Fall 2015 Events At IRWG

Event Title and Date Event Summary
Carnivale, Tourism, and the Black Body
December 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring Lola Von Miramar and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Carnivale”.

Cuba and Martinque/Negritude and Revolutions
December 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring Silvia Pedraza “Sugar: Before and After the Revolution in Cuba”, Mbala Nkanga “Performative Reading of Aime Cesaire Writing”, and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Revolutions”.

color photograph of Valerie Jenness The Feminization of Transgender Women in Prisons for Men: How An Alpha Male Total Institution Shapes Gender
December 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

Valerie Jenness (Social Ecology, Criminology, Law and Society, and Sociology, University of California-Irvine) speaks about her research on transgender prisoners.

Caribbean Identities and Languages
December 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring “Why Speak Your Language” Multi-Lingual Poetry Jam, and performance by Awilda Rodriguez Lora "La Mujer Maravilla: INDIA$ deluxe edition."

color photograph of Robyn Wiegman Negativity Rules (On the Antisocial Thesis in Queer Theory)
December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

LGQRI lecture by Robyn Wiegman, Professor of Literature and Women's Studies at Duke University.

Rum, Alcoholism, and Machismo
December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Panel Discussion - Caribbean Identities and Languages / Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is Symposium

Plantations and Indentured Servitude
December 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Featuring a film screening of Sugar Cane Alley led by Mbala Nkanga and a performance by Nadine George of “Annie Palmer”

photo of sugar cane along path Conjuring the Caribbean - How Sweet It Is
December 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

Symposium # Performance # Installation

December 7 to December 11, 2015

Sugar, Diabetes, and People of Color
December 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

Panel Discussion + Lecture / Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is Symposium 

color photograph of Natalia Pushkareva Feminism in Russia
December 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Natalia Pushkareva, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, will provide a broad overview of the history of the women’s movement and feminism in Russia

Black and white photo of Karen Finley performing Written in Sand
December 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Penny Stamps Speaker Series lecture by New York-based performance artist Karen Finley.

Seeing, Sensing, Knowing: Sex Workers and the Production of Queer Feeling
November 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

Lecture by Juana María Rodriguez, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

rainbow fist with event details The Political Economy of Homonationalism / Islamophobia
November 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Lecture by Peter Drucker, author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism (2015). 

blue square with title of symposium Child Abuse Evidence: New Perspectives from Law, Medicine, Psychology and Statistics
November 6, 2015 - 8:30am

Daylong conference examining diverse research perspectives on clinical indications of child abuse.

photos of four panelists in small square Queering Reproductive Justice: Opportunities and Challenges in Michigan
November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

A panel discussion on reproductive justice issues in the LGBTQ community.

book cover of "Shapeshifters" "Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship"
November 5, 2015 - 5:00pm

A book talk and signing with U-M graduate, Aimee Meredith Cox, Ph.D.  In her book, Shapeshifters, Dr. Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves.

"Dancers as Diplomats" book cover Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange
November 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

Gender: New Works, New Questions draws attention to new works that engage gender and sexuality, and are produced by U-M faculty members.

photo of Katie Lennard at panel table 2015 Community of Scholars Symposium
October 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Summer 2015 Community of Scholars fellows present their research. 

cartoon of a frog Signe Baumane: "Sex, Madness and Dentists"
October 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Penny Stamps lecture by Latvian animator and filmmaker Signe Baumane.

color photograph of Piper Kerman Vivian R. Shaw Lecture by Piper Kerman: "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"
October 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

Based on the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on money laundering charges, Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black, explores the experie

poster for event Incarcerated Women: A Conversation about Realities
October 12, 2015 - 3:30pm

U-M scholars whose work centers on incarcerated women, will speak to current issues, major gaps in knowledge, common problems and the societal impact of women in prisons. 

book cover "Fat-Talk Nation" Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat
October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

 In Fat-Talk Nation, Susan Greenhalgh tells the story of today’s fight against excess pounds by giving young people, the campaign’s main target, an opportunity to speak about experiences that have long lain hidden in silence and shame. 

IRWG logo Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom: "Fragility of Our Freedoms"
October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

The 2015 Davis, Markert, Nickerson Symposium on Academic and Intellectual Freedom is sponsored by the Academic Freedom Lecture Fund, American Association of University Professors University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chapter and Michigan Conference, University of Michigan: Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice-President for Government Relations, Law School, Medical School, Women's Studies, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and an Anonymous Donor. This lecture is free and open to the public. 

color photo of Katherine Sender Same-Sex Materials in Sex Museums: Cosmopolitanism and Commodification
October 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

Drawing on fieldwork at twenty-two museums in Asia, Europe, and North America, Professor Katherine Sender considers the relationship among sexuality, consumer culture, and global flows of cultural and economic capital.

poster for Monson & Maltby residency "ilANDING: approaches to interdisciplinary practice"
October 2, 2015 - 2:30pm

This talk is part of Monson and Maltby's QUEER ECOLOGIES: dance as interdisciplinary research method residency, September 27 - October 10. 

black and white photograph of two women Zanele Muholi: Bhatini?
October 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities and politics in contemporary South Africa.

black and white photograph of two dancers Right & Left Contemporary Dance Performance
September 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dance performance by Chinese choreographer Gu Jiani.

color photograph of Jennifer Nash The Institutional Life of Intersectionality, or Notes on Feminist Fatigue
September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm

How and why did intersectionality come to institutional power in the early 2000's, and what institutional needs - in women's studies, and in the university more broadly - did intersectionality's emergence serve?

photograph of Beth Tarini and Jennifer Reich at table Moms and Newborns: Public Duties and Personal Concerns in Immunizations and Newborn Screening
September 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

In this presentation across disciplines, sociologist of medicine and gender Jennifer Reich (Ph.D.) and pediatric researcher Beth Tarini (M.D.) will talk about vaccination policy and newborn screening for genetic conditions as moments of negotiation between mothering, government, and medicine. 

Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women
September 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Michael Messner speaks about his new book, Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women.

Prison Obscura poster Carceral Visions: The Prison as Image/Object/Limit
September 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

This symposium will feature remarks by Prison Obscura curator Pete Brook, and a roundtable discussion with U-M faculty members.