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Friday, February 24, 2017

God, Sex and Gender: a Conversation on Adrian Thatcher's Redeeming Gender

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall


Adrian Thatcher, Honorary Professor of Theology, University of Exeter; Thomas W. Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Adrian Thatcher’s recently-published Redeeming Gender draws on Thomas Laqueur’s Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud in an attempt to offer a distinctive Christian Theology of Gender. In this lunchtime conversation, Thatcher will provide a brief overview of his recent work before discussing its principle arguments with Laqueur.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oh, God! The Religious Right to Sexual Pleasure on Christian Sexuality Websites

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Kelsy Burke, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This talk examines how some conservative evangelical Christians justify a wide range of sexual practices and pleasures within the confines of religious orthodoxy and heterosexuality.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies); Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland

Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture
A roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies) and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from...   More >

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Film Screening: Advantageous

Film - Feature | March 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100


Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 9, 2016 at UC Berkeley for the first screening of the 2017 series Being Human in a Biotech Age: Advantageous.

Professor Osagie Obasogie and Professor Charis Thompson will be with us in person to comment on the film after the screening.

About the film:

Advantageous posits a future a hundred or so years from now where declining fertility, economic crisis...   More >


All Audiences

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence and Black Legal Subjects: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence & Black Legal Subjects

Race, Masculinity, and the Development of Wife-Beating Laws in the U.S.
Margo Mahan, Sociology

Black Women, Domestic Violence, & Paradoxical Space
Alisa Bierria, Center for Race & Gender   More >

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research

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Istifaa Ahmed, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies

The performance we will analyze is Untitled (2012), by black artist Tameka Norris, directly inspired by Ana Mendieta’s performance piece, Untitled (Body Tracks) (1974). In her work, Norris...   More >