Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events

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, "Transfeminism" 

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 

Spring 2020 Events

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 4:30PM-6PM| JUDD 166
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

May
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 23, 2020 | 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.

 

Signature Events:

Symposia Sponsored by FGSS Program (click to learn more)

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