Global Studies PhD Student Eugene Riordan to Present on "The Pornographic Production of Global Insecurity"

February Lunch & Learn: Impurities and Insecurities

Fri, Feb 14, 12 PM - 1 PM / Location: Library, Room 1312


Join us for our ​​​​​February Lunch & Learn featuring talks from students from Mechanical Engineering and Global Studies! Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the UCSB Library. ​Feed your mind and your stomach while socializing with grad students from across the campus! RSVP here.


Lunch & Learn

This Edition: Impurities and Insecurities

​Friday, February 14

Noon-1 p.m.

Library, Room 1312 (map)

*To ensure we have enough food, please RSVP*


The Pornographic Production of Global Insecurity

Eugene Riordan

Graduate Student in ​​Global Studies

What are the uses of pornography in identity politics and as a reflection of cultural insecurities? Can these sentiments be taken up by larger projects of power and spectacle in the fulfillment of national goals? By establishing adult films and other erotic literature as evidence, this project looks at several global sites where an examination of such evidence reveals larger projects of power that use insecurities to mask conflict or further violent goals of statemaking.

This event will be moderated by​ ​Hannah Lawrence, the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the UCSB Graduate Division.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Daina Tagavi.