13. February 2015 · Comments Off on Reading by Deborah Miranda · Categories: Events
Hemispheric South/s is excited to announce an upcoming event with Deborah Miranda, author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (2013), The Zen of La Llorona(2005), and Indian Cartography (1999). Miranda is currently the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee University.
You are warmly invited to a reading of new work in the McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24. Light refreshments will be served.
23. January 2015 · Comments Off on Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Poetry Workshop · Categories: Events

Please join Hemispheric South/s in welcoming Allison Adelle Hedge Coke to UCSB for a poetry workshop on Friday, January 30 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the HSSB McCune Conference room. The workshop is part of a two-day visit co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Research Focus Group at UCSB. Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to RSVP. The flyer for the poetry workshop is posted below:

Poetry Workshop Flyer

Hedge Coke will be giving a reading of Streaming, her newest release, at the IHC’s McCune Conference room at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.


10. January 2015 · Comments Off on “Dance of India Festival” Scholarly/Artistic Conference · Categories: Events

Come join UCSB’s Dance and Theater department for a day of scholarly and artistic conversation around the 3-day event, Bells of Change: the Dance of India Festival.

Schedule below:

Bells of Change

Dance, Film and Contemporary Performance from India


Friday, January 16, 2014

HSSB Ballet Studio




8:30 Coffee and Bagels


9:00 Dean Majewski



9:05 Ninotchka Bennahum

Opening Remarks


9:10/15 Pallabi Chakravorty Categories Fall Apart:  Indian Dance Revolutions


9:50 – 10:00 Question & Answer


10:05 – 11:00 Artist/Scholar Roundtable

Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda, Pallabi Chakravorty, Anurima Banerj, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar

Moderator: Christopher Pilafian


11 – 12:00 Anurima Banerji

Keynote: Nrityagram: Tradition in Transgression


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch served

Film Showing: Nrityagram: For Love of Dance (2010) Directed by Nan Melville

(27 minutes)


1:00 – 1:45 Mary Hancock

In Conversation with Filmmaker Aparna Sharma

Film Excerpts: Kamakha: Through Prayerful Eyes (2013)


2:00 – 2:30 Anthony Shay

Paper Title: Dirty Dancing Courtesans from Persia to India


2:30 – 3:00 Swati Chattopahdyay

Paper Title: Anomalous Spaces: Representations of Dance Performance in Colonial India





3:00 – 4:00

Mother-Daughter Guru Traditions: Tradition in Transition

Participants: Vijayalakshmi-Mythili Prakash, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar,

Vijayalakshmi-Bharati Shivaji

Moderated by: Kay Talwar



4:00 – 5:00

Critical Topics in South Asian Performance and Indian Dance and Film

Scholar/Artist Panel

Participants: Anurima Banerji, Pallabi Chakravorty, Swati Chattopadhyay, Aparna Sharma

Moderated by Sevi Bayraktar (UCLA World Arts & Cultures, Graduate Student)



5:00 – 6:30 Reception in Foyer of PAT



6:30 – 8:30 Indian Dinner – Kay Talwar

30. April 2014 · Comments Off on Don’t Miss Arroz Con Mango! · Categories: Events

Hemispheric South/s is excited to announce the upcoming staged reading of Arroz Con Mango on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the MCC Theater. Admission is free.

21. February 2014 · Comments Off on Graduate Student Conference (in honor of T. DeFrantz and Kyle Abraham) CFP · Categories: News

Please follow this link to a PDF of an exciting opportunity to present work on the intersections of race, queerness, and contemporary dance:

Graduate Conference on Race, Queerness, and Contemporary Dance CFP


Kyle Abraham’s Pavement ; Photography © Carrie Schneider




23. October 2013 · Comments Off on An Evening of Spoken Word with OVEOUS · Categories: Events

The Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative is excited to announce co-sponsorship of an incredible event hosted by UCSB’s MultiCultural Center:

An Evening of Spoken Word with OVEOUS

This Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm

Muddy Waters Café – 508 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara

OVEOUS is a poet, rapper, vocalist, and producer that embodies brilliant lyricism with a powerful performance. He earned a standing ovation on HBO Def Jam, has won on “Showtime at the Apollo” multiple times, and starred in the film SP!T narrated by Rosario Dawson. He just released a new album titled “KILL YOUR MYTH” a rap music explosion of life, culture, and sound.

Oveous poster

01. April 2013 · Comments Off on Bodies in Space 2013 · Categories: Events




The Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center will host the third installment of “Bodies in Space,” a UC-wide Guerrilla-Style Performance Theory Graduate Conference. This year’s conference theme, Listening, invites participants to make meaning across fluid boundaries of theory, praxis, social justice movements, disciplinary knowledge, and affective response. Led by Los Angeles performance artist Karen Anzoategui, participants will engage in a daylong performance workshop, which will culminate in an impromptu collaborative performance open to the public.

APRIL 13, 2013

Please join us!



27. February 2013 · Comments Off on Duplicitous Inclusions: Race and Subject of Nation – Friday March 8th from 1-4pm in SH 1415 · Categories: Events

The Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative and the American Cultures & Global Contexts Center have collaboratively organized a mini-conference next Friday, March 8, 2013 from 1-4pm in SH 1415 Duplicitous Inclusions: Race and Subject of Nation.

In performance, lived blackness as a subaltern location of national identity reveals and resists state and social processes of contradictory exclusion and hyper-visibility. It becomes a particular site for confronting incursions of insidious and overt marginalizations. In the research presented at Duplicitous Inclusions: Race and Subject of Nation, creative artists forge feeling and consciousness around racial exclusions that inconvenience and confound the national self-image in South Africa and the United States. The keynote addresses explore the terms of confronting racism in the face of the fantasy that it no longer exists. These scholars examine race and representation in the development of a seemingly new landscape of racial meaning and national knowledge.

This exciting event will feature two visiting scholarsDr. Brandi Wilkins Catanese,
Associate Professor of African American Studies & Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Xavier Livermon, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University. Through cross-disciplinary dialogue, we hope to engage questions central to the missions of both the ACGCC’s Antiracism Inc. program and the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative’s focus on Race and Affect. A flyer with the schedule is included below:



17. January 2013 · Comments Off on Don’t miss the ::Transpacifics Roundtable:: this Friday 1/18 at noon! · Categories: Events

28. November 2012 · Comments Off on Hip Hop Theater Artist Rickerby Hinds Coming to UCSB on Dec. 6-7 · Categories: Events

On December 6-7 Hip Hop Theater Artist Rickerby Hinds will be visiting our campus. On Thursday night at 8pm in Girvertz 1004, don’t miss a performance of Dreamscape written and directed by Professor Hinds.  I’ve included more information about his critically acclaimed play here:


In 1998 a 19-year-old African American young woman was shot to death by four police officers in Riverside, California – while passed out in her car. Through poetry, dance and beatboxing, Dreamscape explores the life of Myeisha Mills (Tyisha Miller) and re-frames her death by following the trajectory and impact of the 12 bullets that struck her – each one triggering its own unique memory.

Read an article about the show here.

Watch a short rehearsal video here.

He will also be facilitating two workshop sessions to which you are all invited as audience members. A schedule is included below:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

8-9:30pm :: performance of Dreamscape (Girvetz 1004)

9:30-10pm :: Q&A with playwright and actors (Girvetz 1004)

Friday, December 7, 2012

11-1 :: Hip Hop Theater Workshop w/playwright and director, Professor Rickerby Hinds, UCR (Girvetz 1004)

2-3 :: Hip Hop Theater Workshop w/Professor Rickerby Hinds featuring Stacks of Obits by Stephanie Batiste (SRB Multipurpose Room)

Hope to see you all there, and please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Student Research Assistant Alison Reed (hemsouths@gmail.com) for more information!