Bridging the Gap: Celebrating UC Santa Cruz Alumni in Film, TV & Digital Media

We invite you to join us June 3 & 4 as we celebrate our alums working in contemporary visual media.

Please Register ONLINE.

Speakers will include our faculty in Film + Digital Media; our alumni professionals working in film, television and digital media; as well as other featured guests.


On Friday, June 3 we will honor media pathbreaker Chip Lord, Film + Digital Media Professor Emeritus. Professor Lord’s works have been at the edge of postmodern media and include Ant Farm and Cadillac Ranch.


On Saturday, June 4, panel discussions will explore topics such as The Business of Film, Media and Social Change, and Getting Started in Television. Film screenings will include innovative works by alums, faculty and guests. Please join us for individual events or for the entire symposium.


Bridging the Gap” offers a great opportunity to network with some of the key leaders in the film and television industry.



Extra Credit Assignment

Read three on-line columns/blogs at FLOW and/or IN MEDIA RES, and post a thoughtful, substantive comment for each.
The general websites are found at:

It may take a day or two for your comment to appear, once it does, please be sure to notify your TA and cc me that your comment has been posted. And, include a copy of the text of your comments in the e-mail message.
For FLOW, you must comment on one of the following (and one or two more of your own choosing from either FLOW or IN MEDIA RES):
For IN MEDIA RES, you may choose to read and post a comment on a blog from any of the following:
You may mix & match commenting on pieces from both FLOW and IN MEDIA RES. These are great on-line journals/forums for television and media. And even if you don't do an extra credit assignment, you can check out the websites to see if there are any articles of interest for you.



Native Americans and Museums: Collaborations, Truth Telling, and Addressing Historical Unresolved Grief

Amy Lonetree, Assistant Professor, American Studies (UCSC)
Tuesday, May 10th / 2-4 PM / Room 210 Humanities One
Readings are available from  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In the last several decades there have been significant changes in the 
relationship between Indigenous communities and mainstream museums as a 
result of Indigenous activism and new museum theory and practice. These 
changes include the sharing of curatorial authority, collaborative 
partnerships, and efforts to decolonize museums. Dr. Lonetree's research 
examines the current state of contemporary exhibition practices at both 
national and tribal museums.

Several sites move us forward in efforts to decolonize museum 
representations through the privileging of the Indigenous voice and 
perspective, serving as educational forums for Native communities and 
the general public, and by challenging stereotypical displays of 
Indigenous people produced in the past. Further critical discussion, 
however, needs to occur. Through an examination of exhibitions at the 
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Ziibiwing 
Center for Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Michigan, Dr. Lonetree's 
research explores what a decolonizing museum practice involves and how 
we can extend our understanding of the potential of museums to be "sites 
of conscience" and decolonization.

For more information, please contact Lucian Gomoll at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or visit the MACS website at http://macs.ucsc.edu/


Tracking Ghosts: Hauntings from a Eugenic Past

Banu Subramaniam

UMass Amherst

Wednesday, May 11

4:30-6:30 PM

Engineering 2, Room 599


What do morning glory flowers or exotic plant and animal species have

to do with the history of race or eugenics? In this talk, Subramaniam will

trace the genealogies of ecology and evolutionary biology to explore how

histories of gender and race shape contemporary biological theories and

what lessons we can learn about the relationships between natures and


Banu Subramaniam is associate professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality

Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is coeditor of

Feminist Science Studies: A New Generation (Routledge, 2001) and

Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties (Rowman and

Littlefield, 2005). Trained as a plant evolutionary biologist, she seeks to

engage the social and cultural studies of science in the practice of science.

Spanning the humanities, social sciences, and the biological sciences, her

research is located at the intersections of biology, women’s studies, ethnic

studies and postcolonial studies. Her current work focuses on the

genealogies of variation in evolutionary biology, the xenophobia and

nativism that accompany frameworks on invasive plant species, and the

relationship of science and religious nationalism in India.



Roots of the Struggle: Ethnic Studies Spring Film Series 2011
is proud to present “a conversation on life, struggles, and liberation”:
Directed, produced, photographed, recorded, and edited by C. A. Griffith and H. L. T. Quan
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7 p.m.
Social Sciences 1, Room 110
MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING - ANGELA DAVIS & YURI KOCHIYAMA is an inspiring, historically rich and unique documentary featuring conversations that span thirteen years between two formidable women who share a profound passion for justice. Through conversations that are intimate and profound, we learn about Davis, an internationally renowned scholar-activist and 88-year-old Kochiyama, a revered grassroots community activist and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Their shared experience as political prisoners and their dedication to Civil Rights embody personal and political experiences as well as the diverse lives of women doing liberatory cultural work.


Illustrated with rarely-seen photographs and footage of extraordinary speeches and events from the early 1900s to the '60s and through the present, the topics of this rich conversation range from critical, but often forgotten role of women in 20th century social movements to the importance of cross-cultural/cross-racial alliances; from America's WWII internment camps to Japan's "comfort women"; from Malcolm X to the prison industrial complex; and from war to cultural arts. Davis and Kochiyama's comments offer critical lessons for understanding our nation's most important social movements while providing tremendous hope for its youth and the future. (from film website)

Class Details

Course Instructor:
Professor L.S. Kim
127 Communications Building

Tues & Thurs
12:00 - 1:45 pm
J Bask Aud 101

Office Hours 
Thu: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
and by appointment

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