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Monday, March 2, 2015

Undergraduate Student Research Grant Application Deadline

Deadline | March 2 |  Barrows Hall

Center for Race and Gender


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 2, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduate students for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be...   More >

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Vaginal Impressions: The Affective Biopolitics of the First Women Physicians

Lecture | March 3 | 5:30 p.m. | 652 Barrows Hall

Kyla Schuller, Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies,, Rutgers University

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society

This talk proposes that the notion of the human nervous system as an impressible, malleable entity continuously remade by contact with its environment lies at the heart of nineteenth-century U.S. cultural politics. Theorizing “impressibility” as a nineteenth-century keyword linking race and sexuality, the talk explores how scientists, reformers, and writers alike saw themselves as working in...   More >

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wendy Davis: From Filibuster Fame to the Race for Governor: Her "Fight for All" in the State of Texas

Special Event | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Wendy Davis

Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Women in Public Policy, Boalt Hall Women's Association

Wendy Davis shot to national fame in 2013 when she took to the Texas Senate floor in pink sneakers for an 11-hour filibuster to block restrictive abortion legislation. She then became the state's first female nominee for governor since Ann Richards in 1994. Join us for a conversation about Senator Davis' journey from single mom, to Harvard Law School, to Democratic icon, and what her story can...   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Video Screening: "Comfort Women Wanted"

Film - Documentary | March 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist (New York City)

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Department of Ethnic Studies

Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist

The video is based on Chang-Jin Lee’s interviews in 7 countries with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Dutch, and Filipino "comfort women" survivors, as well as a former Japanese soldier.

COMFORT WOMEN WANTED brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, known as "comfort women," who were systematically exploited as sex slaves...   More >

International Women's Day Celebration: Advancements, Challenges and International Cooperation

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 7-8 p.m. | International House, Auditorium

International House, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, United Nations Association, USA East Bay Chapter

A celebration and panel discussion focusing on women’s accomplishments as well as barriers to gender equality, moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem, UC Berkeley Gender & Women’s Studies Department. Panelists include Nathalie Delrue-McGuire, Consul General of Belgium; Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada; Ana Valenzuela, Consul General of El Salvador and Hilde Skorpen, Consul General of...   More >

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

Workshop | March 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Center for New Media

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate; suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the sometimes contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this...   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, March 9, 2015

Body Burdens: Soil, Sediment and Accretive Violence in Martinique

Colloquium | March 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall | Note change in date

Vanessa Agard-Jones, Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

Department of Geography

For the past half century, anglophone toxicologists and environmental activists have used the term “body burden” to describe the accumulated amount of harmful substances present in human bodies. In recent years, “charges corporelles” have emerged as part of the popular conversation in Martinique, a French territory in the Caribbean where Dr. Agard-Jones conducts ethnographic research.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Black Femininity and the Seductions of Emergency: African American Literature after 9/11

Lecture | March 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 112 Haviland Hall

Professor Erica Edwards, Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside

The Black Room: Revisiting “Blackness” in the Global 21stCentury

Over the decades of U.S. empire-building, from 1945 to the present, black women have played a central role in fashioning the imaginary of U.S. dominance around the globe. Given how blackness has functioned to justify the U.S.’s narrative of itself as an exceptional, enlightened multiracial and equitable democracy, the work of racialized gendered subjects on this side of terror—as representatives...   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meltem Yenilmez on Islam, Women's Sexuality, and Social Change in Turkey

Lecture | March 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Prof. Meltem Yenilmez, Scholar-in-Residence, Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Since the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923, women have played a key part in the secularization of Turkey. With the rise of political Islam in the beginning of 1990s, the idea of the “modern Republican woman” and the very role of women in public life have come into question in escalating tensions about the nature of modernity and secularism. This talk will explore the struggles over...   More >

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Colloquium | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies, entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the interests and demands of their polities with some regularity. To date the political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the timing of changes in public opinion (as...   More >

Postcolonial Technopolitics

Colloquium | March 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Kavita Philip, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Irvine

Department of Geography

Kavita Philip is an Associate Professor in the UCI Department of History. Her research interests are in technology in the developing world; transnational histories of science and technology; gender, race, globalization and postcolonialism; environmental history; and new media theory. Her essays have appeared in the journals Cultural Studies, Postmodern Culture, NMediaC, Radical History Review,...   More >

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Unsettling the State: Native Women Derailing U.S. Indian Policy in Historical and Contemporary Articulations

Colloquium | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Center for Race and Gender

Unsettling the State: Native Women Derailing U.S. Indian Policy in Historical and Contemporary Articulations

Sovereignty Struggles: Native Californian Women and the Politics of Federal Recognition
Olivia Chilcote, Ethnic Studies

Engaging Domesticity: Native Women Navigating Assimilation in the Bay Area, 1926 – 1946
Caitlin Keliiaa, Ethnic Studies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Bodies, New Politics: Praxis in the Age of Disability

Lecture | March 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)

Therí A. Pickens, Assistant Professor of English, Bates College

Department of Gender and Women's Studies

How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to having social and political significance? What can the experience of corporeality offer social and political discourse? And, how does that discourse change when those bodies belong to Arab Americans and African Americans?