday life. In particular, it asks: How do citizens experience state bureaucratic power at the neighborhood level in their everyday lives? What is the role of community participation in garnering regime legitimacy? The research draws on 24 months of ethnographic and interview data in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwest China. The findings show that the conflict between state control and social membership revolves around the negotiation for territorial control, especially when it comes to struggle for power over minority bodies in nationalist space.

5:00 pm Lecture
JET Info Session
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
6:30 pm Film
CLAS Cinema Series: Eyes of the Journey
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
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The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

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Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

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