The HSS Report
October 2018


Cliff Leek (Sociology) was recently interviewed on Boston NPR's Here & Now, in the segment, "Amid Kavanaugh Allegations, Rethinking The Common Refrain 'Boys Will Be Boys'." Cliff is the current president of the American Men's Studies Association and author of the forthcoming book Boy oh Boy, a collection of 30 coming-of-age stories from successful male figures.
Chelsie Romulo (Environmental & Sustainability Studies) was featured on the podcast, Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers in the episode, "North Stars: the leaders in your journey with guest Dr. Chelsie Romulo." Listen to Dr. Romulo's podcast.
George Thomas (Hispanic Studies) has published a chapter, “Guaman Poma’s Library: Costume Books and the Illustration of an Indigenous Manuscript,” in the edited volume Latin American Textualities: History, Materiality, and Digital Media (Univ. of Arizona Press, 2018).
Greg Williams (Political Science) recently published two articles. One, “Old Ideas for New Times: Radical History in International Political Economy,” appeared in Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. In it, Greg considers assumptions about the past and future, and argues for a radical vision of history as a relevant counterweight to moderate approaches. In the other, “Will We Know it When We See It? Contemplating Emergent World-Systems,” published in the Journal of Globalization Studies, Greg proposes criteria for measuring the rise of post-capitalist systems. 
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International Film Series Upcoming Screenings
All films located in Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library. Watch the film trailers.
Sorry to Bother You 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Handsome Devil
October 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Welcome to Leith
October 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.
October 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Liyana screening followed by Q&A with the film's Emmy-nominated cinematographer and director/producer, Aaron Kopp.
Fake News Panel
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
University Center Columbine A
HSS Seminar Series: Constructing Chicana/o Leadership in New Mexico
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 2055
Panel Discussion on White Supremacy
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Ross Hall Rm 1010

Introducing the HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

The HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, founded by Dr. Dennis Aguirre in the Department of Hispanic Studies, will include monthly talks that feature the latest scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences. Speakers include UNC faculty from across campus as well as scholars from universities around the country. These seminars foster collegiality, intellectual exchange, and encourage creativity and scholarly achievement. Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to attend. The intent of the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is the promotion of the vibrant intellectual culture at UNC exemplified by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Call for Presenters—Those interested in presenting their research this Fall or Spring as part of the HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series are invited to submit a short abstract and C.V. to

Seminar series kicks off with lecture on New Mexico Chicana/o movement

Learn about the Chicana/o movement in New Mexico from Dr. Dennis Aguirre, Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies, with the seminar, "Constructing Chicana/o Leadership in New Mexico: Las Corras Negras (The Black Berets), 1969-1974." View the event flyer.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 2055

HSS-sponsored panels discuss current issues

Journalism and Media Studies panel will address "Fake News" 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the Journalism and Media Studies program in the School of Communication, will be hosting a panel of UNC-affiliated journalism experts to discuss the "fake news" phenomenon. The event will be in Columbine A beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Light refreshments will be served. 

HSS Diversity Advisory Board set to explore issue of White Supremacy

The HSS Diversity Advisory Board will be working with campus partners, including Native American Student Services, to bring the issue of white supremacy to campus for discussion.
  • The first event will be in conjunction with the International Film Series to show the documentary, Welcome to Leith (see trailer below). The film will be screened in Lindou Auditorium at 7 p.m. on October 18. IFS films are free and open to everyone.
  • Then, on October 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Ross 1010, a panel discussion will be held to talk about the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. and Colorado. Panelists so far include Abby Ferber, a Sociology professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Scott Levin, from the Anti-Defamation League in Denver.
Welcome to Leith film trailer

Sociology Graduate featured as 7Everyday Hero

Tasha VanMarter, a UNC sociology graduate, was featured as a Denver7 7Everyday Hero for her work with the nonprofit, Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment, which VanMarter founded. Joyful Journeys helps improve the lives of families by providing services like food, clothes, hygiene products, and school supplies. The organization also provides tutoring and after school support, exercise and nutrition classes, and many more services. Read the article about VanMarter.

In case you missed it... 

Upcoming Shulze Speakers sponsored by HSS programs and faculty 

"Disturbing the Peace" documentary features a story of resilience and reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian “Combatants for Peace." The film is followed by a public conversation with the film’s producers, Stephen Apkon and Marcina Hale. Tickets are required (but are free) - reserve your seat now. The film and discussion will be October 9 at 6 p.m. in the University Center Longs Peak Ballroom.

Chad Pregracke, CNN Hero of the Year 2013, and the Founder and President of Living Lands and Waters, will speak on November 13 at 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballrooms. Learn more about this event.

2018 HSS All College Meeting held Aug. 29

Attendees at the 2018 All College Meeting heard from Dean Laura Connolly, President Andrew Feinstein, and Interim Provost Theo Kalikow. To continue to improve this event, please take a moment to fill out a survey (whether you were able to attend or not).
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