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“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest

April 27, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public

A Network Grows in the Internet: Feminist Publishing in the Cracks of a Broken System. Carol Stabile, October 28, 2014

A Network Grows in the Internet: Feminist Publishing in the Cracks of a Broken System Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 3:00-4:30pm 125 Nolte Center A talk by Carol Stabile, Journalism/Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Oregon; Editor, The Fembot Collective This talk and Q&A may be viewed upon X500 login. The 2008 market collapse’s impact […]

Leigh Fondakowski, Playwright, 2008-2014; Sarah Lambert and Reeva Wortel, January 2012

Leigh Fondakowski is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO. Her play, The People’s Temple, has been performed under her direction at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, and The Guthrie Theater, and received the Glickman Award for best new play in 2005. Another original play, I Think I Like Girls, premiered […]

Oct 24-25, 2013: Erasures: Gender, Violence and Human Rights

Erasures: Gender, Violence and Human Rights 10/24/2013 – 10/25/2013 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Maroon & Gold Rooms McNamara Alumni Center The symposium will address violence against women as a human rights violation, the erasure of gender violence in cultural debates about human rights, and the epistemic revolts of the rethinking of violence from a […]

September 6-9, 2012: Moreechika: Season of Mirage

September 6 to September 9 Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea recently named “Favorite Minnesota Role Model for Women in the Arts” by the Minnessota Women’s Press, and her company, Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), will present the United States premiere of Moreechika: Season of Mirage. The work will receive its world premiere in July at the “New Waves! 2012” […]

Amy Kaminsky, November 16, 2011

Amy Kaminsky is a Professor in the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her current project is “Planting Wheat and Reaping Doctors: Jews, Gender, and Modernity in Argentina.” She was a residential fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the fall of 2011. Professor Kaminski […]

Not His Mother’s Son? Genealogy and Elite Identity in Andalusian Historiography – A talk by Denise Filios

Did a mother’s ethnic identity affect that of her sons in al-Andalus? Professor Filios explores mother-son relations and complex constructions of elite identity in early Islamic historiography. Denise K. Filios is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa. Among other works, she is the author of Performing Women in […]

The Hero Confronts the Marvels of the West: Violence and the Fantastic in the Conquest of al-Andalus – A talk by Denise Filios

Orientalists such as Dozy, Levi-Provençal, and Huici-Miranda dismiss some ninth-century writers because they chose to include many fantastic tales of marvels in their accounts of the Andalusian conquest.  Here, Professor Filios argues that these marvelous tales are key to the construction of the conquering hero and serve to situate al-Andalus at the periphery of the […]

Tracey Deutsch, August 5, 2011

Tracey Deutsch is a professor of History at the University of Minnesota where she studies the history of capitalism, the politics of consumer society, food and reproductive labor, and the history of women and gender. Recent publications include “Untangling Alliances; Social Tensions at Neighborhood Grocery Stores and the Rise of Chains,” in Food Nations (2002), Building […]

Moreechika/ Season of Mirage

Conceptualizing, creating and performing Moreechika, Season of Mirage provides the basis for this collaborative project. Moreechika will explore the affect oil drilling projects have on global communities of color and portray how women from these communities resist and survive systemic and hierarchical violences associated with these projects. We plan to contrast the abundance of oil and financial gain with […]

Eric Colleary, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Eric Colleary (Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, CLA) Project: “Beyond the Closet: Identities and Histories in LGBT Archives in the United States” Mentor: Regina Kunzel (Departments of History and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, CLA) Colleary conducted a significant amount of research and made solid progress in writing his dissertation. He wrote an article, […]

Greta Bliss, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Greta Bliss (Department of French and Italian, CLA) Project: “Untranslating the Maghreb: Reckoning with Gender in Literature and Film from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia” Mentor: J. B. Shank (Department of History, CLA) Over the course of the fellowship Bliss gave several presentations, two of which were at refereed professional conferences (the annual meetings of the […]

Kari Smalkoski, Hmong Studies Fellow, 2010-11

Kari Smalkoski (Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development), Hmong Studies Graduate Fellow Project: “Performing Masculinities: The Impact of Cultural Practices, Racialization and Space on Hmong Male Youth and their Families”  

