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Lecture Series

Visual & Cultural Studies Lecture Series sponsored by ASCC



  • Dr. James Fishburne (Forest Lawn Museum), "Replicating Michelangelo: Modern and Postmodern Monuments in L.A. and Beyond," March 30, 2021.
  • Anuradha Vikram (LA-based Writer, Curator, and Educator), "Historical Revisions: Looking Back on Five Years of Decolonizing Culture,” May 6, 2021.
  • Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank (SmartHistory), "Beyond the canon and the textbook: Expanding Art History with SmartHistory," May 11, 2021.


  • Melody Rodari (Loyola Marymount University), "Colonial Legacies: Buddhist Art in the Modern Museum," March 11, 2020.
  • Young Joon Kwak, "Artist Talk: Dilectio," February 24, 2020.
  • Rebecca Hall (USC Pacific Asia Museum), "We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles," February 20, 2020.
  • "Locatora Radio: A Radiophonic Novela Femme Defense Workshop," A workshop about the history of self-defense and resilience of femmes and women of color from a Latin American and U.S. Latinx context, presented by Visual and Cultural Studies Program in collaboration with the Latinx Heritage Month Committee, September 18, 2019. 

Erikki Huhtamo lecture


  • Erikki Huhtamo (University of California, Los Angeles), "Kaleidoscope, Pokémon Go, and Media Manias: A Media Archaeological Perspective," April 11, 2019.
  • Heather Graham (California State University, Long Beach), "Mourning at the Margins: Reading Raphael's Entombment Altarpiece through the History of Affect," March 28, 2019.
  • Laura Llwellyn (J. Paul Getty Museum), "Simone Martini: Painter and Pioneer," January 31, 2019.
  • Bridget Cooks (University of California, Irvine), "The Black Index," October 30, 2018.
  • Jennifer King, (Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA]), "Museum Pictures: Vera Lutter at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art," October 23, 2018.

Laura Llwellyn lecture


  • Peter Weller, PhD, "A Reassessment in Historiography and Gender: Donatello's Bronze David in the Twenty-First Century, "May 8, 2018.
  • Star Montana, “Artist Talk,” April 16, 2018.
  • Judithe Hernández, "Time Travel on the Expo Line: Designing the Art for the Downtown Santa Monica Terminus Station," March 26, 2018.
  • Kim Richter (Getty Research Institute), "Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas," October 17, 2017.



  • Judithe Hernandez lectureJulie Trager and James MacDevitt (Cerritos College), “Tangerine: Film Screening and Discussion,” April 24, 2017. 
  • Thomas Folland (L.A. Mission College), “Queer Modernism,” April 10, 2017.
  • Christine Milroy (Southern California Trangender Counseling), “Ma Vie en Rose: Film Screening and Discussion,” February 28, 2017.


  • Panel Discussion: "ROUND TWO:“B***h”, “H*e”, “N***a”:Gender Representations in Hip Hop," Spring Semester.   
    • Sohail Daulatzai University of California, Irvine
    • Melange Lavonne, Hip Hop artist
    • Ebony A. Utley, California State University, Long Beach
    • Oliver Wang California State University, Long Beach
    • Kristine Wright, University of California, Irvine 
  •  Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California), “Animating Revolt/Revolting Animation”, Spring Semester.


  • Panel Discussion: "B****, H**, N****: Gender Representations in Hip Hop," Spring Semester.  
    • Sohail Daulatzai, University of California, Irvine
    • Steven Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Karen Tongson, University of Southern California 


  • Panel Discussion: "Divas and Jeffes: Gender roles in American and Mexican Soap Opera, Spring Semester.
    • Dr. Jorge Garcia, California State University, Northridge.   
    • Dr. Kristine Wright, California State University, Long Beach
    • Dr. Jennifer Terry, University of California, Irvine.   
    • Dr. Lena Chao, California State University, Los Angeles.


  • Mark Greenfield, "Artist Talk," Spring Semester.


  • Juliette Minces (Author), "Veiled: Women in Islam," Spring Semester.

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