The Inaugural Meeting of the UC President's Society of Fellows in the Humanities

April 29, 2011 // 8:30-6PM // 135 Humanities Instructional Building // UC Irvine

Sponsored by the UC Humanities Network and hosted by the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine. Highlighting innovative humanities research across the University of California, this forum brings together the 2010-2011 Presidential Faculty Fellows in the Humanities and Graduate Student Fellows to share their work with campus Humanities Center Directors, Humanities Deans and the UC community at large. They will be joined by Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director of Duke University Press, for a wide-ranging discussion of the value and impact of research across the humanities today. Download flyer (PDF)


"Writing and Publishing in a Time of Media Transformation"
Keynote at the 2011 meeting of the Society of Fellows by Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke University Press.


Friday, April 29, 2011 | 135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine
(for building location, please see Travel Logistics)

8:30 am Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
David Goldberg, Director, UC Humanities Research Institute
David Marshall, Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts, UC Santa Barbara
9:15 am Graduate Fellows Roundtable
Moderator: Carolyn de la Peña, Director, UC Davis Humanities Institute
  Discourse and Orality
Scott Anderbois (Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz)
Claire Chambers (Performance Studies, UC Davis)
Kensy Cooperrider (Cognitive Science, UC San Diego
Peter Leman (English, UC Irvine)
Mary Murrell (Anthropology, UC Berkeley)
  Eternal Return of the Body
Nicholas Bartlett (Medical Anthropology, UC San Francisco)
Szu-ching Chang (Dance, UC Riverside) 
Sarah Lauro (English, UC Davis)
Yeesheen Yang (Literature, San Diego)
Catherine Zusky (English, UC Santa Barbara)
  Regimes of Representation
Tanner Higgin (English, UC Riverside)
David Orzechowicz (Sociology, UC Davis)
Keelan Overton (Art History, UCLA)
Matthew Shindell (History-Science Studies, UC San Diego)
Marco Valesi (World Cultures, UC Merced)
10:45 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Open Q&A with Graduate Fellows
12:00 pm Lunch Break: buffet lunch in courtyard
12:30 pm Keynote Address: "Writing and Publishing in a Time of Media Transformation"
by Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke University Press
Ken Wissoker has been involved in the publishing industry since 1979, and has led the editorial team at Duke University Press since 1997. His areas of editorial expertise include anthropology, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, lesbian and gay studies, construction of race, gender and national identity, literary criticism, film, and popular music. He has also published on questions of interdisciplinary writing and publishing, and speaks regularly at universities throughout the U.S.
1:30 pm Faculty Fellows Roundtable
Moderator: David Theo Goldberg
  Systems of Science
Theodore Porter (History, UCLA)
Jennifer Hughes (Religious Studies, UC Riverside)
Kevis Goodman (English, UC Berkeley)
Christian Wuthrich (Philosophy, UC San Diego)
  The Eye of the Beholder
Caren Kaplan (American Studies, UC Davis)
Michael Osman (Architecture & Urban Design, UCLA)
Roberta Wue (Art History, UC Irvine)
  Movements of Modernity
Stephan Miescher (History, UC Santa Barbara)
Adriana Craciun (English, UC Riverside)
3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm Open Discussion: Faculty Fellows and Ken Wissoker
4:30 - 6 pm Closing Reception