The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program sponsors a series of brownbag talks by faculty and students in Morton 314, the Margaret Gove Seminar Room. Light refreshments are served, and everyone is welcome.
September 23rd: Wouter Deconinck (Physics), "Queer Geeks: Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive Climate in the Physical Sciences"
October 21st: Kara Thompson (English/American Studies), "Indigenous L.A.: Queer Intimacy and the Politics of Disappearance"
November 19th: Bettina Judd (GSWS), "The Inauguration of Experiments': Methodology, Creative Process, and Telling the Stories of Enslaved Women in Patient."
January 29th: Chelsey Johnson (English), "Queer Scenes: Subtext in Life and Fiction"
February 26th: Faith Barton (GSWS/Art), "Occupy Spaces: Other and Laughing About it"
March 26th: Jennifer Putzi (GSWS/English), "Of Mice and Women: Animal Sympathy and Genre Parody in Lydia Sigourney's, The Crushed Mouse"
September 25th: Tom Linneman (Sociology), “Gender in Jeopardy!: Gender research on the Media, Gender Research in the Media”
October 23rd: Helis Sikk (American Studies), “Technologies of Anti-LGBTQ Violence”
Novermber 20th: Victoria Castillo (GSWS), " The Interpersonal is Political: Gender and Anti-Imperialism in the Transnational Frienship of Victor
January 30th: Zeynep K. Korkman (Sociology/Women's Studies), "Gendered Fortunes: Women's Occult Labor in Millenial Turkey"
March 20th" Lily Panoussi (Classical Studies), "Whatever happened to Thoas? Hypsipyle's Rituals in Valerius and Statius"
April 24th: Salih Can Aciksoz (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), "In Vitro Nationalism: War, Disabled Masculinity, and Politics of Reproduction in Turkey"
September 12th: Davison M. Douglas (W&M Law School), "Pauli Murray and the Pursuit of American Democracy"
October 24th: Chinua Thelwell (Africana Studies), "'Modernizing'Hybridity: McAdoo's Jubilee Singers and Minstrels in South Africa 1890-1898"
November 14th: Jude Hand (Sociology), ""From 'Always Knowing' to 'Left Field': Sexuality Stories of Later in Life Lesbians"
February 8th: Emily Wilcox (Modern Languages and Literatures), "Is Heritage Gendered? Debates Over Female Movement in the Making of Chinese Classical Dance"
March 28th: Kara Thompson (English/American Studies), "'What in Blazes Is That?': Reserving Space in the Final Frontier"
April 18th: Iyabo Osiapem (English), "An Accidental English: A Speculative History of Black English in Bermuda"
September 28th: Katherine Preston (Music), "Out of the Parlor and onto the Public Stage: The Triumphant Nineteenth-Century Career of 'The People's Primadonna,' Emma Abbott"
October 28th: Ophera Davis (Psychology, Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts), "Hurricane Katrina Update - Six Years Later: Voices from Unheard Mississippi Women Survivors and Recovery"
November 16th: Betsy Schlabach (History/Women's Studies), "Jet Magazine, September 1955: Making Visual Sense of Emmett Till and Jet's 'Beauty of the Week' Feature"
February 23rd: Danielle Currier (Sociology), "Hook-Up Culture"
March 23rd: Christine Quinan (French, UC Berkeley), "Algerian War and Gender"
April 20th: Denise R. Gill-Gürtan (Music), "Melancholy, Gender Subjectivities, and the Spiritual Labors of Turkish Classical Music Practices"
Fall semester 2010
September 22nd: Amy Kracker Selzer (Sociology), "Patterns of Racial Integration in Urban South Africa"
October 20th: Lan Cao (Law School), "Culture and Gender in Law and Development"
November 10th: Kirsten Holmstedt (Writer in Residence, English), "Women and War"
Spring semester 2010
February 17th: Robert Vinson (History), "Open Marriage: The Romantic Lives of Paul and Essie Robeson"
March 17th: Tom Linnemann (Sociology), "Gender in Jeopardy!: Tentative Intonations in a Television Game Show"
April 21st: Kim Phillips (History/American Studies, "Picturing Black Virginia: Blacks and the New Deal"
Fall semester 2009
