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Scholar's Lecture

Scholar's Lecture

The Scholar’s Lecture is an annual event held by Women and Gender Studies to honor the work of one of our affiliate faculty members. Our lecturer this year was Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt.

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt Presented at the WGS South Conference 2024

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt Presented at the WGS South Conference 2024

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, alongside Moksheda Thapa, a graduate student from the Women and Gender Studies program, presented at the WGS South Conference on March 29. WGS South is a feminist organization dedicated to supporting and promoting all aspects of women's studies, advocating for the elimination of oppression and discrimination based on various factors such as sex, gender identity and expression, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, physical ability, and class. Each year, WGS South collaborates with an institution in the Southeastern region of the United States to host its annual academic conference. This year's conference was held at the University of South Carolina from March 28 - March 30. The presentations by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt and Moksheda Thapa included the following topics: 1. The Knife Between Her Legs: An Examination of a “Bad Girl’s” Family by Moksheda Thapa, George Mason University 2. Radical Illegibility: Queer Women’s Archives as Resistance by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, George Mason University Both presentations contributed valuable insights and perspectives to the conference's discourse on gender, sexuality, and activism.

‘Inclusion Reimagined’: Podcast by Professor Anu Aneja for Indira Gandhi National Open University

‘Inclusion Reimagined’: Podcast by Professor Anu Aneja for Indira Gandhi National Open University

In celebration of International Women's Day 2024, Professor Anu Aneja, Director of the Women and Gender Studies program, was invited to deliver a podcast hosted by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. The podcast, intended for distance education students of IGNOU located across India, was relayed through the university’s media channels. During the episode, Professor Aneja explored the theme of 'Inclusion Reimagined' and offered insightful perspectives on diversity and equity through a critical interrogation of narrow understandings of identity and intersectionality in the context of the need for systemic changes.  She also highlighted the important role of language, poetry and art in bringing about transformations through the power of creative imagination.

2023 Scholar's Lecture

2023 Scholar's Lecture

On April 20th, Women and Gender Studies hosted our annual Scholar’s Lecture, featuring a talk by Dr. Akila’Ka Ma’at, Assistant Professor in Women and Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, and Communications.

Yevette Richards Jordan Presents in Belgium on Gender Politics Faculty Afoot

Yevette Richards Jordan Presents in Belgium on Gender Politics

Professor Yevette Richards Jordan presented "Gender Politics: The AFL-CIO’s Underhanded Practices against the ICFTU’s Women’s Committee" on October 7 at an international workshop hosted by the Amsab-Institute of Social History. The workshop entitled, "The AFL-CIO and the International Cold War: Problems, Paradigms, and Pragmatic Responses," explored the Cold War international history of US labor's relations with worldwide organized labor. The workshop aimed to offer a global approach to the phenomenon of an “activist” American trade union movement.