Prof. Lisa Rofel to Speak at Research Frontiers Evening

September 05, 2017

Lisa Rofel

The Division of Social Sciences will hold its annual interdisciplinary Research Frontiers Evening, Thursday, October 26, at the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz. The event brings together faculty, students, and community members to present and learn about how social sciences research is engaging key issues of the 21st century. Lisa Rofel, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Center for Emerging Worlds, will be one of the seven faculty speakers, presenting a talk entitled, "What Does China's Rise Mean for the Global South?"

These Social Sciences "Ed Talks" will have food, wine, and great ideas for attendees. Research Frontiers Evening is free and open to the public. All guests must register prior to attending. This year's event will engage research focused on community, global engagement, robots, the environment, and policy. Rofel’s research interests include the historical relations between socialism and capitalism in the 20th century with a focus on China, gender relations and sexuality, and China's contemporary emergence as a rising power. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. 

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