King Hall

The Aoki Center sponsors the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series, which brings scholars from across the UC Davis campus to King Hall every week to discuss scholarship on race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, and immigration.

Presentation by Professor Beth Rose Middleton

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM | King Hall, Rm 1303

Please join us for a presentation by Professor Beth Rose Middleton. Professor Middleton is an associate professor in the department of Native American Studies at UC Davis. Professor Middleton received a B.A. in Nature and Culture from UC Davis in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from UC Berkeley in 2008. She is the author of Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation, and is currently researching Indian land rights and hydroelectric development in northeastern California.

The Politics of Mass Prosecution

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM | King Hall, Rm 1303

Please join us for a presentation by Professor Irene Joe. Professor Joe received her B.A. in Government and African American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and her J.D. from Stanford University in 2006. Professor Joe was the Binder Teaching Fellow at UCLA School of Law where she taught courses in the Ethics of Criminal Justice, Voir Dire, and Trial Advocacy. Her scholarly interests involve examining the structural integrity of distribution decisions in under-resourced criminal justice institutions.

The Color of Water

Thursday, October 19, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM | King Hall, Rm 1303

Please join us for a presentation by Camille Pannu. Camille currently serves as the director of the Water Justice Clinic here at UC Davis. She received her B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley in 2006 and her J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 2011. Prior to joining King Hall, Camille served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the southern San Joaquin Valley, where she worked with low-income residents to combat poverty and environmental racism.

Presentation by Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM | King Hall, Rm 1303

Please join us for a presentation by Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas. Professor Kohl-Arenas is the Faculty Director of Imagining America and an associate professor in the department of American Studies at UC Davis. Professor Kohl-Arenas received a B.A. in Sociology from Reed College in 1991, a M.S. in Community Development from UC Davis in 1999, and her Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies from UC Berkeley in 2010. She is the author of The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty, for which she was named "philanthropy critic of the year" by Inside Philanthropy in 2016.

Presentation by Keith Miyake

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM | King Hall, Rm 1303

Please join us for a presentation by Keith Miyake. Keith currently serves as a Chancellor's Postdoctral Fellow in the Department of American Studies at UC Davis. Keith received a B.A. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the Graduate Center at City University of New York in 2016. After his fellowship, Keith will be moving to Southern California to serve as an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside in the Fall of 2018.

A Right to Stay Home for Central American Migrants

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM | King Hall, Rm 1303

Please join us for a presentation by Vice Chancellor Raquel Aldana. Vice Chancellor Aldana currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Diversity  here at UC Davis and as Professor of Law at King Hall . She received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Arizona State University in 1993 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1997. Prior to joining King Hall, Vice Chancellor Aldana served as Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship at the McGeorge School of Law, where she founded and direct the Inter-American Program.

Please visit the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies webpage for more information.