Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events

Spring 2020 Events

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 4:30PM-6PM| JUDD 116
FGSS Annual Diane Weiss Lecture

Please join FGSS for the Annual Diane Weiss Memorial Lecture with Professor Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 from 4:30-6pm in Judd Hall room 116.  View all of Siobhan Somerville's publications on Illinois Experts


Fall 2019 Events

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 4:30PM | Allbritton Center 311
Drag Queens and Radical Faeries + Judys, Oh My!: A panel on gendery performance and queer histories in sound and dance

Panelists include, Katie Brewer-ball, Roger Grant and Hari Krishnan. 

Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 4PM | Russell House
FGSS FALL SYMPOSIUM, "Transfeminisms" 

Emi Koyama writes in The Transfeminist Manifesto that transfeminism is a movement “by and for trans women who view their liberation as linked to the liberation of all women and beyond.” This symposium will broaden transfeminism to recognize the feminist work of trans activists and scholars, critically respond to institutional and legal gender policing and discrimination, and challenge transphobia in feminist and queer discourse and practice. Our conversation will address the promise of transfeminism as a political stance, a theoretical framework, a set of activist practices, and a call to action.

Guest Speakers Include:

  • Claudia Sofía Garriga-López
    Assistant Professor of Queer + Trans Latinx Studies 
    California State University, Chico
  • Paisley Currah
    Professor of Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies
    Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 12PM - 1PM | ALLB 215
Open House for Prospective Majors  

Signature Events:

Symposia Sponsored by FGSS Program (click to learn more)

Diane Weiss '80 Memorial Lectures (click to learn more)