People, Place, and Power: A Social Science Speaker Series

People, Place, and Power: A Social Science Speaker Series is a new project that explores emerging issues across the social sciences. The program of guest lectures provides a platform to engage the remarkable expertise and experiences of Bay Area academics, practitioners, activists, and community stakeholders in the space of Ohlone College. The series brings together diverse perspectives that consider a breadth of contemporary topics ranging from gangs, gender, and gentrification to nature and nationalism. We warmly encourage and invite students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members to attend these talks, which are free-of-charge to attend and open to all! The events are hour-long presentations, including time for questions and discussion, and are held during select spring semester dates. The talks and topics are designed to target a wide audience and they offer accessible, provocative, and timely approaches to thinking about society and space, people and place.

Fall 2019:  The Speaker Series  dates have not yet been finalized - please check back in August!


Contact Information

For more information, please contact Adam Levy, Associate Professor of Geography ( or Katherine Michel, Assistant Professor of Political Science (