Past events

Events of Spring 2017

March 27th Anne L. Harper Lecture

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We were pleased to feature Dr. Deborah Gould as our speaker for the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture in Women's Studies. Dr. Gould presented a talk entitled Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA. Professor Gould is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. More information about Dr. Gould and her work is available here.

February 24th, 2017 Graduate Symposium

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The SPEAK Graduate Symposium explored digital identity and related themes using their own scholarly, critical, and creative voices.

Events of Fall 2016

December 1st Colloquium: Lesbian Love in the (U.S. and Global) South

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Faces of Feminism, SPEAK, and the Sociology Club hosted a colloquium called “Lesbian Love in the (U.S. and Global) South,” featuring Paige Schilt, author of Queer Rock Love: A Family Memoir, and Antonia Amprino, author of Words of Fire! Women Loving Women in Latin America.

September 29th Open House

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Events of Spring 2016

April 13th Presentation: "The Straight Soviet State: Regulating Sexuality in Late Soviet Ukraine"

On April 13th, Galina Yarmanova’s Brown Bag Lecture entitled “The Straight Soviet State: Regulating Sexuality in Late Soviet Ukraine” took place. Below is a flyer with information on the talk.

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Trans Week at GSU

Students Promoting Education through Activism and Knowledge (SPEAK), the WGSS graduate student organization, presented:

Trans Week, April 4-8, 2016

Trans Week’s goals are to bring about trans awareness and education, as well as foster community and coalition building between trans people, and our allies, at Georgia State University.

Information on speakers and events at: facebook.com/gsutransweek

Please find a flyer and calendar of events below.
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Marcia Ochoa Book Talk
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On March 23rd Marcia Ochoa gave a discussion on her book "Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela."

This event took place in Centennial Hall, Room 120 on Wednesday, March 23rd from 5:00PM-7:00PM.

The event was co-sponsored by: The Department of Anthropology, The Department of African-American Studies, The Center for Latin American & Latino/a Studies, Faces of Feminism, and SPEAK.

Sherie M. Randolph Lecture

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On February 23rd Sherie M. Randolph gave a lecture titled "'Black Power May be the Only Hope America Has': Flo Kennedy Black Power and Feminism." The lecture was co-sponsored by the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The Internet: Bodies, Aesthetics, & Power, Symposium

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The Internet is a space that obscures and illuminates micro-tensions and macro-structures, providing endless possibilities for radical theorizing. Please join us for some of these conversations IRL (in real life) in The Internet: Bodies, Aesthetics, and Power in the Age of Information presented by SPEAK at Georgia State University on Friday, February 19.

This event took place from 10 AM – 4 PM in Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE (room 2343) on Friday, February 19th.

Some questions our panelists explored included: How do our daily engagements with the Internet shape who we are and how we live? How does the Internet modify our IRL spaces? In what ways do we combat normative power structures on the Internet? What do certain online aesthetic practices mean for personal and collective politics?

This event was hosted by SPEAK and co-sponsored by Faces of Feminism and the department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

Events of Fall 2015

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Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, Chair of University of Toronto’s Women and Gender Studies Institute, presented his lecture, “Funk: A Black Note on the Human” on Monday, October 19. The lecture took place at 4pm in the Department of Communication, room 830 of 25 Park Place. This event was presented by The Institute for Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of African-American Studies, and co-sponsored by SPEAK and Faces of Feminism.

October 29

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Join Charis in welcoming Professor Amira Jarmakani with her new book: An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror. This event took place on Thursday, October 29th, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Located at Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307.
Click here for more information.

September 15

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“I’m Not Angry, I Have Strong Opinions: Black Feminism & Hip Hop” took place Tuesday, September 15th at 7PM in Dahlberg Hall. This roundtable discussion featured Lia Bascomb, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies; Lakeyta Bonnette, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Tiffany King, Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Scott Heath, Assistant Professor of English. The discussion was moderated by Sesali Bowen, MA student in WGSS.

We were pleased to feature Dr. Deborah Gould as our speaker for the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture in Women's Studies on March 27th, 2017. Dr. Gould presented a talk entitled Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA.

Marcia Ochoa was featured as our speaker for the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture in Women's Studies on March 23rd, 2016. She gave a talk on her book "Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela."

The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 20th Anniversary Symposium, March 6, 2015. “Transforming Feminist Praxis and Scholarship: 40 Years of Struggle, 20 Years as an Institute,” including panel discussions on WGSS in the World, WGSS: Polemics and Possibilities, and WGSS on the Edge.

 

 

 

 

Samantha King delivers the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture at the Women’s Studies Institute at Georgia State University on September 13, 2012. The talk is titled, “Imperial Charity: Commodity Feminism and the US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness.”

Lisa Duggan delivers a plenary lecture at the 2011 meeting of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, hosted by the Women’s Studies Institute at Georgia State University. The talk is titled, “Atlas Shrugging: Greed, Privatization, and the Decline of Public Life” and was delivered March 26, 2011.

Julia Oparah (formerly Sudbury) delivers the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture at the 2011 meeting of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, hosted by the Women’s Studies Institute at Georgia State University. The talk is titled, “Against Reconstruction; or, What I Learned from Oya about Disasters and Rebirth” and was delivered March 24, 2011.