Eryn | Department of Women's and Gender Studies
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are lots of activities, conversations, resources and help on campus this month for raising awareness, helping survivors and rallying the campus community to push for positive change.
You can see the full list of events here on the student life website.
Remember: Anyone can be the target of sexual violence, and everyone can contribute to a healthier, safer campus.
Professor Martínez will give the keynote address at the 9th annual WGSS student research colloquium tomorrow, April 3 at Portland State University.
“On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility”
How do queers of color develop reliable knowledge about their lives despite being subject to the ideological violence of racist and homophobic societies?
What importance do we attribute to the strategies queer people of color employ to resist such violence and to negotiate levels of intelligibility, and what are the implications of such interventions for social theory?
Health at Every Age: Determinants and Outcomes of Physical and Mental Health Throughout the Lifespan
The 12th annual Western Regional International Health Conference will be an opportunity for a diverse group of students, activists, academics, and leaders passionate about the advancement of global health and social justice to explore the determinants and challenges in fostering physical and mental health at every stage of life.
When: Monday, April 13th, 4:00 pm
Where: Browsing Room, Knight Library
Who: Ana-Maurine Lara
Drawing on poetry and critical scholarship, Ana-Maurine Lara will lead audiences into the archives of the imagination, to consider some invisible spaces of lesbian desire, love and freedom from the past as a lexicon for imagining new collective futures.
Intertwined is a space where students, professors, artists, community members and activists from the Northwest will come together to engage in discussion of how to build Women of Color Solidarity. This conference is designed to discuss strategies of change and celebrate our shared struggles through topics such as blogging, comedy, music and community organizing. This year’s panelists and workshop presenters will facilitate discussions around multiple topics within Women of Color communities such as LGBTQIA, academia, Indigenous environmental resistance, feminism, colonialism, internalized oppression and more.
Professor Erica Rand is a courtesy research associate at the University of Oregon this year while on sabbatical from Bates College, Maine. In Fall 2014, she taught WGS 422: Queer/Trans Sports Studies.
Off campus, Professor Rand is an avid figure skater, and has found a new home rink at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Check out her story at the Register Guard.
Professor Rand has also written a book about her experiences and the intersection of this unique sport with gender studies, Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure on and off the Ice.
On Tuesday, February 17th, Professor Balogun will give her lecture, “Beauty Diplomacy and Entrepreneurial Masculinity: State and Market in the Nigerian Beauty Pageant Industry,” as part of the 2014-15 African Studies lecture series.
Where: Knight Library Browsing Room
When: 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Please see this link for additional information.
The 2015 Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies has been determined! Please join us for the latest installment in this biennial lecture series.
We have begun our search for WGS 101 discussion section facilitators for Spring 2015. Facilitators can be undergrads or grads who have taken WGS 101, and serve to guide discussion and help students in one discussion section each. Facilitators register for 4 credits of WGS 409 or 609 (this is the part where you attend the lecture and 1 discussion section) and 2 credits of WGS 413/513 (Feminist Pedagogy, a separate class) which meets once a week on Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:50 pm.
The application consists of a few short answer questions and can be found under Forms and Applications or outside our main office door (white sheet in the bottom left of the literature holders). Please deliver it in person or by email to the main office (firstname.lastname@example.org, Hendricks 315) between the hours of 8-5, M-F.
The deadline is Thursday, February 5th at 5:00 pm. Instructors will review the applications and those selected to facilitate will be contacted by Tuesday, February 17th.
Depending on schedules, acceptance rates and volume of applications received, we may still accept more applications after the deadline. Watch our website or Facebook page for more information on this.
We look forward to working with you!
Who: Megan Burke, doctoral candidate in Philosophy and graduate certificate student in Women’s and Gender Studies
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:00 pm (bring your own lunch)
Where: Jane Grant Conference Room (Hendricks Hall 330)
What: This talk will examine the way in which sexual violence is integral to the production and lived experience of gendered subjectivity by focusing on the philosophical question of temporality. Burke’s research and teaching interests include Feminist Philosophy, Existential Phenomenology, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Social-Political Philosophy.
See the CSWS flyer here for additional info.