Dara Strolovitch, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2011

Dara Strolovitch (Department of Political Science, CLA), Spring 2011 Project: “When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People” During her fellowship, Strolovitch completed several projects: the article “Intersectionality in Time,” forthcoming in Politics & Gender; a co-authored chapter “Gender and Civil Society Organizations,” forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics (Laurel Weldon, Georgina Waylen, Karen […]

Laurie Green, April 22, 2011

Laurie Green is a professor of history at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Green’s central research areas include the politics of race and gender in the twentieth-century U.S.; social movements; and cultural studies. She teaches modern U.S. history, with concentrations on women and gender in twentieth-century America, the Civil Rights Movement, the South, African-American history […]

‘Saving Babies for Two Dimes a Day’: The Politics of Hunger and Race in Memphis

In the late 1960s, an unusual alliance of grassroots black community activists and pediatric researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fostered a unique program to eradicate malnutrition, which was responsible for a high rate of disability and death among black infants and young children. The talk will discuss the history of this struggle, and […]

Married Love: the Remaking of Gender and Class in post-1970’s Indian Cinema

Part of the Gender/Asia Seminar Series Speaker: Satish Poduval, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad Respondent: Christine Marran, Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota Sponsored by: Global Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), Study of the Asias

A Lager Landscape: The Cultural Economy of Beer in the Great Southwest – A talk by Paula Lupkin

Paula Lupkin is a professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis where she is currently working on a project entitled “The Great Southwest: Trade, Territory, and Regional Architecture.” In this talk, Dr. Lupkin investigates the web of spaces devoted to the production, distribution, marketing, and consumption of beer as an important regional system […]

Paula Lupkin, April 19, 2011

Paula Lupkin is a professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis where she is currently working on a project entitled “The Great Southwest: Trade, Territory, and Regional Architecture.” She is most recently the author of Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). The interview can also […]

The 32nd University of Minnesota Undergraduate Anthropology Club Conference

2011 marks the 32nd University of Minnesota Undergraduate Anthropology Club Conference.  This year’s topic is the Anthropology of Excess and Extravagance.  The conference will take place Saturday, April 9th through Sunday, April 10th at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  This year, the focus will be on three main questions: “How do people define what is extravagant […]

Eric Dursteler, April 1, 2011

Eric Dursteler is a professor of History at Brigham Young University. He works on the early modern Mediterranean, identity, conversion and the history of food, and teaches a wide range of courses. His first book, Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean, came out with John Hopkins University Press in 2006; a […]

Fatima Hatun née Beatrice Michiel: A Renegade Woman Between Early Modern Venice and Istanbul – A talk by Eric Dursteler

During the last decades of the sixteenth century, Beatrice Michiel fled an unhappy marriage in Venice for Istanbul. She converted to Islam, taking the name Fatima, married a high Ottoman official, and because of her access to the imperial harem, she was able to play a significant role in Veneto-Ottoman relations during this troubled time. […]

The (Gendered) History of Sexuality in Globalization: The Arrival of the ‘Transgender’ in Eastern India

Gender/Asia Seminar Series Speaker: Aniruddha Dutta, PhD Candidate, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota Respondent: Anna Clark, History Department, University of Minnesota Sponsored by: Global Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), Study of the Asias

How We Talk about Feeding the World

A Minnesota Futures Symposium March 3-5, 2011 Organized as part of the University Symposium on Abundance and Scarcity in collaboration with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Science and the College of Liberal Arts The goal of this symposium is to build on frameworks for discussing the complex and often contentious issues that challenge interdisciplinary attempts […]

Richard Wilk, March 4, 2011

Richard Wilk is a professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University where he is also a faculty associate of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) and a director of the Food Studies Program. His initial research on the cultural ecology of indigenous Mayan farming and family organization was […]

Psyche Williams-Forson, March 4, 2011

Psyche Williams-Forson is a professor of American Studies, Women’s Studies, and African American Studies, and a member of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland. She is also an Associate Editor of Food and Foodways journal and (with Carole Counihan) co-author of the forthcoming anthology, Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways In A Changing World (Routledge, […]

Developing a Three-dimensional Body Satisfaction Intervention – A Roundtable with Karen LaBat, Karen Ryan, Carol Peterson, and Chad Sowers

An unrealistic image of the human body may lead to negative feelings about one’s own body which may result in unhealthy behaviors. This especially may be true for young women who are exposed to media and fashion messages portraying unrealistic images of the body as extremely tall and slender. Karen LaBat is a professor of […]

