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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that. Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!



Film Screening: The State of Eugenics

Film - Feature | March 21 | 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 21, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of The State of Eugenics, the just-released film about the eugenic sterilization program North Carolina ran between the 1930's and 1970's. The film documents how that long-forgotten program was brought back to light by researchers and journalists, resulting in a pitched political battle over compensating...   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

California Countercultures: Ana Mendieta: Decolonialized Feminist and Artist with Laura Pérez

Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and women’s studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 2001–2 and Labor +...   More >


Admission to this lecture is free.

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

mY [blOOd] bOdY
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 >

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Film Screening: Future Baby

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 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 April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

This...   More >

Friday, April 7, 2017

On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan....   More >

Saturday, April 8, 2017

On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 8 | 9:45 a.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan....   More >

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Looking at Okinawa: Race, Gender, Nation

Conference/Symposium | April 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCMN Commons Seminar Room)


Ishikawa Mao, Photographer; Wendy Matsumura, Professor, UC San Diego; Annmaria Shimabuku, Professor, NYU

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures


This is a one-day event being held in order to create a dialogue on issues of race and gender in the study of Okinawa, and to contemplate the relationship between the study of Japan and the study of Okinawa.

We will initiate this dialogue with a lecture by photographer Ishikawa Mao, whose work explores the complex relationships of gender, race, and national identity in Okinawa and...   More >

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Visual Vocabularies and Queer Citizenships: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Visual Vocabularies & Queer Citizenships

Recuperating Afro-Indigenous Pasts: Collage Art and the Case of Undocumented Migration
Alan Palaez Lopez, Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Islamicate Sexualities: Locating Race and Gender within the History of Sexuality
Andrew Gayed, York University

Landscapes of Intimacy
Marco Antonio Flores, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall


Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley


Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity and Protection: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


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

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity & Protection

Sustaining the Disability Community: The Weaving of Activism, Kinship, and Cash Economies
Dr. Juliann Anesi, Gender and Women’s Studies Department

Aoga Fiamalamalama and Loto Taumafai Schools are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), established in the 1970s...   More >

Friday, April 28, 2017

Learning and Legislating Love: Family Inequality and U.S. Marriage Education Policy

Colloquium | April 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Fresno

Jill Duerr Berrick, Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Sociology


In this talk, she will take the audience inside the marriage education classroom to reveal how healthy marriage policy promotes the idea that preventing poverty depends on individuals’ abilities to learn about skilled love.



FORGETTING VIETNAM, a film by Trinh Minh-ha

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation

FORGETTING VIETNAM
a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha
Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
5:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center
MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
(Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)

Touching on a trauma of international...   More >

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Social Science Matrix Open House: A Gathering and Celebration

Reception | May 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820 Barrows Hall


Social Science Matrix


Please join us on May 4th, 2017 between 4pm-6pm for a celebration of a successful year at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley's hub for cross-disciplinary social-science research.

Invite your friends colleagues to come to our Open House, where you can:

- Enjoy food and drink while learning about the programs and events offered by Social Science Matrix.

-...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

RSVP by May 3 online.

Monday, May 15, 2017

GWS Commencement

Special Event | May 15 | 4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


Jewelle Gomez

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Join us at 4pm on Monday, May 15th for the Commencement Ceremony for the Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Our Commencement Speaker is Jewelle Gomez.

Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage "BONES & ASH: A GILDA STORY," was performed by the Urban Bush...   More >

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summerfest

Special Event | June 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  West Gate


Wonderbread 5

Human Resources


The ever popular Summerfest will take place on Wednesday, June 14th.
You must bring your Staff ID to the event - One t-shirt and one meal per Staff member...   More >


Staff

Staff

UC Berkeley staff only - Cal ID required for entry

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Undergraduate Women's CommUNITY Lunchtime Round Table

Special Event | August 22 | 1-2:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)


Gender Equity Resource Center


Wonder Woman* Weekly is a commUNITY chat held in GenEq to empower anyone and everyone through shared dialogue. In an effort to create programming that best fits the needs of those seeking community on campus and within GenEq, Wonder Woman Weekly undergraduate coordinator would like to host a casual round table discussion over lunch to talk about what you look for in community, challenges you have...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Reading and Booksigning: Julia Bryan-Wilson

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Julia Bryan-Wilson introduces her new book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, which explores amateur, fine arts, and political uses of textile handcraft since the 1970s. Professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, Bryan-Wilson is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and, with Glenn Adamson, Art in the Making:...   More >

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Faculty Panel on Free Speech

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall


Chancellor Carol T. Christ; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Steven Hayward, IGS Visiting Scholar; Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology; David Landreth, Associate Professor of English; john a. powell, Professor of Law, African America Studies and Ethnic Studies

Office of the Chancellor


UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
are invited to hear a panel of campus
thinkers from various points on the political
spectrum explore matters of free speech in
the 21st century. A Q&A period will follow.
This special discussion is for the Cal
community. There is no cost for admission.
Please bring campus ID for entry.
Space is limited and doors will open at 3:50 p.m.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Please bring campus id for entry.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Genders in Translation

