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Brown Bag Events

brownbag Brown Bag Series consists in a series of events sponsored by HIA that occur at noon.  This is an informal, yet academic lecture on topics from diverse disciplines related to the Hemisphere.  You can bring your lunch in a brown bag and/or enjoy some light refreshments.

Currently, Brown Bag Events consist of:

In-House Talent Series which invites UCD faculty and students to present on diverse topics.  This series allows our UCD academic community to hear and learn from many faculty and students who study the Hemisphere from different angles.

Brown Bag Series which hosts guest scholars from different campuses and countries.  These events encourage international scholars from different disciplines and different parts of the world to share their research and studies with UC Davis faculty, students and community.

Past Brown Bag Events

Nov 28, 2007
Pablo Ortiz (Music)
“The Finnish Tango and Beyond”

Jan 13, 2008
Silvana de Paula
From the Institute for Research of the State of Rio de Janeiro)
The Migration that Speaks Portuguese in California Fieldwork Notes

Feb 13, 2008
Natalia Deeb-Sossa (Sociology)
”Difficulties Accessing: Sexual and Reproductive Health in North Carolina: Latinas’ Stories and Photographs"

April 16, 2008
Claudia Darrigrandi (Spanish)
"Latin American Urban Representations”

May 21, 2008
Jelmer Eerkens (Anthropology)
“Mining and Pigment Production in Ancient Nasca Society”

April 23, 2008
Astrid Stensrud
"Negotiating life through economic and ritual activities in Cusco, Peru"

Jan. 14, 2009
Herb Klein (Stanford)
"Contemporary Immigration to Spain: 1980 to the Present"

Jan.21, 2009
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
"Coca: Culture and Politics in Bolivia"

Jan. 28, 2009
Susan Ferriss and Ricardo Sandoval
"Reporting in Latin: America:
What Gets Printed - from Immigration to Hugo Chavez"

Feb 11, 2009
Jesus de Loera (Math, UCD)
"The Development of Science in Mexico: Some Remarks"

March 4, 2009
Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino
"On the Particular Language of the Incas"

April 22, 2009
Carlos Puente (Land, Air and Water Resources)
"An Ancient Call to Peace via Modern Science"

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The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

Our Goal includes promoting research to challenge the boundaries of disciplinary specialization and culture area studies, exploring the connections throughout the social, cultural, and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspective and redirecting and redefining the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint.

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