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WGSS Commencement Ceremony 2019

The 2019 WGSS commencement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 16th at 4:00 pm on the Education Lawn West, Parallel to Kincaid, between Alder House and Education. Students must arrive at the staging area no later than 3:30 pm.  Students who RSVP’d were sent reminder emails during finals ...

Mimi Nguyen: Of Gifts, Debts, and Threats

Mimi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign May 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm EMU Redwood Room Thi Bui’s graphic memoir The Best We Could Do movingly tells personal and political histories of the war in Viet ...

Jennifer C. Nash Lecture: Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars

Dr. Jennifer C. Nash (Northwestern) Monday, May 20, 2019 (rescheduled from April 18) EMU 231/232 (Spruce/Cedar rooms), 12pm University of Oregon “Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars” follows the word “critic” around the black feminist archive, endeavoring to ...
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Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies Featuring Professor Mignon Moore

Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies Mignon Moore, Professor of Sociology and Department Chair, Barnard College and Columbia University Public Lecture, April 12th, 2019 at 11 AM Knight Library Browsing Room This work examines the development of community and identity around sexual desire ...

Erica Edwards Talk: Counterplanning from the Kitchen Table: June Jordan and the Domestic Literary Enterprise, 1979-1985

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 EMU 145–Crater Lake South, 12 p.m. Feminism, Internationalism, State Power The radical activist and writer June Jordan traveled to Nicaragua in 1983 as a field correspondent for Essence magazine. The trip produced some of the insurgent literature we have never read. Calling ...

Professor Mireille Miller-Young: A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography

Oct. 19, 2018 | Gerlinger Lounge, 12 p.m.

Black women’s representations and experiences as sex workers in the pornography industry are shaped by a racialized and gendered sexual commerce where stereotypes, structural inequalities, and social biases are the norm. Black women are devalued as ...

The Beekeeper: Performing Southern Black Women Who Love Women

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12-1:30pm Knight Library Browsing Room Dr. E. Patrick Johnson’s lecture/performance is based on oral histories of black southern women who desire women. Dr. Johnson will discuss some of the methodological challenges of being a man conducting research on women as well as ...

Human Rights, Human Progress: an Evening with Shirin Ebadi

Friday, April 6, 7-8:30 PM Straub Hall 156 At age 22, Shirin Ebadi became the first woman to hold the office of Judge in Iran, but when Ayatollah Khomeini took leadership in 1979, he prohibited women from holding public office, and she was demoted to legal clerk. Despite many threats and the urging ...

WGSS Club Spring Kickoff Meeting

Monday, April 2, 5-6:30 pm EMU Falling Sky Pizzeria Please join us in celebrating the beginning of spring term with the WGSS club! This meeting is all about catching up, determining the future leadership of the club, and hopefully catching up with some recent graduates to get some insight on life ...

The Transfeminist Manifesto Revisited: 20 Years Later

Tuesday, March 13, 4 – 5:20 pm McKenzie Hall 229   Activist and writer Emi Koyama originally wrote “The Transfeminist Manifesto” and self-published in 1999 before it was anthologized several years later. With the rapid expansion of trans rights movements and drastic changes ...
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