Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy, a faculty member in communication studies and women and gender studies, will discuss and present portions of her film that examines the wide variety of visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. popular culture and contrasts these images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current.
Location: Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor Gathering Space
The Library Speaker Series is free, but RSVP is requested. Contact Carol Franklin at 773.508.2641 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.
Presenters: Linda Basch, National Council for Research on Women; Melissa Fisher, Georgetown University
CEW presents a panel discussion focused on women in corporate America, both on Wall Street and in fund management. Panelists include Dr. Melissa Fisher, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University whose forthcoming book is an ethnography of the first generation of women on Wall Street (the 1950s to the present). The second panelist is Linda Basch, president of the National Council for Research on Women. Dr. Basch along with Jacki Zehner (Women in Fund Management), examined if the recent U.S. financial system's economic meltdown might have been avoided if more women had been in the fields of hedge funds and mutual funds.
The relatively low proportion of women in academic science and engineering (S&E) has been the topic of numerous recent books, reports, and workshops. Data for 2006 show that women continue to constitute a much lower percentage of S&E full professors than their share of S&E doctorates awarded in that year. Even in psychology, a field heavily dominated by women, women were less than half of all full professors, even though they earned well more than half of doctorates in 2006.
Through this offering of comparative cultural and intellectual history, Professor Collins exposes links between the Black Arts Movement and the Feminist Art Movement in the United States to address a critical question that is too often tackled without seeing these movements as central: How did postwar cultural workers deeply immersed in sociopolitical movements in the United States see their role and work?
Location: Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, Barnard Center for Women
In honor of both Women's History Month and one particular woman, Jane S. Gould '40, first permanent director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, BCRW presents a discussion that remembers Jane and places her life and work in the context of the feminist movements that have improved our lives in so many ways.