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Caroline Collins The Washington Post OpEd - Black Americans have deep ties to the Pacific– but they've been erased

Caroline Collins is a University of California president’s postdoctoral fellow in the department of history at UC Irvine and an affiliated researcher at UC San Diego. Her upcoming public history project on the Black Pacific is supported by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Caroline Collins' Interview with PBS Cinema Junkie: "Black People And A Sense Of Place"

 Post-doc Fellow Caroline Collins was recently interviewed about films that look to Black people and a sense of place. Hear the full interview here.

"We discuss films such as "Daughters of the Dust," "Eve’s Bayou," "Get Out," "Sorry To Bother You," "Last Black Man in San Francisco," and "Black Panther," and look to how each of those films defines a connection to the land or a place. She says, "There's just so much that we learn about ourselves and each other through the medium of film and through popular culture. [I hope you] watch films that you might not feel are something you would normally watch and really think about 'How are these films helping to shape your understanding of your rootedness or disconnectivity to a place?' And how might you be able to rethink your own relationship to your place through the films that you're watching?"

"Discussing Tourism Traps with Matilde Córdoba Azcárate" in Anthropology News

"Discussing Tourism Traps with Matilde Córdoba Azcárate"

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate speaks with Joseph Feldman about Stuck with Tourism: Space, Power, and Labor in Contemporary Yucatán, winner of the 2020 Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) Book Prize.

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Patrick Anderson's Work with the Breathable Streets Project Featured in The Voice of San Diego

As Interim Commissioner of the Commission on Police Practices, Professor Patrick Anderson, was featured in the Voice of San Diego for his intervention in a recent delay in an ordinance that outlined how changes to the previous commission would be implemented.

"Measure B, approved by nearly 75 percent of city voters, promised to replace the old Community Review Board on Police Practices with a new Commission on Police Practices that, unlike its predecessor, would have subpoena power to investigate complaints of police misconduct, officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths, among other reforms."

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