micha cárdenas

micha_cardenasFriday, December 4th @ 2:30 PM
ASH (Adele Simmons Hall) Auditorium, Hampshire College
The Shift and the Stitch: Trans of Color Poetics
In her 2012 book The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities micha cárdenas elaborated a praxis of working with multiple realities, grounded in transgender experience. In her recent work, she continues this project by elaborating a trans of color poetics that can improve the chances of life for transgender women of color, who continue to be the number one target of murder among LGBTQ people in the US. cárdenas will discuss her practice-based research projects, including Local Autonomy Networks (Autonets), Redshift and Portalmetal (Redshift) and Unstoppable.

micha cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. She is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington at Bothell. She completed her Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 and her solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, and community and public spaces around the world.

Navigating Challenging Discussions with Students: Providing and Receiving Critical Feedback

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 10:30am – 12:30 pm in the Faculty Staff Lounge in FPH.

If you have ever written a letter of recommendation when you wanted to say no, have struggled with “telling the truth” even when it would deflate a student’s goals, or have bristled at your own course evaluations, this session will have something for you. Critical feedback is difficult to provide and receive. Join us for lunch to talk about why that is and strategies to improve the experience.

Becky Packard, Professor of Psychology & Education, is responsible for Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College and is the Director of the Weissman Center. Her research focuses on mentoring, with an emphasis on the experiences of first-generation college students, women, nontraditional-aged students, and persons of color in higher education.

RSVP to Jackie Jeffery at jmjDO@hampshire.edu are not necessary but appreciated.

The Challenging Discussions Series is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning.