Symposia Sponsored by

The FGSS Program | Formerly The Women's Studies Program

Date Topic Speaker(s)


Decolonial Feminisms 

Afiya Zia, Fania Noël, Bhakti Shringarpure


Access, Aesthetics, and Activism

Moya Bailey, Alice Sheppard

2019 Transfeminisms

Paisley Currah, Claudia Sofía Garriga-López

2018 Black Lives and Health: Writing Hidden Histories

Linda Villarosa, Khary Polk 

2017 The Politics of Knowledge

Deborah Cohler, Hope Dector, Vashti DuBois

2016 #sayhername: Gender, Race, and Police Violence

Andrea Ritchie, Sherri Williams

2015 Mass Incarceration: Feminists Respond

Ruth Gilmore, Joy James

2014 Activism in Queer Times

Reina Gossett, Amber Hollibaugh

2012 Women and the Politics of Gender: Election 2012

M. Barakso, C. Feimster, N. Folbre, I. Grewal, R. Self, M. Swers


Confronting Gender Violence: The Personal and the Political Cynthia Enloe, Andrea Ritchie, Karen Singleton
2010 Feminist Disability Studies: Embattled Bodies Eli Clare, Nirmala Erevelles
2009 TRANSforming institutions: Transgender Studies, Rights and Health Paisley Currah, Ben Singer, Susan Stryker
2008 Islam and Gender: Social Changes and Diversity in Muslim Communities Suzanne Brenner, Yvonne Haddad, Arzoo Osanloo
2007 Public Legal Anthropology: Engaging Feminist Approaches Susan F. Hirsch, M.Kamari Clarke
2006 Questions of Embodiment Amber Hollibaugh, David L. Eng
2005 Genes: Gender, Race, Sex Banu Subramaniam, Jennifer Terry
2004 Challenges to Gender & Sexuality Discrimination Inside & Outside the Courts Chai Rachel Feldblum, Reva Beth Siegel
2003 Transnational Feminisms Inderpal Grewal, Jasbir Kaur Puar
2002 Women's Bodies, Women's Rights, Feminist Activism Rebecca J. Gomperts. M.D., Jennifer C. Jaff


Feminist Futures in the Global World M. Jacqui Alexander, Chandra Talpade Mohanty
2000 Feminist Ethics and the Politics of Difference Janet Jacobsen, Mary Pat Brady
1999 Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in African Cinema Kagendo Murungi, Salem Meduria, Flora M'mbugu-Schelling
1998/1999 Writing Women's Lives Barbara Goldsmith, Patricia R. Hill
1998 Figuring the Body Nancy Bowen, Nancy Davison
1997 Women & Sport Christine M. Shelton, Mary Jo Kane
1996 Feminism, Race, Ethinicity Micaela di Leonardo, Adolph L. Reed, Jr.
1995 Fixing Feminism Carol R. Sternhell, Jennifer Wicke
1994 Women and Television Gloria-Jean Masciarotte, Lynn Joyrich
1993 Poetry Is Not A Luxury: A Tribute to Audre Lorde 1934-1992 Michelle Cliff, Sharon P. Holland
1992 Women as Producers and Consumers of Culture Hazel Carby, Kathy Peiss
1991 Women Under the Law Martha Fineman, Patricia Williams
1990 The Politics of Choice" Reproductive Rights in the 1990's Rosalind Petchesky, Suzanne Lynn
1989 Gender and the Global Labor Market Chandra Talpade Mohanty, M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly
1987 Representation & Reproduction: Women and the Technology of Gender Emily Martin, Linda Singer, Elizabeth Fee
1986 Do Women's Studies Make a Difference? Evelyn Fox Keller, Nancy K. Miller, Joan W. Scott