Spring 2019 Faculty Author Series
May 21, 2019
The Library hosted another successful semester of Faculty Author Series talks this past spring featuring two of our amazing female faculty here at UC Merced. If you missed these events, here is a brief summary of each talk. Be sure to catch next semester's Faculty Author Talks (more info to be released at a later time).
Faculty Author Series: Jessica Trounstine
February 7, 2019
Join us for an author talk featuring Associate Professor Jessica Trounstine. Jessica will discuss her book, Segregation by Design, which draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation.
Starting in the early twentieth century, cities have used their power of land use control to determine the location and availability of housing, amenities (such as parks), and negative land uses (such as garbage dumps). The result has been segregation - first within cities and more recently between them. Documenting changing patterns of segregation and their political mechanisms, Trounstine argues that city governments have pursued these policies to enhance the wealth and resources of white property owners at the expense of people of color and the...
Faculty Author Series: Maria DePrano
February 6, 2019
Maria DePrano will discuss her book, Art Patronage, Family, and Gender in Renaissance Florence: The Tornabuoni, which presents a comprehensive picture of how one Florentine family commissioned art to gain recognition in their society, revere God, honor family members, especially women, and memorialize deceased loved ones. This book examines the multi-media art patronage of three generations of the Tornabuoni family, who commissioned works from innovative artists, such as Sandro Botticelli and Rosso Fiorentino.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Author Series: Food Futures by Catherine Keske
October 16, 2018
Celebrate World Food Day and taste regional specialties from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador as Dr. Keske shares excerpts from her book, 'Food Futures', that explores the origins, present-day complexities, and future of the Newfoundland and Labrador food system. She will also discuss the impact that Central Valley food production has internationally, even in seemingly obscure regions.