Sips & Scholars Speaker Series

Sips & Scholars Speaker Series

Thursday May 23, 2019; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SIPS & SCHOLARS SPEAKERS SERIES: Feb. 28th, Apr. 25th, May 23rd


Join the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland for the inaugural Sips and Scholars Speaker Series! Includes three outstanding women professors from UC Berkeley who will be discussing their research.

– $20.00 \ individual tickets              – $25.00 at door

– Snacks and no host bar                     – 7PM – 9PM  at the YWCA on the following dates:

Thursday February 28th – Lilia Soto, Professor of American & Latina/o Studies

Lilia Soto is Associate Professor of American Studies and Latina/o Studies at the University of Wyoming and visiting professor at UC Berkeley. From a historical and ethnographic position, her research focuses on comparative/relational race and ethnic studies, transnational migration, identity formation, and the interconnectedness of time, place age, gender, and sexuality. Her current research examines contemporary race relations in the Napa Valley.


Thursday April 25th – Sonia Katyal, Professor of  Law 

Sonia Katyal’s work focuses on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and civil rights (including antidiscrimination, privacy, and freedom of speech). Her current projects focus on the intersection between internet access and civil/human rights, with a special emphasis on the right to information; algorithmic transparency and discrimination; source code and the impact of trade secrecy; and a variety of projects on the intersection between gender and the commons. As a member of the university-wide Haas LGBT Cluster, Professor Katyal also works on matters regarding law, gender and sexuality.

Thursday May 23rd – Laura Nader, Professor of Anthropology

Laura Nader has been a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley since 1960 and she was the first woman to receive a tenure-track position in the department. Nader’s current work focuses on how central dogmas are made and how they work in law, energy science, and anthropology. Nader’s areas of interest include comparative ethnography of law and dispute resolution, conflict, comparative family organization, the anthropology of professional mindsets and ethnology of the Middle East, Mexico, Latin America and the contemporary United States. Nader is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995 the Law and Society Association awarded her the Kalven Prize for distinguished research on law and society.


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