Women's Studies Events

 

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Women's Studies Colloquia

Spring, 2014

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Rosenthal Library: President's Conf. Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

VINCENT P. CAREY

Masculinity in Danger

Gender and Colonialism in The Midnight Court

Professor Vincent P. Carey teaches early modern European history at the State University of New York–Plattsburgh, and is currently a Macaulay Honors College Visiting Teaching Fellow in the History Department at Queens College. He has published extensively on Ireland in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, with a particular emphasis over the last few years on violence and atrocity, which is the subject of his current research project. His article, “‘What’s love got to do with it?’: Gender and Geraldine Power on the Pale Border,” appeared in the collection, Dublin and the Pale in the Renaissance.

Complimentary Lunch


 

 

THE VIRGINIA FRESE PALMER CONFERENCE

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2014

 

WOMEN AND GENOCIDE

 Monday March 17, 2014

9:00 a.m. –   2:30 p.m.

4th Floor, Student Union, Queens College

 

9:00 a.m. – 12:30    Panel Discussion

 

Audra Simpson:  “The Chief’s Two Bodies:  Theresa Spence and the Gender of Settler Sovereignty.”  Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, Simpson is the author of numerous articles and of the forthcoming book Mohawk Interrupus:  Political Life across the Borders of Settler States.  

 
Donna-Lee Frieze:  “The Armenian Genocide, Women and the Genocide Convention.”  Prins Senior Fellow at the Center for Jewish History in NYC and Visiting Fellow at the Deakin Research Institute in Australia, Frieze has published widely on the Armenian and other genocides in relation to testimony, film, and philosophy.


Marion Kaplan:  “The Holocaust:  Women as Victims and Resisters.”  Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University, Kaplan has authored and edited a number of books, from The Jewish Feminist Movement in Germany, 1904-1938, to her most recent book Dominican Haven:  The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua, 1940-1945.


Wendy Lower:  “German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields of the Holocaust.”  Lower is John K. Roth Chair of History at Claremont McKenna College and historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Her latest book, Hitler’s Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award. 


Victoria Sanford:  “Maya Women as Targets:  Gender Violence & the Guatemalan Genocide.”  Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, Sanford is the recipient of numerous fellowships and the author of several books, the most recent of which is La Masacre de Panzos:  Etnicidad, Tierra y Violencia en Guatemala.


Jacqueline Murekatete:  “Gender-Based Violence during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.”  Herself a survivor of the genocide, Murekatete is an internationally recognized human rights activist, writing and speaking on the topic worldwide and organizing genocide prevention forums and projects, for which she has received a number of awards.


Lisa DiCaprio:  “The Genocide in Srebrenica:  Women Survivors and the Campaign for Truth and Justice.”  A Clinical Associate Professor of Social Sciences at New York University, she is the author of The Origins of the Welfare State:  Women, Work, and the French Revolution.  Her photographic exhibit, “TheBetrayal of Srebrenica” features photographs by Paula Allen. 


Cassandra Atlas:  “Women’s Experiences of Genocide:  Healing and Historical Memory-Building.”  Human rights Advocacy Coordinator at MADRE, Atlas plays a key role in coordinating MADRE’s human rights advocacy programs, including a transitional justice initiative among Colombian and Guatemalan women and human rights training in Iraq.


12:30-2:30:  Complimentary Lunch:  RSVP: joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-3098 

Co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Urban Studies, and the Divisions of Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

 

 

 

THE VIRGINIA FRESE PALMER ANNUAL WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE

 

Women's History Month 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor


"Women's Activism: From Queens College to the World"

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

 

Grace Davie  is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the author of The Poverty Question and the Human Sciences in South Africa, 1850-2010 (forthcoming).    She teaches courses on African History and social movements and has been actively involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement.


Diana Duarte  is the Communications Director at MADRE.  Working with women from around the world, she brings attention to the issues MADRE confronts, combating      violence, promoting peace, and building a sustainable future.  Founded in 1983, MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works with community-based women’s organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education, and other human rights. 


