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Published on Feb 2, 2017
December 1, 2016
"CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING SCHOLARS"
The IAC Fall Forum brought together visiting researchers, scholars, graduate and predoctoral fellows, and research-grant awardees at UCLA’s four ethnic studies centers for one-on-one discussions with UCLA educators and audience Q & A.
Vanessa Diaz, Ph.D. California State University, Fullerton IAC Visiting Scholar, Chicano Studies Research Center "Manufacturing Celebrity: Whitewashed Red Carpets, Latino Paparazzi, and the Political Economy of Hollywood Media Production"
Interviewer: Abel Valenzuela, Professor and Director Chicano Studies and Urban Planning, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Tanachal Mark Padoongpatt, Ph.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas IAC Visiting Scholar, Asian American Studies Center "Flavors of Empire: Food and Race in the Making of Thai American Los Angeles"
Interviewer: May Wang, Professor Department of Community Health Sciences
Courtney Thomas, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles Associate Professor, Bunche Center for African American Studies "The Racial Self-Awareness Framework: Reducing Risk and Enhancing Resilience to Improve the Health of African Americans across the Life Course"
Interviewer: Darnell M. Hunt, Professor and Director Sociology, Bunche Center for African American Studies
Natale Zappia, Ph.D. Whittier College IAC Visiting Scholar, American Indian Studies Center "Food Frontiers: Indigenous Borderlands and Continental Landscapes"
Interviewer: Benjamin Madley, Associate Professor Department of History