Fall 2021 Speaker Schedule

September 23, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

  • Lauren Wolfe, "Journalism With a Mission: How Reporting on Atrocities Can Lead to Justice"

    • Lauren Wolfe is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications from The Atlantic to The New York Times. She is the publisher of Chills, where she pulls back the curtain on many years of international investigative reporting. Wolfe is formerly a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine, director of WMC Women Under Siege--a journalism project on sexualized violence in conflict originated by Gloria Steinem at the Women's Media Center--and senior editor at the Committee to Protect Journalists. Twitter: @Wolfe321


October 28, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

  • Dra. Aurora Chang, "Rejection is Redirection -- Why Your Mess is Your Message"

    • Dra. Aurora Chang is a once undocumented Guatemalan immigrant turned hyperdocumented professor of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and The University of Texas at Austin, she earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a programmatic focus on Cultural Studies in Education. Dra. Chang's research centers on the intersection of education, identity, and agency within traditionally marginalized communities. She is the author of the book The Struggles of Identity, Education and Agency in Undocumented Students' Lives: The Burden of Hyperdocumentation.


November 9, 1:00 - 2:30 pm: 

  • Dr. Rachel Hope Cleves, "Six Ways of Looking at a Trans Man? The Life of Frank Shimer (1826 - 1901)"

    • Dr. Rachel Hope Cleves is professor of history at the University of Victoria and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. A graduate of UC Berkeley, and former Bay Area resident, Dr. Cleves is the author of three books and many articles and chapters in the history of sexuality, food history, and transatlantic cultural history. She is currently working on two historical book projects: a history of food and sex in the Anglosphere from 1750 to the present day, and the biography of a notorious nineteenth-century American adventuress who was arrested by the Russian secret police in 1874 after the nephew of the Tsar stole diamonds from a royal icon to give to her.


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