Alyshia Gálvez  is Associate Professor and Director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman College.  She is the author of two books, Guadalupe in New York:     Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants (2009), and Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care and the   Birth Weight Paradox, which won the ALLA Book Award in 2012.


Miliann Kang is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts.  Her book, The Managed Hand:  Race, Gender, and the      Body in Beauty Service Work (2010), addresses immigrant women’s work in Asian- owned nail salons and won the Sara Whaley book prize from the national Women’s             Studies Association, and four awards from the American Sociological Association.


Premilla Nadasen is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center.  She is the author of two books, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States, which won the 2005 John Hope Franklin Prize in American Studies; and Rethinking the Welfare Movement (2011).  A longtime community activist, she has    authored articles and given numerous public talks on African American women’s history and welfare rights.


Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center and a longtime scholar and activist, known for her work with a series of American movements.  Her books include Regulating the Poor; Poor People’s Movements; Why Americans Don’t Vote; and more recently, Challenging Authority:  How Ordinary People Change America and Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven, the Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate.


Queens College Student Activists:  Student activists from the college will join the panel to speak about their experiences and to answer questions about the various causes they support.

12:30-2:30:  Complimentary Lunch:  RSVP: joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-3098 

 

 

 

 

Women's History Month 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Student Union, 4th Floor

"Reproductive Justice"

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 Panel Discussion

 

Faith Pennick is a documentary film-maker.  She will show clips from her award-winning film Silent Choices and speak to issues it raises about black women and reproduction.  Her other films include Running on Eggshells, Harlem Sistas Double Dutch, and the short,  . . . and justice for whom?    

Iris Lopez is a Professor of Sociology at City College and the author of Matters of Choice:  Puerto Rican Women’s Struggle for Reproductive Freedom.

Eileen Geil Moran has served on the Board of Directors of Catholics for Choice for over 20 years.  The mission of CFC is “to advance reproductive ethics that are based on justice, maintain a commitment to women’s well-being and respect, and to affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives.”  Formerly with the Michael Harrington Center at Queens College, she is currently a representative on the PSC Executive Committee.   

Lynn Paltrow, J. D., is the Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.  She has worked at leading reproductive rights organizations, including the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project and the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy.  She focuses particularly on women who are the most vulnerable—low-income      women, women of color, and drug-users

Loretta Ross is a co-founder and national Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.  She has a 35-year history in the feminist movement, from anti-rape organizing, human rights education, and reproductive justice activism. She is the co-author of Undivided Rights:  Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice.

Rickie Solinger is a historian and curator, as well as the author or editor of ten books about race and class and reproductive, welfare, and incarceration policy and politics in the United States.   Her most recent book is Reproductive Politics:  What Everyone Needs to Know.

Karen Weingarten is an Assistant Professor of English at Queens College.  She is currently completing a book that is titled, “Beyond Life and Choice:  Abortion and the Liberal Individual in Modern America.

12:30-2:30:  Complimentary Lunch:  Please RSVP: joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-3098  for lunch

 

 

Women's History Month 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor

"Women in the Music World"

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 Panel Discussion

JoAnn Falletta is Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.  The New York Times calls her “one of the finest conductors of her generation.”  She has been invited to guest conduct many of the world’s finest symphony orchestras in the U. S. and abroad.  She has made many recordings, including with the London Symphony, the Philadelphia Philharmonia, the Czech National Symphony.     

Frannie Kelley is an editor at NPR Music, working on music news and issues projects.  Last year she produced “Hey Ladies,” a series of stories for radio and the web, based on a questionnaire filled out by about 800 working women musicians.  The stories included a roundtable with women music writers, a slideshow of women on classical music CD art, and a story about pop star personae.  The responses to the questionnaire were organized by theme and published unedited.

