Presented by: Allyson Poska, Professor of History and Program Chair of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Mary Washington
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 5:00pm
Health and Human Services Building (HHS), Room 1301
In the 1780s, the Spanish Crown attempted to resettle hundreds of northern Spanish peasant women and their families to Patagonia (now Argentina). Remarkably, almost as soon as they left their native villages, they adopted an entirely new set of expectations surrounding sex and marriage, becoming far more conservative than their female relations who remained in Spain. This event is co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor.
Presented by: Lalla Essaydi, Renowned Female Muslim Photographer
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:30pm, Grafton Stovall Theater
Lalla Essaydi's work examines female identity in the contemporary Arab world, especially as it relates to veiling and European Orientalist constructions of Arab female sexuality. She will discuss these themes of gender.
Essaydi's work will be on display in the Sawhill Gallery from March 24-April 4 with an opening reception immediately after the talk on March 25. She will have additional work on display in the Darrin-McHone Gallery, Smith House, located at 311 S. Main Street from March 7-28 with an opening reception on March 7 from 5:00-8:00pm.
Presented by Angharad Valdivia, Department Head of Media and Cinema Studies and Interim Director of the Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois
Thursday, April 3, 2014
7:00pm, Harrison 2105
No detailed description available.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls' remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. View the trailer here. This event is sponsored by the Future Social Studies Educators and the Women's and Gender Studies program.
The Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board is now accepting submissions for Feminist Scholarship and Creative Work. Click here for more information. We are also accepting applications for the M. Louise Whitman Scholarship. Click here for more information.
View the list here. Please check back for updates.
In Fall 2010, the program advisory board with the support of students in the minor voted to revise the program name to Women's and Gender Studies.
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