Winter & Spring 2016 Events At IRWG

Event Title and Date Event Summary
color photograph of Lynnee Denise signal/noise: A FemTechNet conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity / Sunday Dialogues
April 10, 2016 - 9:00am

Sunday dialogues with DJ Lynnee Denise and breakout sessions on the last day of a three day conference hosted by FemTechNet. // #FemTechNet

FemTechNet Logo signal/noise: A FemTechNet conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity / Saturday Workshops
April 9, 2016 - 10:00am

Interactive Workshop sessions as part of FemTechNet's conference, Saturday, April 9

FemTechNet Logo signal/noise: A FemTechNet conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity / Friday Panels
April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

Introductory Panel Presentations on Feminist Labor, Mapping, and Activism as part of a three day conference hosted by FemTechNet.

photo of Suzanna Walters The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality
April 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

LGQRI lecture by Suzanna Walters Editor-in-Chief of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University

Disco-TECA on stage Queering the Ambiguity: Identity, Entertainment, and Politics in Chinese Popular Music
April 4, 2016 - 4:00pm

Professor Qian Wang argues that Chinese popular music displays increasingly high levels of queer visuality.

color photograph of Rene Almeling Guynecology: Men, Medical Knowledge, and Reproduction
April 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Rene Almeling, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Yale discusses her current research examining the history of medical knowledge-making about men's reproduction and its social and clinical implications.

color photograph of Alexander Kondakov Everyone Hates Politics: How the Legacy of the USSR Influences the Political Engagement of LGBT Citizens in Contemporary Russia
March 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

In this LGQRI talk, Alex Kondakov will offer some explanations for the low rate of participation by lesbians and gay men in conventional political activity in Russia.

color photograph of Lisa Lowe Lisa Lowe: "Ports, Archives, Museums"
March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm

Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University explores "Ports, Archives, Museums.”


film poster: "No Mas Bebes" No Más Bebés: Film screening + Q&A with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña
March 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña. No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

color photography of Colin Giraud Gaytrification: How Do Gay Men Gentrify the City?
March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

From New York and Paris to San Francisco, Berlin, and beyond, gay men for several decades have played a major role in urban gentrification.

girl effect character reading a book Does Equality Mean Business? Gender Equity at the Crossroads of Feminism and Finance
March 11, 2016 - 9:00am

A daylong, interdisciplinary symposium exploring the impact of financial investment in women and girls in the global South. 

Queering Like a State: Naturalization, Race, and Colonial Desire
March 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor of English, Gender and Women's Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk on the naturalization ceremony carried out by federal officials in the early twentieth century to confer citizenship on American Indians under the Dawes Act.

book cover "An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror" An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror
February 22, 2016 - 11:30am

Lecture by Amira Jarmakani on her recent book, An Imperialist Love Story, which contributes to the broader conversation about the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western popular culture.

color photograph of "Embodied Avatars" book cover A Planet Yet Undiscovered: Nicki Minaj's Grotesque Aesthetics
February 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

A book talk by Uri McMillan (UCLA) pondering the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment.

color photograph of Lillian Faderman Rise and Fall of Lesbian Nation: A Brief History of Lesbian Feminism and What it Accomplished
February 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lillian Faderman, Professor Emerita at Fresno State, will discuss the history of lesbian feminism.

book cover "A Nervous State" A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo
February 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

A Gender: New Works, New Questions discussion by Nancy Rose Hunt, Professor of History and Obstetrics/Gynecology.

color photograph of Chinese activists wearing bloodied wedding gowns to protest domestic violence Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation
January 26, 2016 - 4:00pm

Exhibit opening with curator talk and reception. Above Ground - 40 Moments of Transformation  is a photography exhibition highlighting the performance art and actions of China’s Young Feminist Activists.

book cover "Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy and Social Justice" with image of woman "Using Women" Redux: Reflecting on Feminist Ethnography of Women on Drugs
January 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Nancy D. Campbell reflects on what has changed for those who are considering gender, drugs, and drug policy in the 15 years since the publication of her book Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy and Social Justice.