Marisa Meltzer is the author of Girl Power:  The Nineties Revolution in Music (2010), which examines the role of women in rock music since the riot grrrl movement in the early nineties.  She is also co-author of How Sassy Changed My Life (2007), which tells the inside story of the rise and fall of the revolutionary teen magazine.  She has written pieces for The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Elle, and Teen Vogue

Gwendolyn Pough is a professor at Syracuse University and the author of Check It While I Wreck It:Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere, as well as numerous articles on black feminism, Hip-hop, and black public culture. She edited Home Girls Make Some Noise:  A Hip-Hop Feminism Anthology.  She is also a fiction writer under the pen name Gwyneth Bolton.

Raquel Rivera is an author and singer-songwriter.  She is the author of New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone and articles on Caribbean/Latino popular music and culture.  Her debut CD is Las 7 salves de La Magdalena (7 Songs of Praise for Mary Magdalene).

Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics.  She has played with and composed for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, and the late Allen Ginsberg, Robert Plant and Jimmy    Page of Led Zeppelin, and has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, Good Morning America. 
 
 
12:30-2:30:  Complimentary Lunch:  RSVP: joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-3098 

1 CLIQ Point

 

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor

"Gender in the Workplace"

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

LILLY LEDBETTER is a leader in the struggle for fair pay equity.  After finding that for years she had been paid significantly less than her male colleagues at the Goodyear Rubber plant in Alabama, she brought suit against Goodyear, and although the court found in her favor, Goodyear took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled against her 5 to 4 in 2007.  Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009.

LARA VAPNEK is an Assistant Professor of History at St. John’s University.    Her most recent book is Breadwinners:  Working Women  and Economic Independence, 1865-1920.  She specializes in the history of gender, labor, and social movements in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States.

SHERYL McCARTHY is a Distinguished Lecturer in Journalism at Queens College and host of “One to One,” a weekly talk show on CUNY-TV.  She was a columnist for Newsday for 18 years and has published a collection ofher articles entitled, Why Are the Heroes Always White?

CARMELLA T.M. MARRONE is the founder of the Queens College Women and Work program, a free job and life skills training program for women who need work, but lack the requisite skills.  A graduate of Queens College and a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Center, she is also an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 

PATRICIA FRANCOIS is a domestic worker from Trinidad and a member of Domestic Workers United, an organization of nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers who work for fair labor standards and to help build a movement for social change.

HESTER EISENSTEIN is a Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  Her most recent book is Feminism Seduced:  How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World.  

JANET GORNICK  is a Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), a cross-national data archive and research center.  Her most recent book is Gender Equality:  Transforming Family Divisions of Labor, which she co-edited with Marcia Meyers.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.:  Complimentary Luncheon: If you plan to join us for lunch, RSVP to : 718-997-3098 or joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu
 
1 Cliq Point

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009, 9:00 - 2:30 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor

"Women, Queens College, and the Civil Rights Movement"

9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Frances Beal worked with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) in the 1960s, and in 1968 became a founding member of the SNCC Black Women’s Liberation Committee, which evolved into the TWWA (Third World Women’s Alliance).  A long-time activist, editor, and columnist, she writes on national black politics and other issues of peace and justice.  Her 1970 article, “Double Jeopardy:  To Be Black and Female” (1970) became a seminal work for women of color.

Rita Schwerner Bender ‘64 and her husband, Michael Schwerner, went to Mississippi as field workers for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1964. In June 1964 Michael, along with James Chaney and Andrew Goodman,
was murdered in Mississippi. She continued to work with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In 1968 she graduated from Rutgers Law School and is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility
 
Lucy Komisar '64 spent a year in Mississippi in 1962-63 as editor of the Mississippi Free Press, and went on to become  a national vice president of the National Organization for Women and a founding member of the Tax Justice Network.  She currently writes on international illegal finances: tax evasion by the rich; bribery and corruption; empowerment of dictators; drug, arms, and people trafficking; and terrorism.

