UCLA IS Colloquium Features Diverse Topics in Information Fields

Experts from UCLA and nationwide share perspectives on information and power.

The UCLA Department of Information Studies continues its annual IS Colloquium Series on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies Building, Room 111. This winter and spring offer a wideranging examination of the most pressing issues in information fields today.

On Feb. 7, Adrienne Benally, doctoral student, Claremont Graduate University, will speak on “The ‘Coloniality of Power’ in Tribal Fossil Energy Development: Examining the Navajo Nation’s 2013 Decision to Actively Engage in Coal Mining.” Joe Sanchez, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (CUNY), will present “It’s not for us, it’s for THEM”: Mexican-American Experiences with Their School Library” on Feb. 21. The month concludes with representatives from the UCLA Labor Center, sharing their perspectives on “Research Justice: Research From the Ground Up,” on Feb. 28.

Spring events will include a talk by Aomar Boum, associate professor and vice-chair of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, “Paper, Heat and Termites: The Private Manuscripts of Southern Moroccan Oases” on Apr. 11, and Sarah T. Roberts, assistant professor at UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, with her “Status Update: Online Content Moderation at Crisis Point,” to take place on May 23.

The Information Studies Colloquium provides a forum for intellectual exchange and professional networking. All events are free and open to interested members of the community unless otherwise noted.

All colloquia are held in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) Building, Room 111, on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Receptions will follow after the presentations in the 2nd floor Salon.

A welcoming and accessible environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors is a goal of UCLA IS, including keeping IS classrooms as scent-free as possible by specifically avoiding the use of perfumes and colognes as they can trigger serious health issues. In this regard, as a courtesy to individuals who have fragrance allergies, please refrain from wearing personal care products with fragrance when attending classes and events in the GSE&IS Building. Visit this link for more information about being scent-free.

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