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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Earth Writing: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Sharad Chari

Workshop | November 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Lenore Manderson, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Sumathi Ramaswamy, James B. Duke Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University; Amita Baviskar, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Kath Weston, Anthropology, University of Virginia; Geeta Patel, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

Sharad Chari, Geography, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Geography, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Alan Dundes Distinguished Chair in Folklore


In our time of unprecedented instrumentalization and transformation of earthly and worldly processes, from the scale of the body to the planet, the Earth-Writing Symposium returns to the question of ‘geography’ as the praxis of ‘Earth-writing.’ Attention to the ‘graphia’ in ‘geography’ points us to a variety of forms of writing or inscription with, through or alongside material, earthly or...   More >

Friday, November 16, 2018

#MeToo: One Year Later

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100


Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law

Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race and Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate Speaker, Affirmation and Empowerment Series


#MeToo: One Year Later

This conference will spotlight how harassment and discrimination impact people with a range of different identities, including people of color and LGBTQ people, and examine the extent to which the #MeToo movement has brought lasting change.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Jasmine Syedullah: Job Talk in Gender and Women's Studies

Lecture | November 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Jasmine Syedullah, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, Vassar College

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


JOB TALK IN GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES

Jasmine Syedullah is a black feminist political theorist of abolition, as well as co-author of "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" (North Atlantic Books, 2016). She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vassar College. Her research brings a black feminist approach to questions of political theory to ask how the carceral...   More >

Monday, November 26, 2018

My Mother’s Body, or Mapping the Biological Life of Jim Crow

Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Courtney Desiree Morris, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


JOB TALK IN GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES

Mossville is an unincorporated historic freedmen’s community in Louisiana located north of the industrial Port of Lake Charles. In the 1940s, several petrochemical corporations began building plants around Mossville that contaminated the town’s air, water, soil, and the bodies of local residents. I explore my mother’s cancer journey to argue for a theory of...   More >

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Practice of Freedom: Impunity, Justice, and the Law: with Judge Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay

Lecture | November 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law


Judge Navanethem "Navi" Pillay

Center for Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project Race and Gender, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Berkeley Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law, Gender and Women's Studies, School of Law, University of Kwazulu-Natal at Durban


Judge Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay will speak to her work spanning the struggle for freedom in South Africa, on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, on the International Criminal Court, and as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, including her current work on international justice and against the death penalty.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The State of Sexual Regulation: Hymen Exams, Anal Exams, and Nation Making in Contemporary Lebanon

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Rudgers University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Hymen exams and anal exams are part of the interface of sexual regulation in contemporary Lebanon. In this talk I trace the legal and similarities and differences between these exams, and argue that both anal and hymen exams regulate and produce sexual difference in terms of a sex binary and in terms of a difference in sexualities.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Lecture | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law


Center for Race and Gender


SHERENE H. RAZACK
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AND THE PENNY KANNER ENDOWED CHAIR IN GENDER STUDIES, UCLA

5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of...   More >