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn '63 is professor of history emerita at Morgan State University.  She is co-founder of the Association of Black Women Historians and a founding member of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.  Her most recent books include African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 and Black Women’s History at the Intersection of Knowledge and Power.
 
Dorothy Zellner '60 is a veteran of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, where she worked with SNCC in Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia.  After spending twenty years in the South, she returned to New York City, where she was on the staff at the Center for Constitutional rights and the City University of New York.  She is currently an activist on Israel/Palestine issues.

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Complimentary Luncheon. If you plan to come to the luncheon, RSVP to 718-997-3098 or

joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu

1 CLIQ Point

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008, 9:00 - 1:30 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor

"Women and Sports"

9-12 noon: Panel Discussion

Alicia Lampasso Dillon is the women's swim coach at Queens College

Donna Lopiano was Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Sports Foundation for fifteen years and served as a college coach of basketball, softball, and volleyball.  As an athlete, she participated in 26 national championships in four sports and was a nine-time All-American in softball. The Sporting News lists her among “The 100 Most Influential People in Sports.”  She is a member of the National Sports Hall of Fame.
           
Donna Orender is the president of the Women’s National Basketball Association, the WNBA.  A graduate of Queens College, she played basketball at Queens and earned Regional All-American honors.  After college, she was an All-Star player in the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL).  She served with the PGA Tour for seventeen years, most recently as senior executive.  She has received many awards, including being named to the prestigious Sporting News’ annual “Power 100” list and FoxSports.com’s “10 Most Powerful Women in Sports” list.

Kym Hampton was one of the first players to play in the newly formed WNBA in 1997.  She played for the New York Liberty for three years of her 15-year professional basketball career.  She averaged 9.3 points per game and was voted Eastern Conference starting center for the WNBA All-Star Game in 1999.  After her retirement from basketball due to a knee injury, she has worked as a model and appeared in films and on television.  She is currently pursuing a music career.

Student Athletes :  Women from various sports teams at Queens College will be available to speak to their experiences and answer questions from the audience.

12:30-1:30:  Complimentary luncheon.  If you plan to come to the luncheon, RSVP to 718-997-3098 or joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu

1 CLIQ Point

 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007, 9:00 - 3:30 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor

"Female Image Makers"

9-12 noon: Morning Panel

Laurie Collyer, Projections of Women

Jill Kargman, Type A Women in a 'B' Role: Motherhood--Career With No Promotions

Laura Zigman, author of Dating Big Bird

Debbie Stoller, Editor of Bust magazine

Gail Buckley, author and historian of her mother Lena Horne's family

Christine Vachon, Film and Gender

12:15-1:45: Multimedia Presentation by the Guerrilla Girls.

1:45-3:30 p.m.: Luncheon

RSVP to 718-997-3098 or joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu

1 CLIQ Point

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006, 9:00 - 3:00 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor

"Women and the Iraq War"

9-12 noon: Morning Panel 

Aseel Sawalha, Professor of Anthropology, Pace College. Will give an anthropological view of women living under fire in wartime.

Houzan Mahmoud, representative of OWFI (Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq).

Yifat Susskind, Associate Director of MADRE. Has written on women’s human rights in liberated Iraq

Janis Karpinski, former Brig. General in charge of Abu Ghraib prison. Has spoken out and written about her treatment as a woman in the military. She was the only high-ranking officer to be sanctioned for the prison abuse even though, she maintains, it was done over her head and without her knowledge.

Amy Goodman, News journalist for Democracy Now!

12:15-1:30: Play

Performance of “Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq,” a play based on the blog of Riverbend, a woman writing from Iraq since before the invasion. The play has been adapted by Kimberly Gefgen and Loren Noveck with the cooperation of Riverbend.

