Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events

Spring 2019 Events

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 6:00PM | Powell Family Cinema
"The Rest I make Up" Film Screening and Director Q&A

“The Rest I Make Up” (2018) is a feature-length documentary following playwright María Irene Fornés, weaving together footage of the present with archival from the past to recall her career. Maria Irene Fornes is "America's Great Unknown Playwright." When she stops writing due to dementia, a friendship with a young writer reignites her visionary creative spirit, triggering a film collaboration that picks up where the pen left off.  Following the film screening will be a discussion with film Director, Michelle Memran.  Watch the film trailer at http://therestimakeup.com/trailer/.  Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 4:30PM | Judd Hall 116
Book Panel: Transnational Feminist Practices Against War with Inderpal Grewal & Caren Kaplan

In an era of endless war, transnational feminist analyses of authoritarian democracies and neoliberal societies help us to understand militarization and securitization as intrinsic to everyday life. Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan have been in collaborative discussion about imperial cultures of empire for over three decades. They will discuss their works in common and recent monographs, Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First century America (Duke University Press, 2017) and Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Duke University Press, 2018).  Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 12PM | Allbritton 304
FGSS Open House

Interested being an FGSS major?  Learn more about the FGSS curriculum and meet with current FGSS majors and faculty and out Open House.  Lunch is Provided.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 4:30PM | Russell House
Diane Weiss Memorial Lecture with Robert Reid-Pharr

Robert F. Reid-Pharr is Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.  Reid-Pharr holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in African American Studies from Yale University as well as a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  A specialist in African American culture and a prominent scholar in the field of race and sexuality studies, he is the author of four books: Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black American, (1999); Black, Gay, Man: Essays (2001); Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual, ( 2007); and Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post Humanist Critique, (2016).  Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 4:30PM | ALLB 311
Guest Lecturer: Susan Kent

Susan Kent is an Arts & Sciences Professor of Distinction at the University of Boulder.  She specializes in modern British history, focusing on gender, culture, imperialism, and politics. Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 12PM | ALLB 311
FGSS Senior Thesis Presentation

Hear from the FGSS Senior Thesis writers about their scholarly research as they present their final theses and celebrate the completion of this culminating project over lunch.


Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 10AM-12PM| ALLB 311
FGSS Reunion & Commencement Weekend Reception

The FGSS Reunion/Commencement Reception is held in conjunction with the Philosophy Department and the Science in Society Program.  Family and Friends are welcome! Brunch providved.

Fall 2018 Events

Thursday, October 25th, 2018| 3:30PM | PAC 004
Judging Gender: Power & Rigths After Kavanaugh

Please join us for a teach-in/speak out on gender politics after Kavanaugh, addressing reproductive rights, #MeToo and the courts. With talks by Yale Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and NARAL-CT executive director Sarah Croucher.  Discussion and Q & A following. Check out the Facebook event HERE.

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | 12PM | Russell House
FGSS FALL SYMPOSIUM, "Black Lives and Health: Writing Hidden Histories" 

A refelection on HIV/AIDS and its histories, Black lives and health, queer historiographies, writing lives, and more with Linda Villarosa (CUNY) and Khary Polk (Amherst College).

Linda Villarosa
Director, CCNY Journalism Program
Contributing Writier, NY Times Magazine

Khary Polk
Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexualtiy, Women's and Gender Studie
Amherst College


Signature Events:

Symposia Sponsored by FGSS Program (click to learn more)

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