Reimagining Stories from the Gold Rush

Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 5:10:pm - 6:30pm

Call for Proposals: 2021-22 Faculty Research Fellowships


Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Contemporary Political Struggle: Social Movements, Social Surveillance, Social Media

Two nationally renowned authors and political thinkers discuss an issue immediate to their research and absolutely central to our time: the intersection of social movements and social media, how one has enabled the other while threatening combatants with enhanced and intensified state surveillance. If you are trying to figure out how to fight in the here and now, in the shadow of police power, from Oakland to Gezi, in the clouds of teargas and in the glare of the internet, we hope this will be a helpful conversation.

Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science; Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology
Cory Doctorow, Science fiction novelist, journalist and technology activist

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Research Cluster Highlight

Critical Militarization, Policing, and Security Studies

Critical Militarization is a working group of scholars at UC Davis that emerged as a response to burgeoning forms of military power. By militarization, we mean both military interventions and the securitization of everyday life. To this end we pursue research that foregrounds the production of subjects under practices of militarization, the technologies that facilitate surveillance and state power, and the contestations to such forms of violence. The group creates an interdisciplinary space where all the various cultural and social implications of contemporary militarization can be considered, discussed, and held accountable. For information on the cluster's activities, contact
Recent events include Oceanic Groundings: Black Feminist Journeys Across Insurgent Seas on Feb. 17, with Dr. Mae Miller, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Geography.