1:30-3:00 p.m. Lunch 

RSVP to 718-997-3098 or to joyce.warren@qc.cuny.edu

1 CLIQ Point
 
 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2005

Monday, March 14, 2005, 9:00 - 3:30 p.m., Student Union, 4th Floor
"Feminism and Multiculturalism: How Do They/We Work Together?
 

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon:    FEMINISM AND ISLAM

Nurah W. Ammat’ullah, Founder and Executive Director of Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development:  “Making the Distinction between Faith and Religion—A Challenge to Secular Feminism”
Jane Kramer, Writer for The New Yorker: "The Veil in Europe"
Robina Niaz, Founder of “Turning Point” for Muslim Women and Families:  “Western Feminists’ Perceptions of Muslim         Women:  Do They Help or Harm Immigrant Women?
Manizha Naderi,  Women for Afghan Women: "Afghan American woman: Helping Sisters One Step At a Time, in a Multicultural Community
Katha Pollitt, Columnist for The Nation:  “Whose Culture?”

12 – 1 p.m.:  Complimentary Lunch:  RSVP:  718-997-3098 or
joyce_warren@qc.edu

1 – 3:30 p.m.:  THE VARIED VOICES OF FEMINISM

Maria Lugones, Comparative Literature, Binghamton University:  “Radical Multiculturalisms and Women of Color Feminisms”
Madhulika Khandelwal, Asian American Center, Queens College, with
Eugenia Paulicelli, European Languages and Literature, Queens College:  “Gender, Dress, and Identity in Cross Cultural
Communities of New York City”
Gail Garfield, John Jay College of Criminal Justice:  “African American   Women’s Experiences of Violence and Violation”
 

1 CLIQ Point
 
 
 
 
 

B. Women's Studies Colloquia

 Monthly meetings of Women's Studies faculty and students to discuss various topics related  to women's and gender studies.

Spring, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Rosenthal Library: President's Conf. Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

PYONG GAP MIN

CHUNGMI KIM

Comfort Women: Truth Be Known!

Pyong Gap Min is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Research Center for the Korean Community at Queens College.  Chungmi Kim is the author of two poetry books, an Emmy-nominated documentary, and an award-winning screenplay, The Dandelion.  She will talk about her play, Comfort Women, which focuses on the women forced into prostitution by the Japanese Military during World War II.


Co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Research Center for the Korean Community, and the Division of Social Sciences.  The idea was originated by Hyeonji Lee.

Complimentary Lunch

Fall, 2013

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Dining Hall Q-Side Lounge, 12 - 2 p.m.

GIRL RISING--One Girl With COURAGE is a Revolution

Girl Rising tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world, who with the power of education were able to overcome tremendous odds—child marriages, slavery, poverty, violence.  Directed by Richard E. Robbins and including voice-performances by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchette, this innovative documentary offers hope and inspiration to us all.  It will be introduced by Maaza Mengiste, who teaches in the English Department and was a writer for a segment of the film.  She is the author of the award-winning novel Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.

 

Complimentary lunch

Monday, October 21, 2013, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12 - 2 p.m.

BARBARA SIMERKA

Cognitive Theory and Spanish Women Writers

Barbara Simerka is a professor of Spanish at Queens College. Her most recent book, Knowing Subjects (Purdue University Press, 2013), applies cognitive theories of social intelligence to study gender, class, and identity in early modern texts. She is co-editor of
a special issue of the journal of the Cervantes Society of America on cognitive approaches to Don Quixote (Spring 2012); a founding executive board member of GEMELA, a group that studies early modern Hispanic women’s writing and culture; and author of numerous
essays on gender in Renaissance and contemporary Hispanic literature.

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME

Complimentary lunch

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12 - 2 p.m.

THE INVISIBLE WAR--An Epidemic of rape in the U.S. military

Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2013 Academy Awards and winner of numerous prestigious awards, Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War is a timely exposé of sexual abuse in the U.S. military. The film will be introduced by Stewart Frimer, a clinical social worker
with 35 years of experience in such areas as family therapy, trauma, substance abuse, and child abuse. A member of the New York chapter of NOW, he is currently working on distribution of the film.

