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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Ito Sisters: An American Story

Film - Documentary | February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Antonia Grace Glenn, Director/Producer; Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Michael Omi, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Ethnic Studies


Join us for a screening of the film "The Ito Sisters: An American Story," followed by Q&A with the Director/Producer Antonia Grace Glenn and Processor Evelyn Nakano Glenn and Michael Omi.

THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children. In particular, the film focuses on the experiences of Issei (or...   More >



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

Colloquium | February 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Fannie Lou Hamer Center


Ula Taylor

Fannie Lou Hamer Center


The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America”

Lecture | February 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies


"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America” brings together two scholars who work at the intersections of racialization and gender and sexual identities—C Winter Han and Scott Morgensen—to consider how these issues become co-constituted in contemporary settler colonial North America.

The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is free...   More >



Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

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 >

Thursday, February 22, 2018

(Dis)Oriented: A critical film screening and discussion

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 6-8 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Queer Caucus at Berkeley Law


Oriented explores the lives of three gay Palestinian friends living in Tel Aviv. The screening will be followed by a student panel that will aim to unsettle some of the assumptions presented in the film and move toward narratives of change that are neither narrow nor superficial, but rooted in deep work on sexual and gender diversity within our own communities and context.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fanon in the Algerian War: A Painful Gender Issue

Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Seloua Luste-Boulbina, Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Change, Denis Diderot University

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


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?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mariannes Noires: Afropean Mosaics

Film - Documentary | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Mame-Fatou Niang, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes Noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from Metropolitan France to Africa and its mama diasporas.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

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


Library


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



Revisiting Gattaca: Film Screening and Panel

Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Troy Duster, Emeritus, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English, Emory University; Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Karen Nakamura, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Center for Genetics and Society, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Join us as we revisit Gattaca—the dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$0

Register online.

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.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bodies in Process: Trans Politics and Possibilities

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 691, CRG Conference Room


Center for Race and Gender


BODIES IN PROCESS: TRANS POLITICS & POSSIBILITIES
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
691 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, School of Education

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.



Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Townsend Center for the Humanities, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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.



Ovarian Psycos: April's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives... The film Ovarian Psycos rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group's activism, born of feminist ideals, indigenous understanding and an urban/-hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice,...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


All You Need is Love: “Benevolent Whiteness” and Love Language as Colonial Violence
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, PhD

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Flying Under the Radar: Privacy, Airport Surveillance, and Transgender Politics

Lecture | April 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Toby Beauchamp, Assistant Professor in Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk positions the various medicalized technologies central to airport security screenings in a broader political and cultural context to show how efforts to objectively distinguish between bodies that are worthy of care and bodies that are inherently harmful displace the violence of state policies and practices onto...   More >

Monday, April 9, 2018

Trans Memoir/Memory: Migrations and Territories of Racial Gender Becoming

Lecture | April 9 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Jian Chen, Assistant Professor of English, The Ohio State University

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Janet Mock’s coming-of-age stories as a Black and Native Hawaiian trans woman in Redefining Realness (2014) create points of transmission between cis-heterosexual civil society and emergent transgender, especially trans of color, communities in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

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


Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

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


Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

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


Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sideways Selves: on the decolonizing geographies of trans* justice across the Américas

Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Pedro Javier DiPietro, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines trans* of color geographies as they speak to the hemispheric projects of Latinx, indigenous, and decolonial trans*feminisms. It focuses on trans spaces as responses to the coloniality of gender and its shaping of trans dispossession and rehabilitation.



Angela Davis: 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.


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Death Drop: Becoming the Universe at the End of the World

Lecture | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

“I hope to become the universe.” These words announced the 2010 suicide of Seth Walsh, a Latinx, gender non-conforming youth. Sketching the quotidian brutality of their existence, Walsh’s manifesto, against the promise of modernity, offers a place to aggregate forms of trans life even more unlivable than death.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Risk, Innovation, and Gender Reassignment Surgery Culture in Thailand

Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall | Canceled


Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines how the South East Asian gender reassignment surgery industry fits into a global imaginary of risk and innovation in transgender health.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Open in Emergency: Decolonizing Mental Health

Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife


Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland

Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, HIFIS Cluster in Disability Studies


In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health.” In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, “decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches.”


free

Register online.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Center for Race Gender Open House Reception

Tour/Open House | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


earn about exciting upcoming events and opportunities. Meet our new staff. Reconnect with students, faculty, and scholars doing race and gender research over delicious food and drink!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Verónica Gago in Conversation with Wendy Brown

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs


“Neoliberalism” has become the name for mainstream political economy since 1990: a characterization used by many of this economy’s detractors and sometimes by its proponents. In their work, Wendy Brown and Verónica Gago encourage us to go beyond this popularized understanding, in which neoliberalism is reduced to an economic doctrine of deregulation and austerity...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Monday, September 24, 2018

Anti-Neoliberal Feminism: A Reading from within Present Struggles

Lecture | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory


In Latin America, the meaning of neoliberalism remains contested, and debates on neoliberalism are ongoing. Complicating previous diagnoses, current feminist movements in the region have proposed new definitions grounded in concrete struggles. These have led to a rethinking of neoliberalism from below: an effort to rework the programs introduced by so-called “progressive” governments. The new...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Seminar: The Feminist Strike as a Practical Research Tool: Beyond the Patriarchal Wage System

Seminar | September 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

The Program in Critical Theory


This seminar will take the International Feminist Strikes of 2017 and 2018 as its points of departure and will use the strike as a lens through which to analyze several key questions in contemporary feminist movements. How can we define life and work, and the difference between the two, in feminist terms? What understanding of violence does the strike imply? How can we devise shared plans for...   More >

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Archives of Justice and Abolition

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


Center for Race and Gender


Lesbian Spaces: An Archive of Abolition
Kerby Lynch, Geography

Memory, Belonging, and Archive Justice: Towards a Liberatory Archival Practice
Sine Hwang Jensen, Ethnic Studies Library

Thursday, October 11, 2018

What’s New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


As the “New Materialisms” discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Screen in Sound: Toward a Theory of Listening

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This lecture is drawn from Rey Chow’s chapter in the anthology Sound Objects (Duke UP, forthcoming), ed. James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow. By foregrounding crucial connections among sound studies, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary acousmatic experiences, the lecture presents listening as a trans-disciplinary problematic through which different fields of study resonate in fascinating ways.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Getting the Facts on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment: What are the limits of personal narratives shared online—and what do we miss in survey data?

