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FELLOWS jUlie sze (american stUDies)


“Denormalizing Landscapes of Injustice in the San Joaquin Valley”


With the funding provided by CCI, Sze worked to de- velop two projects rooted in concerns about social jus- tice in the Central Valley: an article about the Kettleman City birth defects controversy; and “Driving with Isao,” an online and print project based on interviews with social justice researcher Isao Fujimoto. In both proj- ects, according to her proposal, Sze aims to shed light on “persistent patterns of contamination and destruc- tion in the Central Valley [which] are not accidental, but instead, endemic and embedded in systems of exploita- tion, heightened in an era of neoliberalism.” The proj- ects combine traditional academic research and publi- cations with online and collaborative research projects that cross campus/community divides.


SUMMER RESEARCH GRADUATE FELLOWS trisha barUa (cUltUral stUdies)


“Field Research at Northern California Trader Joe’s Stores”


With her CCI award, Barua was able to conduct field research for her dissertation project, which uses Trader Joe’s stores as sites of Bay Area race and class politics. Her research on this topic addresses issues of food ac- cess, consumption practices, and the dissemination of middle-class culture. Additionally, according to Barua’s proposal, the project works to “shed light upon how the state is imagined in various locations across the country through an everyday space of consumption, the grocery store,” by informing our understanding of how Califor- nia functions as a symbol or icon both within and out- side of its borders.


“Civic Engagement Unbound: Social & Spatial Forms of Inclusion/Exclusion in Marginalized Communities”


With the assistance of the CCI award, Zagofsy con- ducted ethnographic research investigating the civic engagement practices of low-income and multiethnic communities and how social and spatial boundaries shape such practices. Zagofsky’s case study in South Sacramento involved the collection and analysis of data from participant observations, interviews, documents, and archival records to address how social and spatial boundaries of inclusion/exclusion are produced and the consequences of this social and spatial boundary- making for civic engagement processes.


d h i . u c d a v i s . e d u 13 lori laiwa (native american stUDies)


“Historical Narratives of the Central Pomo Indians”


Laiwa’s research award enabled her to conduct disserta- tion research at UC Berkeley and at the federal archives located in San Bruno, California. Her summer research focused on historical narratives connecting Central Pomo Indians to specific places within ancestral and contemporary territories between 1940 and present day. According to Laiwa’s proposal, this project explores “the cultural interactions, and traditional knowledge systems regarding migration routes, sacred places, fish and game disputes, land claims, and language” and rec- ognizes oral histories as “primary research materials for Indigenous communities where written history does not exist.” By integrating elder knowledge with more traditional written histories of significant events, plac- es, genealogies, traditions, ceremonies, and languages, Laiwa aims to provide a more balanced and nuanced understanding of the distinct Central Pomo culture.


tara zagofsky (hUman geography)


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