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME

Complimentary lunch

Spring, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

VERONICA SCHANOES

MULTIPLYING THE SELF/STORY in Valente's The Ice Puzzle

Veronica Schanoes is an assistant professor in the English Department. Her book,
Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Re-telling the Tale, is forthcoming
from Ashgate Press. She is currently working on a new book about Through the Looking-Glass
and What Alice Found There, as well as other sequels to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Complimentary lunch

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

IRIT BLOCH

Studying Law Between Chauvinism and Nazism

Irit Bloch teaches in the History Department and Women’s Studies Program at Queens College.
She has a law degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel, where she worked on human and civil rights issues
and took part in the Human Rights Clinical Legal Education Program. She practiced law at two firms
as well as doing pro bono work at the Hotline for Migrant Workers, an NGO. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the legal system in the Weimar Republic.

Complimentary lunch

Fall, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

DANA DAVIS

Neoliberalism and Feminist Activist Ethnography

Dana-Ain Davis is associate chair of the Graduate Program in Urban Studies.  She is primarily concerned with how people “live policy.”  Her book, Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform:  Between a Rock and a Hard Place, appeared in 2009.  She has contributed to Beyond Reproduction:  Women’s Health, Activism and Public Policy (2009), and is co-editor of Transforming Anthropology, the journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists. 

Complimentary Lunch

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

KARINA ATTAR

 

Guilty Pleasures in the 16th-Century Italian Novella

Karina Attar is in the European Languages and Literatures Department at Queens College. Her talk is drawn from research for

her forthcoming book, Scandalous Liasons: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Italian Novella.

 

Complimentary Lunch

Spring, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

THOMAS ORT

"Masculinity and Modernization in the Czech Lands, 1911 - 1914"

Thomas Ort is in the History Department at Queens College. He writes mainly about the

cultural and intellectual history of East-Central Europe, focusing in particular on modernism

and avant-garde life in Czech lands. His book, Art and Life in Modernist Prague: Karel Capek

and His Generation, 1911-1938, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in the fall.

 

Complimentary Lunch

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2

12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

SEO-YOUNG CHU

The Gender of the Korean Demilitarized Zone: Miss DMZ and Beyond

Seo-Young Chu is in the English Department.  She is the author of Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?  A Science-fictional Theory of Representation.  Her current book project is tentatively titled “Science-Fictional North Korea.”

Complimentary Lunch

Fall, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

PREMILLA NADASEN

Feminism and Human Rights in Palestine

 

Premilla Nadasen is associate professor of history at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  She has been researching and writing on race, gender, social policy, and labor history for over a decade.  She is author of Welfare Warriors:  The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States, and winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize.  She recently returned from a women of color delegation to Palestine.

 

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

MORRIS ROSSABI

Holding Up The Sky: Women In Traditional and Modern Mongolia


Morris Rossabi is a professor in the History Department at Queens College. He specializes in Chinese and Inner Asian History, with a particular interest in Mongolia. His books include Khubilai Khan, Voyager from Xanadu, China and Inner Asia, Modern Mongolia, and The Mongols and Global History. He has co-curated exhibitions on Chinese and Mongol art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major museums, and has written all the chapters on Inner Asia for three volumes of the authoritative Cambridge History of China.

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

AMY HERZOG

Submersive Spectacles: Underwater Gender Displays and the Art of Sublimation

Amy Herzog is associate professor of Media Studies at Queens College, and coordinator of the Film Studies program. She is co-general editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly, and teaches on the faculty of Theatre and Film Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same: The Musical Moment in Film.