Conference/Symposium | September 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall


Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Campus at the University of Malaga, Spain


Genders in Translation, a day-long symposium organized by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, brings together international interdisciplinary scholars to consider how genders are understood, lived, represented, and translated across diverse cultures, geopolitical regions, and historical moments.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Academic Ableism and Alternatives

Conference/Symposium | September 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House


Margaret Price, Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University; Wanda J. Blanchett, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers; Stephanie Kerschbaum, Associate Professor of English, University of Delaware; Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor of English, University of Waterloo

Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Graduate School of Education, College of Environmental Design, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Rhetoric, Department of Sociology


The symposium takes its name from the title of Jay Dolmage’s forthcoming book, Academic Ableism. “For too long,” Dolmage argues, “disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of higher education encourages students and teachers alike to accentuate ability, valorize perfection, and stigmatize...   More >

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Center for Race and Gender Open House Reception

Reception | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Join us for the CRG Open House and help welcome new CRG faculty director, Prof. Leti Volpp!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

If I can K-Pop dance, I’ll be part of your beauty revolution.

Colloquium | October 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


kate-hers RHEE

Catherine Ceniza Choy, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Gender and the Trans-Pacific World Program


Visual artist kate-hers RHEE will discuss the evolution of her politically engaged work as an artist and her dogged pursuit of cultivating creativity and playful improvisation in her artistic practice to engage hetero-patriarchal global beauty ideals and accompanying digital technology from a transnational feminist perspective.



Alicia Garza Keynote Lecture

Lecture | October 5 | 5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza helped transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a grassroots national organization and a global human rights movement. Currently the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Garza has dedicated her life and career to fighting for equality and justice for all.


free

This event is sold out!.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

White Supremacy, Gender, and Speech in the wake of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 140


Michael Cohen; Charis Thompson; Ziza Delgado; Justin Leroy

Center for Race and Gender


This event will focus on the roles white supremacy has played throughout U.S. history as well as its continued effects today, particularly in relation to the 2016 election and upsurge of white nationalist and white supremacist movements.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Colloquium | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


Book talk by book author and artist, Alberto Ledesma (Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office)
Respondents: Paola Bacchetta (Gender & Women’s Studies) and Juan Prieto

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Who will speak for the migrant? Migrant struggle in the age of illegality

Lecture | October 17 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Fall 2017 Distinguished Guest Lecture presents...

Who will speak for the migrant?
Migrant struggle in the age of illegality

Alicia Schmidt Camacho
Yale University   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dwelling In-Between: Korean Americans in the Bay Area

Conference/Symposium | October 21 | 2-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Rosemarie Nahm, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Laura Kang, UC Irvine; Myung Mi Kim, SUNY Buffalo; Linda Inson Choy, Independent Art Curator; Jung Ran Bae, Artist; Minji Sohn, Artist

Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley; Elaine Kim, UC Berkeley; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College; Stephanie Hanor, Mills College Art Museum

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Mills College Art Museum


Dwelling In-Between (사이에 머물다) will feature Korean American artists, writers, and scholars who will discuss the transnational connections of the Korean American experience.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Language of Friendship: The Role of Talk in an Understudied Relationship: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture | October 24 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Graduate Division


Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture | October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Graduate Division


Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Black Migrant Writers Respond

Reading - Literary | October 26 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


Center for Race & Gender Arts & Humanities Initiative presents...
Black Migrant Writers Respond

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

“Black Migrant Writers Respond” is an intimate conversation and public reading with guests Kemi Bello (poet and cultural critic), Ola Osaze (non-fiction writer and community...   More >

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Body/Psyche Politics of Cairo's El-Nadeem

Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall


Frances Hasso, Duke University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed...   More >

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Naisargi Dave | Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Naisargi N. Dave, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto

Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Anthropology, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights


A talk by anthropologist and scholar of queer activism and animal rights in India Dr. Naisargi N. Dave.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kashmiri Women in Resistance: Indian Occupation and Silenced Histories

Lecture | November 8 | 4:30-6:15 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Huma Dar; Idrisa Pandit

Unlearning India


A conversation about the agency of Kashmiri women in resisting the violence of Indian occupation.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


At “Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal,” poets will explore what it means to articulate a kind of refusal that is urgently needed from communities who may not be part of the “national” imaginary. This event is an intimate reading delivered by each poet followed by the poets asking each other questions about their work and forming lines of affinities that undo one-way contact. This...   More >

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Between Books and Rifles: Palestinian School Girls Talk Back

Lecture: Li Ka Shing sponsored | January 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


Based on three interrelated theoretical frameworks—institutional racism, settler colonialism and security and biblical reasoning- what Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian defines as security theology- the presentation will examine the invasion of the girl child body and space in Occupied East Jerusalem (OEJ).



Disability and the Dissident Body: Ancient Jewish Resistance to Empire

Lecture | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Julia Watts Belser, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department,Georgetown University.

Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS


Ancient Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem use disability to reckon with charged questions about power, violence, and resistance. Bringing feminist disability studies to bear on rabbinic Jewish narrative, this lecture argues that disability affords the rabbis a complex symbolic discourse with which to grapple with the power of God and the brutality of empire.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Artist Talk with Anicka Yi: Sensing as Research

Lecture | January 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor


Anicka Yi

Arts Research Center


Artist Anicka Yi will talk about her work and artistic practice as it relates to synthetic biology, bio engineering, extinction, and bio fiction.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, January 29, 2018

Comics as Feminist Intervention: The reading and making of 'Lissa: a graphic novel about medical promise, friendship, and revolution

Lecture | January 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 204 Wheeler Hall


Sherine Hamdy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


'Lissa' debuted as the first book in a new series of ethnoGRAPHICs, combining anthropological insight with comics form.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Gendered Politics of Socialist Consumption in North Korea, 1953-1965

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andre Schmid, University of Toronto

Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


How was ‘proper’ consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam - Ula Taylor

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Ula Taylor

Center for Race and Gender


The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies
Respondents TBA   More >

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Decolonial and Deimperial Crossings: An Inter-Asian Feminist Genealogy

Lecture | February 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Laura Kang, Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Part of the Feminist Studies and Decolonial Epistemologies Lecture Series

This talk recalls and retraces the inter-Asian network of feminist mobilizations against Japanese sex tourism and U.S. military prostitution in the early 1970s. The work of attending to the discrepant yet linked histories of imperialist sexual violence, military dictatorship, and neocolonial exploitation of Asian women’s...   More >

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fanon in the Algerian War: A Painful Gender Issue

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Seloua Luste-Boulbina

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of French


The colony operates with a double standard. Women are both largely excluded from schooling and supposed to be protected by their male fellow citizens. Everything then happens as if, according to the old despotic saying, colonial politics were benevolent toward them: they must be protected from their own. But how? And in what sense? To answer this, Seloua Luste-Boulbina examines the conditions...   More >

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Addressing Gendered and Sexualized Violence in Conflict

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Political Conflict, Gendered Violence and People’s Struggles for Justice in South Asia
Angana Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender, and People’s Rights Project, Center for Race & Gender

Challenges in Prosecuting Sexual Violence from Nuremberg and Tokyo to the ICC
David Cohen, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Drop in 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library on Tuesday, March 6 from 12noon-5:00pm for an...   More >

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Afterlife of Gender: Transgender Deaths and Familial, Religious and Political Belonging in Contemporary Turkey

Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Asli Zengin, Research Associate and Visiting Professor in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


Associations between death, sovereignty, and gendered belonging have received little scholarly attention in social sciences and humanities. Professor Zengin's talk explores this intricate and intimate relationship by focusing on Sunni Muslim transgender people’s deaths, their funeral ceremonies and burial and mourning practices in Turkey.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Poetics and Politics of Transnational Queer Feminist of Color Film: a dialogue between globally renowned filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Pratibha Parmar, Associate Professor in Film, California College of the Arts

Paola Bacchetta, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Vice Chair for Pedagogy, UC Berkeley

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


This event consists of a dialogue between globally renowned film-maker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta, about what filmic creation and reception can open up for feminist and queer of color life world making.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“Institutional Nightmare”: The Visual Culture of Mass Incarceration

Lecture | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Nicole R. Fleetwood, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of African American Studies


In her lecture, Professor Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists and activists to produce art about the U.S. prison regime and how prison shapes life-world possibilities of people impacted. The talk examines how furtive planning and artistic tactics of appropriating items owned by the state and claiming state resources and spaces are maneuvered.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

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


Center for Race and Gender


(En)Gendering Whiteness: A Historical Analysis of White Womanhood, Colonial Anxieties, and "Tender Violence" in US Schools
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Graduate School of Education

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


The conference will feature both panels assembled in response to an open call for abstracts, as well as invited speakers who currently include: Qian Wang, Gemma Romain, Qwo-li Driskill, Amy Sueyoshi, Gloria Wekker, Nayan Shah, Omi'seke Natasha Tinsley, Amber Musser, alongside panels, workshops, and events.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


The conference will feature both panels assembled in response to an open call for abstracts, as well as invited speakers who currently include: Qian Wang, Gemma Romain, Qwo-li Driskill, Amy Sueyoshi, Gloria Wekker, Nayan Shah, Omi'seke Natasha Tinsley, Amber Musser, alongside panels, workshops, and events.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


The conference will feature both panels assembled in response to an open call for abstracts, as well as invited speakers who currently include: Qian Wang, Gemma Romain, Qwo-li Driskill, Amy Sueyoshi, Gloria Wekker, Nayan Shah, Omi'seke Natasha Tinsley, Amber Musser, alongside panels, workshops, and events.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Abolition Feminisms

Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Arts + Design


Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her...   More >

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Muslim Spaces, Jewish Pasts: Genealogies of the Split Arab / Jew Figure

Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Ella Shohat, Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the formerly unified Orientalist Semitic figure into a separate “Arab” and “Jew” and the ramifications of this split for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims.