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GMTaC Lab

Upcoming Events

March 2021

GMTaC Lab Research Lecture: “Silicon Valley’s Caste System: Race, Class and All Women Coding Boot Camps” by Professor France Winddance Twine, UCSB

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley's Caste System: Race, Class and All Women Coding Boot Camps

Why do Black women comprise roughly 1.2% of technical workers in Silicon Valley technology firms? In this talk, Twine examines the 'inequality regimes' that currently operate in Silicon Valley and how recruiting practices shape the recruitment, retention, and treatment of technically-skilled women of diverse ethnic and class backgrounds.

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Transworlding (III): Hongyuan Jin (Economics), “The Influence of Foreign-born Directors on the US Film Industry”

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tranworlding

This chapter is the quantitative analysis on whether foreign-born directors show higher film yields than native-born directors in terms of the domestic and international box office, and the number of awards (e.g. Oscars) and award nominations. The study is conducted on a data set that I collected from multiple sources, and the data set includes about 27 thousand US-produced films released between 1925 and 2018.

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May 2021

Backyard Theory Meeting in May, 2021

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas

Professor Greg Siegel will facilitate a group discussion of Jonathan P. Eburne's book, Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas (University of Minnesota Press, 2018). If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please contact Tinghao Zhou at tinghaozhou@ucsb.edu

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