Feminist Research Colloquia
department hosts a monthly Feminist Research Colloquium that provides a
platform for discussion of ongoing research in Women's Studies
scholarship. Offered each semester, the Colloquia bring together
scholars from SDSU and visiting faculty from across the US and abroad.
Each academic year a theme is selected, and the invited scholars
present their expertise on subjects within this area. In addition, each
semester we invite SDSU and Women's Studies faculty to present their
conference papers to highlight their research and encourage our
The Bread and Roses Center of the Department of Women’s Studies announces our Feminist Colloquium Series for the 2013/2014 Academic Year: “Science, Sexuality, and Health.”
Spring 2014--Coming up in Spring, Women's Studies will present several colloquia and other events. Please return to this page for details and flyers.
Feb. 12 Faculty Brown Bag: Dr. Susan Cayleff. Time and location TBA
Mar. 7 Common Experience Colloquium: “Water, Sovereignty, and Social Justice on International Women’s Day.” Time and location TBA
Apr. 24 Scholarship Lecture: Dr. Dorothy Roberts on Criminal and Reproductive Justice (Thu. 7-9pm). Location TBA
Apr. 25 Reproductive and Sexual Justice Workshop & Healing Circle. Time and location TBA
October 10, 2013 is National Coming Out Day
October 16, 2013 – Alondra Nelson "Sisters in Black Berets and White Coats: Engendering the Black Panther Party’s Health Politics"
Alondra Nelson is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University. An interdisciplinary social scientist, she writes about the intersections of science, technology, medicine, and inequality.
Location: Love Library 430 @1-3pm
View the 10/16 event flyer (.pdf)
October 22, 2013- Malalai Joya "A Woman Among Warlords: Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-Intervention In Afghanistan"
Malalai Joya is an activist, writer, and a former politician from Afghanistan. She served as a Parliamentarian in the National Assembly of Afghanistan from 2005 until early 2007 when she was dismissed for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan Parliament.
Location: Nasatir Hall 100, 7-9pm
View the 10/22 event flyer (.pdf)
November 13, 2013 - Jennifer Terry “On Being Naked: the Curious History of Nudism in North American Lesbian Culture”
In 1932, a lesbian journalist who went by the name of Jan Gay, published On Going Naked, a book intended for popular audiences to promote the bodily and mental virtues of Freikopekultur (Free Body Culture) and Nacktukultur (Natural Culture). Gay’s work resonates within a larger cultural and historical context, dating from the early decades of the 20th century through the present, in which the appeal of being naked has been debated by women who regard themselves as desiring freedom from the oppressive conditions associated with modernity and male domination. This presentation critically examines the idealization of nudity in relation to race, class, gender, nation, empire, and the politics of embodiment.
Jennifer Terry is an associate professor of Women's Studies at the University of California at Irvine. Her research and teaching focuses on cultural studies of science and technology; formations of sexuality; critical approaches to modernity; and American studies in transnational perspective.
Location: Love Library 430, 1-3pm
View the 11/13 event flyer (.pdf)
For all events, please arrive early due to parking and limited seating.
Throughout the year the Department will hold smaller events including brown bag talks, workshops, and other presentations. If you are interested in attending, please contact Women’s Studies at email@example.com.
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