The LA Writing Group grew out of a collaborative USC-UCLA seminar on Los Angeles history co-taught by Professors William Deverell and Eric Avila. The group currently includes grad students and junior scholars from USC and UCLA as well as UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, Yale, and the University of Paris.
The group provides a supportive environment for scholarship in progress that deals with Los Angeles and Southern California. All disciplines are welcome. We have members in history, art history, film studies, and American studies and ethnicity.
Meetings take place at the Huntington Library and via Skype. Feel free to contact DanielLynch@ucla.edu if you have questions or would like to participate.
(Click on LA Metro Schedule 2014-2015 below for details)
Pre-circulated paper, "A worth-while living from the soil: Gender and The Backyard 'Farmlet' in Pre-WWII Southern California."
Eileen V. Wallis, Associate Professor of History, Cal Poly Pomona
Pre-circulated paper, "Crossing Boundaries, Crossing the Continent: Movements of Early Pentecostals in Los Angeles."
Caroline Harris, Ph.D. candidate in History, UCLA
This session is capped at 25 people.
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