Thank you to everyone who came to our Eleven's Eleventh Birthday celebration and made it a success!  A special thank you to our alumni speakers Aaron, Patricia, Souma, and Emily for taking the time out of their day to speak with us!

“Investigating the U.S. Military Crimes in Japan”
Hanayo Oya, a journalist and former visiting scholar at CJS, will discuss her latest investigative story on the issue of crimes perpetrated by U.S. military personnel against local people in Japan. Especially controversial has been the criminal jurisdiction over the U.S. military personnel, because of the Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), which are multilateral or bilateral agreements that protect U.S. military personnel from being subject to criminal justice systems in host countries. As a result, once jurisdiction is handed over to the U.S. side, there is no more legal recourse - and effectively no transparency - for the local communities affected by the crimes. Japanese laws don’t apply to the perpetrators, and Japanese journalists often treat these crimes as an extraterritorial matter. This state of affairs leaves crucial questions unanswered: How exactly were such agreements made between Japan and the U.S.? And what was the purpose of the agreements? The presenter will examine the historical background of the agreements as well as their influences to local communities in Japan. 

When: November 16, 4 PM
Where: Zoom 
Who: Hanayo Oya
Register for the event here

The Sustainable City: How Urban Policies Have Shaped Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Bay Area
SERC is hosting the event The Sustainable City: How Urban Policies Have Shaped Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Bay Area on Monday November 15th from 6-7:30 in room 82A BNorth and on zoom. Register at Panelists include local policy makers, grad students, researchers and professors! 

Event Address: SERC Space (2495 Bancroft Way, Suite 82C3, Berkeley, CA)
Event Time: Monday 11/15 6:00-7:30 PM
Questions? Contact

Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Students from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

This grant is made possible by a generous donation from Bill and Patrice Brandt.

Complete and submit the 2022 Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant Application here.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 17 by 9 AM
Questions? Contact IGS Program Manager, Sonia Moctezuma at

Stanford RegLab
The Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab) at Stanford University is hiring full-time pre-doctoral Research Fellows (Computational Science) to join their research team. This is a minimum one-year position, with the option of renewal.

​​Stanford RegLab is a social impact lab that partners with government and nonprofits to use machine learning and data science to modernize the public sector. They are an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, social scientists, engineers, and lawyers who are passionate about building high-impact demonstration projects for the future of governance. Some of their partners include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Internal Revenue  Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (Covid-19 response).

The deadline for the first round is 12pm PST on Monday, November 22, 2021. The deadline for the second round is 12pm PST on Monday, December 20, 2021. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. To be considered, please submit a CV, transcript (unofficial is ok), and project/code samples with your online application.

Apply here:

Undergraduate New Media Research Opportunity
The Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to offer two undergraduate research fellowships for Spring 2022! Selected students will have the opportunity to work closely with new media graduate students on dissertation-level research. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $1,000.

To apply, read the descriptions of projects here, and fill in this form by November 24, 2021.

Become a BUILD Reading Mentor!
Earn work study or field units by helping K-5th graders grow their reading skills! BUILD mentors work in teams at 20 East Bay elementary after school programs to support struggling readers. If you do not have Work Study, you cannot be paid but can mentor for units or as a volunteer. Average time commitment is 5-10 hours/week in the afternoons.  

Apply by: November 28 for priority placement at   
Pay: $16.32/hour in Work Study

Gillian Tett discusses her book Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life 
Amid severe digital disruption, economic upheaval, and political flux, how can we make sense of the world? Leaders today typically look for answers in economic models, Big Data, or artificial intelligence platforms. Gillian Tett will discuss her new book that points to anthropology—the study of human culture. 

Anthropologists learn to get inside the minds of other people, helping them not only to understand other cultures but also to appraise their own environment with fresh perspective as an insider-outsider, gaining lateral vision. Brad DeLong (Economics) will moderate and Julia Sizek (Anthropology) will comment.

When: Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 4-5:30pm Pacific Time

Paola Bacchetta

I am a Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Co-Director of the Political Conflict, Gender and Peoples’ Rights Project based at Berkeley, Stanford University and Columbia University. I am also Co-Coordinator of the (transnational) Decolonizing Sexualities Network. I was co-founder and first Chair of the Berkeley Gender Consortium. My Ph.D. in sociology is from The Sorbonne in France. I also studied at Delhi University in India. I teach in the following areas: (de)colonialism and sexuality; epistemologies of the global south(s); rethinking queer history, memory and archives; translocal to transnational feminist and queer alliances; Foucault; interrogating “development”; theory and critical research in women, gender and sexuality studies; social movements (feminist, queer, and right-wing). My books include: Co-Motion: On Feminist and Queer of Color Alliances (Duke, forthcoming); Global Racialities: Empire, Postcoloniality, and Decoloniality (with Sunaina Maira, Howard Winant, Routledge, 2019); Femminismi Queer Postcoloniali (with Laura Fantone, Ombre Corte, 2015); Gender in the Hindu Nation (New Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2004); and Right-Wing Women (with Margaret Power, Routledge, 2002). I have published over 65 articles and book chapters. My work is translated into multiple languages. My current book project focuses on colonialism and sexuality. It considers sexuality in colonial discourse and practice, effects today, and decolonial resistances, across several countries, sexuality formations and kinds of colonialism. I am deeply enjoying teaching on the topic this semester. My fieldwork for this book is funded by Fulbright, Mellon and sabbatical (Spring 2022). You can find many of my publications here:

‘What is wrong with me?’: The impact of gender norms on women’s experiences of orgasm within heterosexual sex.
Jeanne de Barthès

“My research paper delves into the impact of gender norms on women's experiences of orgasm within heterosexual sex. I was particularly interested in understanding women's awareness of norms as well as their struggle to challenge them. What inspired me to take on this topic was the realisation that tackling gender norms in intimate spheres of life is much harder, but perhaps just as crucial, than in the public sphere. I am passionate about breaking taboos surrounding sexuality and especially women's sexual pleasure, and believe that knowledge on this topic truly is empowering. Today, I am studying social psychology at Université Paris Nanterre, in France, and am planning on undertaking a PhD on what format to give sexual education in order for it to be effective and allow young people to start their sexual lives more positively. This PhD project was hugely motivated by what came out of the qualitative research I undertook in my sociology research paper.”

Read the full paper in Volume 12 of Eleven at

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