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall


Edward Wasserman, Professor of Journalism and Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley School of Journalism; Lisa García Bedolla, Professor of Education, Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aya de Leon, Author, Poet, June Jordan’s Poetry for the People; Billy Curtis, Director, Gender Equity Resource Center

Laura Nelson, Associate Professor and Chair of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley Department of Gender & Women's Studies

Social Science Matrix, Special Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor on SVSH


Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A focused on the limits of what can be learned about sexual violence and harassment from personal narratives that are shared online, as well as the question of is missed in survey data related to sexual violence and harassment.


All Audiences

All Audiences

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 >

Monday, December 3, 2018

Erotic Resistance: Latina/x Feminist and Queer Performance in San Francisco Strip Clubs from the 1960s to the 1990s

Lecture | December 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, Teaching Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


In this talk which draws on archival and ethnographic research, Otálvaro-Hormillosa employs visual and performance analyses to map out a Latina/x feminist and queer herstoriography during two historic moments in relation to San Francisco’s sex industry.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Postconflict Utopias: Performing Everyday Survival in Colombia

Lecture | December 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Tania Lizarazo, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication, and the Global Studies Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Using excerpts from Mujeres Pacíficas (mujerespacificas.org), a digital storytelling project in collaboration with Afro-Colombian women activists, I will explore the utopian character of survival in a postconflict that has yet to materialize. These stories portray how survival manifests in everyday practices—from showing up to care-taking—, and not in massive resistance actions. I move away from...   More >

Friday, December 7, 2018

New Publications: A Reading with Stefania Pandolfo and Minoo Moallem

Lecture | December 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Please join the CMES for readings from two new publications by CMES affiliated faculty, Stefania Pandolfo (Anthropology) and Minoo Moallem (Gender and Women's Studies).

Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo’s unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the soul at a time of tremendous global...   More >

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rally to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Mario Savio Steps


Paola Bacchetta, Faculty Member, Gender and Women's Studies; Hatem Bazian, Faculty Member, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty-profile/hatem-bazian, Provost, Co-founder and Faculty Member of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Oliver Jones, 1969 TWLF Student Striker; Jeff Leong, Poet and Author; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist and 1969 TWLF Student Striker; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Youth Counselor

American Cultures, TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, TWLF Research Initiative, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Department of African American Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, Native American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!


Rally to celebrate the first day and 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“Bringing the War Home”: Visual Aftermaths and Domestic Disturbances in the Era of Modern Warfare

Lecture | February 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Caren Kaplan, Professor of American Studies, University of California, Davis

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


At the close of the First Gulf War, feminist architectural historian Beatriz Colomina wrote that “war today speaks about the difficulty of establishing the limits of domestic space.” That conflict of 1990-91 is most often cited as the first to pull the waging of war fully into the digital age and therefore into a blurring of boundaries of all kinds.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project

Lecture | February 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Associate Professor of American Studies, Honors Program Director, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


The "Detours" project takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by the genre of the guidebook, which manifest the fantasy of Hawai‘i as an exotic island destination for the consumption of tourists. "Detours" deliberately perverts the guidebook to produce alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands as well as concrete...   More >

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 5 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


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

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5...   More >


Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks pri

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#MeToo Hong Kong

Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies


As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks...   More >

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Celebrating Black Girls in Libertaory Spaces

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Ree Botts, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Kenly Brown, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Derrika Hunt, PhD Candidate in School of Education, Graduate Student Wellness Project Director for the Graduate Assembly

Tiffani Johnson, PhD candidate of Education, Social & Cultural Studies

Shelby Mack, BA Candidate in American Studies

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Film Screening of Criminal Queers: directed by Chris Vargas and Eric A. Stanley

Film - Feature | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Narratives of Progress and Protection, Contradiction and Refusal: Indigeneity, Gender and Citizenship

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


Center for Race and Gender


Fantasia Painter, PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies, Researcher for the Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings Research Initiative in the Center for Race & Gender

Raquel Pacheco, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Staging Justice

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Deniz Göktürk
Associate Professor, German

Leti Volpp
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law, Director of Center for Race and Gender

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Evoking Sympathy for the Muslim Woman Post 9/11

Lecture | April 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor of American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies Program Co-Founder and Director, University of Michigan

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This talk examines representations of Muslim women in the U.S. news media post-9/11/01, focusing on how Muslim women became sites of public sympathy and moral outrage. It argues that the logics central to the War on Terror are not possible without their accompanying affects, showing how Muslim women are designated as worthy of feeling while Muslim men are not.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Humanitarianism and Filming the Testimony of Trauma

Lecture | May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Professor Meyda Yeğenoğlu, Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


“Auction of Souls: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres” is a film that claims to recount the “true narrative” of the life of Aurora Mardiganian, a young Armenian girl held in captivity by the Turks during the forced deportation of Armenians in Anatolia before the First World I.