LA History & Metro Studies Group

Recorded Programming

#TIMESUP/#MeToo in Hollywood: Los Angeles as a Company Town

April 12, 2019

  • Kathy Feeley, moderator
  • Kerri Stoughton-Jackson, Deputy Director, Outfest Los Angeles
  • Dr. Katherine Pieper, Research Scientist, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, USC
  • Alana Hauser, Manager of Catalyst & Women’s Public Programs, Sundance Institute and ReFrame
  • Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter


Election 2018: The Political Landscape in LA and California

September 21, 2018

  • Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College
  • Fernando Guerra, Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies and Director of the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University
  • Marilú Guevara, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles
  • Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Torie Osborn, Progressive Activist


The Sanctuary City Movement in Southern California, Past and Present

September 15, 2017


Gentrification and Smart Growth in Southern California: Trends and Challenges

February 10, 2017

  • James Bonar, former Executive Director, Clifford Beers Housing
  • Hillary Jenks, Graduate Writing Coordinator, UC Riverside
  • James Rojas, urban planner and community activist
  • Leonardo Vilchis, Co-Founder, Union de Vecinos


Bringing Archives to the People

December 2, 2016

Roundtable panel on how historians, archivists, and practitioners make archival documents visible to a wider public.

  • Nathan Masters, USC Libraries; Lost LA, KCET
  • Liza Posas, LA as Subject Coordinator, USC Libraries; Head Archivist, Autry National Center
  • Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication, Annenberg School, USC
  • Yusef Omowale, Director, Southern California Library for Social Studies
  • Jennifer Watts, Curator of Photography, The Huntington Library


Globalization on the Ground: Social Justice and the Environment in and around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

September 18, 2015

  • Chris Cannon, Chief Sustainability Officer of the Port of LA,
  • Juan de Lara, ethnic studies and geography scholar of USC,
  • Angelo Logan, community activist and co-founder of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice,
  • James Tejani, historian from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Moderator Cathy Gudis, UC Riverside