Upcoming Author Events

Alan Jacobs Book Launch Celebration
April 11, 2024 AT 2:30PM - 4:30PM | RSVP by April 8th 
Integrated Inferences: Causal Models for Qualitative and Mixed-Method Research
Green College, Coach House | 6323 Cecil Green Park Road, V6T 1Z1

Book cover for Integrated Inferences

Join the Department of Political Science as they celebrate the launch of Professor Alan Jacobs’ new book, Integrated Inferences: Causal Models for Qualitative and Mixed-Method Research.

Integrated Inferences was co-written with Professor Macartan Humphreys of WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

The event will begin at 2:30pm with a short presentation on the book in Green College Coach House, followed by a reception at 3:00pm with a cash bar and appetizers in Green College Piano Lounge (next to the Coach House).

This event is free and open to all faculty, emeriti, staff and students who wish to attend. Please RSVP on the event page by April 8th.

Presented by the UBC Department of Political Science and Faculty of Arts.

The Phil Lind Initiative: Sasha Velour
April 18, 2024 AT 6:00PM | Tickets Sold Out
The Phil Lind Initiative 2024 Speaker Series | Pop Politics: Pop Culture and Political Life in the United States
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Rd


Critically acclaimed gender-fluid drag queen, visual artist, speaker, illustrator and author, Sasha Velour has been a force in the international drag scene long before her scene-stealing, rose-petal-filled win on season nine of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her first book, The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag has been heralded as “a rousing tribute to a revolutionary art form and its practitioners” (Publisher’s Weekly).

In her Phil Lind Initiative talk titled The Big Reveal: Why Drag Matters, Velour will delve into queer history and the importance of drag as an expression of oneself, as a revolutionary act of visibility for queer culture, and as a rich, multifaceted and politically-charged art form that delights and disrupts. “Drag embodies the queer possibility that exists within each of us,” Velour states, “the infinite ways in which gender, good taste, and art can be lived.”

Velour’s first one-queen drag show Smoke & Mirrors was called a “spell-binding tour de force” (Forbes) touring to over 80 cities around the world from 2019-22. Her acclaimed NYC drag show NightGowns was adapted into a docu-series in 2020 and recently completed a sold-out residency at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge. Velour’s star continues to rise with a brand-new stage work created in connection to her book, as well as a role hosting the fourth season of HBO’s Peabody and Emmy-Award winning tv show We’re Here. She was also recently commissioned by the Tony Award-winning Tectonic Theatre Project to star in and co-create a new theatrical work premiering in 2024.


The Phil Lind Initiative is presented by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.