COVID-19

Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Events - past

Friday, June 4, 2021 -- 3:10 pm

TAC Workshop on "Assessing and Grading Efficiently, Effectively, and Equitably in Anthropology" - Hannah Nelson and Giulia Gallo
Hannah Nelson is a Teaching Assistant Consulting Fellow, Graduate Teaching Community Facilitator and STEM Squad Program Coordinator
Giulia Gallo is one of our own and a Teaching Assistant Consulting Fellow

Friday, May 21, 2021 --  3:10pm
“Policing on Campus” - Meghan Zulian, PhD Student, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Meghan Zulian is a UAW2865 researcher and co-author of the recently published UAW 2865 report on policing at UC

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Project Biodiversify: Tools for promoting diversity & inclusivity in  biology classrooms: https://projectbiodiversify.org

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Jerika Heinze - Safety and sexual assault during fieldwork: http://fieldworkinitiative.org

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Dr. Alan Klima

Teaching Doubt and Faith in Video Imagery and the Trial of Officers Beating Rodney King

This presentation takes a step back from recent action around police caught on tape beating and killing of African Americans to the arguable origination video of this phenomenon, the beating of Rodney King, and it's use in the trial that acquitted the officers subsequently. It can serve as an example of how to present media events to students in ways that raise simple yet pertinent questions about media form. In this case, these questions pertain to the dangers of naive faith in the video image but also our necessary dependance on visual realism for exposing injustice.

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:10 PM PST - Colloquium speaker

Towards a more inclusive university: progress, strategies and opportunities

Dr. Yvette Gullatt
University of California Office of the President
Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs
Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST - Department-wide meeting to discuss initiatives

Dear all,

As members of the UC Davis Department of Anthropology’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC), we have been meeting regularly since our last department-wide meeting on June 26, 2020. Since then, we have begun work on a DEIC website. We have also carefully reviewed and discussed the letter written by graduate students. Together, we have thought through the action items therein and the possibilities for incorporating them into our department. As a result, we have expanded upon the letter from graduate students, and in some cases revised it. Where revisions were made, they sustained the original goal of the letter: to institutionalize anti-racism and build solidarity with underrepresented members of our community.

The updated document is attached, and we will hold a meeting to discuss these action items on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3:10 PM PST. The zoom invitation is below. To facilitate our discussion, we ask that you read the document before the meeting and come prepared to actively engage with its content. We will structure our meeting so that members of our department can a) pose questions, b) offer different perspectives/disagree, and c) offer elaborations and/or additional resources. Due to time considerations, discussions about each lettered topic will be timed. We will convene ongoing conversations about each topic through focus group sessions in the Winter and Spring quarters of 2021. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Sincerely,

Suzana Sawyer, Teresa Steele, Giulia Gallo, Marie McDonald, and Kat Morucci