September 6 Lunch & Learn: Stereotypes and Survival

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 09:27 AM

Join us for our last Lunch & Learn ​of the summer, featuring talks by graduate students in Communication and Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology! Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the Library. ​Come enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from grad students across the campus.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: ​Stereotypes and Survival

​Wednesday, ​​September 6
Noon-1 p.m.
Library, Room 1312 (map)
Lunch will be provided
*To help us estimate food, please RSVP*

"Is it Really Representation? A Critical Qualitative Content Analysis of Fresh off the Boat, Jane the Virgin, and Blackish"

David Stamps
Graduate Student in ​Communication

Entertainment media is positioned to reproduce and reinforce negative stereotypes of underrepresented communities. However, the production of television shows focused on minority social groups has the potential to represent a new narrative and showcase diversity and inclusion within entertainment media’s landscape. But is that actually the case? David discusses the representation of Asians, Latinos, and Black Americans in television programming Fresh off the Boat, Jane the Virgin, and Blackish, respectively, and shares results addressing character representation, cultural themes, and repackaged negative stereotypes.

"Exploring the Effects of Queen Personality on Fitness and Colony Success in Paper Wasp"

Colin Wright
Graduate Student in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

The behavior of individuals has enormous consequences for their survival. And when these individuals are highly influential, such as the queens of social insects, the importance of their behavior for group success is even greater. ​Colin's work focuses on queen behavior or "personality," and how ​scientists can use queens to predict both the emergent behavior of their colonies as well as colony success in the wild.

This event will be moderated by​ ​​Rebecca Metzger, UCSB Library's ‎Assistant University Librarian for Outreach & Academic Collaboration.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Shawn Warner-Garcia.

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