Past Events

Black Body Art: Feminist Articulations of Race, Gender, and Geography


The GCWS speaker series at MIT engages discourses on feminist ideas, theories, concerns, and practices in our contemporary moment. This event will feature Dell. M. Hamilton of Harvard University, Anique Jordan or Whippersnapper Gallery in Toronto, and Amanda Russell Wallace of Smith College. The panel will be moderated by Kimberly Juanita Brown of Mount Holyoke…
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Kate Grauvogel: Gender and Risk Perception in the Development of Oral Contraceptives, 1940-1968


Kate Grauvogel is an advanced doctoral student in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Department at Indiana University-Bloomington. Broadly, her research interests include the history of women’s health, especially pathology and psychiatry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her current research focuses on women and experimentation in medicine, particularly the history of blood…
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Panel: Title IX Over Time


To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, will host a conversation about the impact of Title IX and the work that remains to be done when it comes to equality and sports. FEATURING: Swin Cash, director of player development,…
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Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions for a Just World


Northeastern University School of Law’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) will host a daylong conference on May 1 called “Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions for a Just World,” which will focus on the “digital regulation of everyday life.” See the flyer below for information about the conference’s panels and keynote speaker Sarah Jeong.

Film Screening: “The Freedom to Marry”


THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is an intimate and epic documentary: it’s a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as the movement’s architect, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the US Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement’s history along the way. Register here!

From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy, Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and her Contemporaries


  Dr. Gesa Kirsch, professor of English at Bentley University, will discuss Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, an early 20th-century woman physician, her cohort of Western women physicians, and the role of the Woman’s Medical Journal in creating and sustaining a large professional network of early women physicians. This lecture will speak directly to Dr. Ritter’s…
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“Never the less” Magazine Launch Party


Please join us in the Ryder Theatre Lab on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 for the first chance to see “Never the less,” a magazine produced by the Spring 2017 Intro to WGSS class. Light refreshments will be served.

Whitney Kelting: “Building Masculinity: Jain Laymen’s Gender Negotiations Through Temple Construction Programs”


Please join WGSS affiliated faculty member Whitney Kelting for a talk on the gendered implications of Jain temple-building. Dr. Kelting is an associate professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the author of Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion (Oxford University Press, 2001)…
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Brooke O’Harra and Sharon Hayes: “Ricerche: three”


Brooke O’Harra and Sharon Hayes will present and discuss “Ricerche: three,” a video installation that draws on interviews with 35 Mount Holyoke College students about their perspective on sex, sexuality, gender and the political realities that constrain and/or liberate them. “Ricerche: three” was presented at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Brooke O’Harra is a professional theater…
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