Public Lectures Hosted by Social Science

Check back in August for our exciting lineup of Fall 2014 Lectures!

Brown Bag Lecture Series, Spring 2014

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and interested others. Bring your brown bag lunch, a drink, relax, and enjoy hearing and discussing current research by faculty in the School of Social Sciences at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Stevenson 2011.

  • February 4: Cynthia Boaz, Political Science. Title: "The Sufferin' Suffragists: An Analysis of the Strategy and Tactics that Gave Women the Vote" (past)
  • February 11: Diana Grant, Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies. Title: “Political Role of Petit Juries” (past)
  • February 18: Gerryann Olson, Psychology. Title: “Diaries, Letters, Scrapbooks and Journals”  (past)      
  • February 25: James Joseph Dean. Sociology.  Title: "Gay Ghetto Straights?  The Changing Sexual Identity Dynamics of San Francisco's Castro District" (past)
  • March 4: Julie Shulman, Counseling. Title: “Self-objectification & Sexual Well-being: Do feminist beliefs & sexual identity matter?”
  • March 11: Cindy Stearns, Sociology. Title: “Breastfeeding Professionals and the Body Work of Breastfeeding Mothers”
  • April 8: Napoleon Reyes, Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies. Title: “Big Brother in Reverse: A Cross National Study of the Impact of Social Networking on Government Corruption”
  • April 15: Kathleen Noonan, History. “Gasoline and Unrest: Bayonne Refinery Strikes”
  • April 22: Steven Bittner, History. Title: “Blending a Bordeaux, Russian-style: Oenology and the Modern Ambivalence”

Community Forum: Meeting challenges for the healthy communities planning movement

  • April 9: Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, Senior Health Advisor, California Governors Office of Planning and Research & Peter Rumble, Deputy County Administrator for Community and Government Affairs, County of Sonoma. Free and open to the public. 5:00-6:30pm in the SSU Environmental Technology Center. More information.

Community Forum: Urban Agriculture, Community Development, and Healthier Places
One City’s Dynamic Collaboration

  • March 5: Al Zelinka, Community Development Director for the City of Riverside and ENSP’s 2013-14 Planner in Residence, will join us to explore Riverside’s upcoming “Grow Riverside” conference. Free and open to the public. 5:00-6:30pm in the SSU Environmental Technology Center. More information.

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, Spring 2014

The Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Tuesdays from 4:00PM-5:50PM in Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall 101)

  • January 14:  Professor Diane L. Parness, Sonoma State University. Introduction to the series & “The Master Race” (past)
  • January 21: Stephen Bittner, Sonoma State University.  The Holocaust in Historical Perspective Prof. (past)
  • January 28: Paul Schwarzbart. Breaking the Silence: A Holocaust Childhood (past)
  • February 4: Professor Sergio LaPorta, CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program. The Armenian Genocide (past)
  • February 11: Professor Myrna Goodman, Sonoma State University. The Concept of Genocide (past)
  • February 18: Professor Barry Preisler, Sonoma State University. Origins of Anti-Semitism in Europe (past)
  • February 25: Hans Angress. Lessons Learned from a Holocaust Childhood (past)
  • March 4: Professor Eric Williams, Sonoma State University. Perspectives On International War Crimes
  • March 11: Mirza Velagic, Voices of the Bosnian Genocide. The Bosnian Genocide—Past, Present and Future
  • March 25: Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States Rwanda. Twenty Years After Genocide
  • April 1: Professor James Waller, Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College. Becoming Evil
  • April 8: Professor Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman, Professor of Holocaust Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Gender & Genocide
  • April 15: Professor Beatriz Manz, University of California, Berkeley. The Guatemalan Genocide
  • April 22: Prof. Diane Parness, Sonoma State University. Hungary: The Perfect Storm
  • April 29: Prof. Greg Sarris,Endowed Professor, Sonoma State University and Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Genocide Beneath Our Feet

Queer Lecture Series, Spring 2014

The Queer Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Thursdays, 12:00-12:50, Stevenson 1002

  • January 23: Julio Salgado. I Exist: My Undocumented and Queer Narrative Through Art (past)
  • January 30: Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler. Black, Trans and Indie. (past)
  • February 13: Raquel Gutiérrez, Radical Narcissism. (past)
  • February 20: Xandra Ibarra. Stuck With This. (past)
  • February 27: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarashina. F*cking Sh*t Up For Freedom: QTPOC Performance Beyond Survival. (past)
  • March 6: Ryan Lee Cartwright. Peculiar Places: A Queer/Crip History of Rural Nonconformity.
  • March 13: Michael Nava. From Mental Illness to Marriage Equality: the LGBT Rights Movement.
  • March 27: Jai Arun Ravine. Mixed Race, Mixed Gender, Mixed Genre: Dis-fluency and Illegibility in Identity and Art-making.
  • April 10: Toby Beauchamp. X-Ray Specs: Transgender Politics and Surveillance at the Airport.
  • April 17: Maisha Johnson. Art and Creativity in LGBTQ Justice Work.
  • May 1: Marcia Ochoa. Queen for a Day: Transformistas, beauty queens and the performance of femininity in Venezuela.

Public Lectures in Depth Psychology, Spring 2014

The Public Programs in Depth Psychology are free and open to the public. Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 pm (doors open at 9:30am), Art 108

  • January 25: Barbara Holifield, M.S.W., M.F.T., Indwelling: Our Human Participation in the Dream of the Earth (past)
  • February 22: Francis Weller, M.A., M.F.T., Living in the Ashes: The Sacred Work of Grief (past)
  • April 5: Daniel Polikoff, Ph.D., Rilke: Poetry and the Art of Soul-Making

Special Lecture: Bring the Tent, The Occupy Movement, Outdoor Politics, and the History of American Camping

  • March 14: Phoebe S.K. Young, Associate Professor of History, University of Colorado, Author of California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place Speaking on her new project: Sleeping Outside: The Public Nature of Camping in America, under contract with Oxford University Press, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Room Salazar 2025.

Special Lecture: An Evening with Dolores Huerta

  • March 27: The H. Andrea Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series presents and Evening with Dolores Huerta, 7:30 PM, Sonoma State University Student Center Ballroom. Open to the public. Free to SSU students, but tickets required. Ticket pricing and admissions information available here.

Special Lecture: Sex, Bullies and You

  • April 28: Kate Bornstein. Sex, Bullies, and You: How America’s bully culture is messing with your sex life. Free and open to the public.**Evening lecture, 7pm in TBD** (part of the Queer Lecture Series, co-sponsored by ASP and HUB)