November 18th: Camilla Buchanan (Women's Studies, founder of the Maasai American Organization, founder of the OB/GYN practice Womancare of Williamsburg) MD, MPH, DTM & H, "The Daily Life of a Rural Maasai Woman"
Spring semester 2009
April 17th: Elizabeth Currans (Women's Studies), “Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Space: Conflict and Intra-Movement Surveillance in Santa Barbara’s 21st Century Anti-War Movement”
February 20th: Iyabo Osiapem (English), "Language and Identity Among Black Bermudian Women"
Fall semester 2008
November 21st: Nancy Gray (Women's Studies/English), “My Life, Based on a True Story: Fact, Fiction and What Lies Between"
October 17th: Hermine Pinson (English/Black Studies), “Photo #5 Bob: Writing and Unwriting a NonFiction Essay"
Spring semester 2008
February 8th: Tova Johnson (American Studies), "Performances of Black Female Sexuality in Hip Hop Magazines”
March 14th: Dee Royster (Sociology/Black Studies), "I Thought Every Black Man Was Special: What Is Lost as Options for Masculine Esteem Narrow"
April 11th: Robert Vinson (History), “Legal Minors and Social Children: The Gendered and Generational Struggles of Female Garveyites in Segregationist South Africa"
April 18th: Hilary Marcus’s “Third World Feminisms” Class, “Activism Transcending Borders: Student Work in Women’s Studies”
Fall semester 2007
October 26th: Margot Weiss (Women's Studies), "Capitalism/SM/Performance: Technologies of Pleasure and Power in BDSM Communities"
November 30th: Deborah Morse, "'It went through and through me like an electric shock': Celebrating 'Vulgar' Female Desire in Trollope's Ayala's Angel'"
Spring semester 2007
February 2: Sharla Blank: “Women’s Desires and Male Inadequacies: Gender Antagonism in Dominica, West Indies”
March 2: Kathleen Slevin: “Women and Aging: Negotiating the Aging Body”
March 30: Christy Burns: “Postmodern Sex: Representations from the writings of Pynchon, Acker, and Ballard”
April 20: Deborah Morse: 'Burning Art: The 1820's Anti-Slavery Debates in England and Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'
Fall semester 2006
November 3rd: Francie Cate-Arries (Modern Languages): American painter/photographer Ione Robinson (1910-1989)
December 1st: Maya Johnson (American Studies): “Harem Fantasies and Music Videos: Contemporary Orientalist Representation”
Spring semester 2006
January 27th: Juliana Mills (Counselor Education), “Examining the Sexual Health of College Women”
February 24th: Andrea Westcot (American Studies), “Born of a Woman: Reproduction in Early Virginia”
March 24th: Chiara Ferrari (Italian), “Postmodern Feminism and the Italian Women's Union”
April 21st: Francis Tanglao-Aguas (Theater, Speech and Dance), “Selections from The Sarimanok Travels: Documenting Oral Narratives and the Legacy of World War II Comfort Women: A Performance”
Fall semester 2005
September 30th: Anne Charity (English/Linguistics), “Repeat after me: the linguistic and educational ramifications of teacher talk”
October 21st: Gayle Murchison (Music/Black Studies), “The Little Piano Girl: Two Early Piano Solos of Mary Lou Williams”
November 18th: Kay Jenkins (Sociology), “Negotiating Female Submission and Gender Egalitarianism in an Evangelical New Religious Movement”
Spring semester 2005
January 28th: Suzanne Raitt (English), “Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Back”
February 18th: Christy Burns (English): ““Filming Sexual Difference: From Cross-Dressing to Undressing in Queer Film”
March 18th: Melissa Ooten (History): “Virginia Censors’ Battle Against Women’s Sexuality in the Movies”
April 15th: Mei Mei Sanford (Black Studies/Women's Studies): “The Male Goddess Osun: Gender and Yoruba Religion”
Fall semester 2004
October 15th: Leisa Meyer (History/American Studies). “’Are Negroes More Amorous Than Whites?’: Multiple and Competing Sexual Normativities in Black Periodicals During the 1950s and 60s"
November 19th: Beth Kreydatus (History). "'Liberated Beauty': Beauty Advice for a Feminist Generation"