Sexual/Textual Politics in the Chikuho Minefields: Writings by Morisaki Kazue at Circle Village (1958 – 1961)

Speaker: Dr. Brett de Bary, Cornell University Sponsored by: Global Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Study of the Asias

Where is the Mizrahi-Palestinian Border Zone? Interrogating Feminist Transnationalism Through the Bounds of the Lived

Samadar Lavie was an associate professor of Studies in Women and Gender visiting the University of Virginia during the academic year 2009/10 and between 2007 and 2009, she had been the Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor for Islam and the Arab World at Macalester College. Her current book project, Crossing Borders, Staying Put: Mizrahim, Palestine, and […]

Susanna Ferlito, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2010

Susanna Ferlito (Department of French and Italian, CLA), Fall 2010 Project: “Patient‘s Voices: Notes Towards a History of Sensibilities in Medical Languages” Ferlito completed an article, “Hysteria‘s Upheavals: Belgioioso‘s Gendered Politics,” which will be published in Modern Italy in 2012, and a conference paper. As a result of the semester‘s exchanges with her cohort of […]

Bat of Minerva, Ann Waltner, May 2006 & August 2010

Ann Waltner is a professor in both the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures and is former founding director of the IAS. Her research interests lie in the social history of sixteenth and seventeenth century China, comparative women’s history, and world history. She recently finished a term as editor of […]

Judith Jack Halberstam, June 25, 2010

Judith Jack Halberstam is Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California. Halberstam teaches courses in queer studies, gender theory, art, literature and film. Halberstam is the author of Female Masculinity, The Drag King Book, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters and a new book from NYU Press […]

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley (Department of English, CLA), Spring 2010 Project: “Water, Shoulders, Into the Black Pacific” Tinsley‘s fellowship allowed her the time and space necessary to make a major scholarly transition, from literary criticism to creative writing. She accomplished more writing during the semester than she initially expected, researching and drafting two and a half […]

Cindy Garcia, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Cindy García (Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, CLA), Spring 2010 Project: “Un/Sequined Corporealities and the Deterritorialization of Salsa: Gendered Performances of Latinidad in Los Angeles Salsa Economies” García worked on several publications, including a journal article accepted for publication in Discourses in Dance, an abstract and draft for an article accepted for a forthcoming […]

Resisting Western Epistemologies of Hmong Women’s Lives: Leena Her, May 2010.

Available for download as audio (.mp3, 32.1MB) or video (.m4v, 157.7MB). Resisting Western Epistemologies of Gender and Hmong Women’s Lives What does it mean to be a Hmong woman through the ‘western gaze’ of anthropologists and ethnographers? In this presentation, Leena Her traces the genealogy of how Hmong women’s lives have been written, analyzed and […]

Rebecca Scott, April 26, 2010

Rebecca Scott is a professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri. Her current research concerns the cultural context of various transformations in the coal industry in southern West Virginia, particularly mountaintop removal coal mining. She has focused on questions of how identity formations such as whiteness, masculinity, and different class cultures intersect with Appalachian […]

Cindy Patton, April 19, 2010

Cindy Patton is a professor of Women’s Studies and Canada Research Chair in Community, Culture & Health at Simon Fraser University. She is currently working on “Homecare for Homeless HIV+,” a study of health services and continuity of care issues for marginally housed HIV+ people. Her recent work includes Cinematic Identity: Anatomy of a Problem Film (UMN […]

Leigh Fondakowski, April 15, 2010

Leigh Fondakowski was the Head Writer of The Laramie Project and has been a member of Tectonic Theatre Project since 1995. She is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation ofThe Laramie Project for HBO. Her latest work, The People’s Temple, has been performed under her direction at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, and The Guthrie Theater, and received […]

Paula Findlen, March 25, 2010

Paula Findlen is Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History and Co-Director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University. Among her more recent works are In the Shadow of Newton: Laura Bassi and Her World (2009), Italy’s Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour (2008), and Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man […]

Jenny Schmid, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2009

Jenny Schmid (Department of Art, CLA), Fall 2009 Project: “The Animated Body and Gender Liberation” Thanks to discussion following her presentation to IAS fellows during fall semester, Schmid substantially revised the animations in her collaboration with Ali Momeni (Art).  Three short animations pondering the Women’s Desert Liberation Front’s recent efforts in Cairo and the Egyptian […]