Complimentary lunch will be served

Spring, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011, Powdermaker Hall, Room 302, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

ILIANA ALCANTAR

Revisions of Gender in Contemporary Mexican Film

Iliana Alcantar is in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures.  Specializing in Mexican literary and cultural studies, she works in gender, film, and trauma studies.  Her current research deals with revisions of gender and representation in contemporary Mexican literature, film, and performance art.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2, 5th Floor, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

BOBBY WINTERMUTE

Athena versus Mars: Woman Warriors and the Backlash of American Military Culture, 2001-2011

Bobby Wintermute is in the History Department at Queens College.  A military historian by training, Professor Wintermute is interested primarily in the cultural aspects of war and the military.  His most recent book is Public Health and the US Military:  A History of the Army Medical Department, 1818-1917.  He is currently working on an overview of race, gender, and American military history.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1, 5th Floor, 12:15 - 2:00 pm

SANDRA DUVIVIER

Black Female Sexualities: Research and Pedagogy

Sandra Duvivier is in the English Department at Queens College.  Her specializations include African American and Caribbean literature, critical race theory, and gender and sexuality studies.  Last year Dr. Duvivier was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where she worked on her manuscript Beyond Nation, Beyond Diaspora:  Mapping Transnational Black American Women’s Literature.  Her publications appear in Callaloo, MaComere, JENdA, and A House Divided

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Fall, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

ELISSA BEMPORAD

Roles and Representations of Jewish Women in Times of Revolution

Elissa Bemporad is the Jerry and William Ungar Assistant Professor in East European Jewish History.  Her work deals with questions of Jewish resistance, adjustment, and participation in the Stalinist totalitarian system.  Her book Becoming Soviet Jews;  The Bolshevik Experiment in the Jewish City of Minsk, 1917-1939 is forthcoming from Indiana University Press.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

EMILY WILBOURNE

“Ma meglio di tutti Arianna comediante”:  One Woman and Her Impact on the History of Opera

Emily Wilbourne is an Assistant Professor of Musicology.  Her work deals with questions of performance and sound on the early modern Italian stage.  She has published articles in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Women and Music:  A Journal of Gender and Culture, and Recercare and Teatro e storia.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

CAROL GIARDINA

Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Carol Giardina teaches Women's Studies and United States History at Queens College. She is a pioneer of the 1960's

Women's Liberation Movement and a feminist scholar activist who continues to fight for Women's Liberation in the

uncompromising spirit of the Sixties. Her book Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement,

1953-1970 was published this spring.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Spring, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 12:15 - 2 p.m., Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1

MIRYAM SEGAL

The Poetess Who Sings a Masculine Hebrew (and other Problems of Authenticity and Accent)

 Miryam Segal is is in the Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College.  Her new book, A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry:  Poetics, Politics, Accent, was published in January.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2010, 12:15 - 2 pm, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1

HARRIET DAVIS-KRAM

Women and Hollywood

Harriet Davis-Kram teaches in the History Department at Queens College.  Her research interests include women’s studies, immigrant stories, working people’s lives, and the social and cultural history of the City of New York.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, 5th floor, President's Conference Room #1

CAROLINE KYUNGAH HONG

"Remasculinization in Kingston's Comedy of Peace"

Caroline Kyungah Hong is an assistant professor of English at Queens College, CUNY.    Her current research project is on comedy and humor in Asian American literature, film, and popular culture.  She is also co-managing editor of the new online, open access, peer-reviewed Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Fall, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, 5th floor, President's Conference Room #1

JANE GABIN

American Women in Victorian London

Jane Gabin is an educatior and writer. She has taught at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and

Queens College, and is currently a college counselor in New York City.

Her books include A Living Minstrelsy: The Music and Poetry of Sidney Lanier and, most recently,

American Women in Gilded Age London.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, 5th floor, President's Conference Room #1

HOLLY REED

Gender and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Holly Reed is an assistant professor of Sociology at Queens College and a faculty affiliate of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research.  A former program officer at the National Academy of Sciences, she has worked on projects in Ghana, South Africa, and Nigeria.  Her research interests include migration within and from the continent of Africa. 

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary lunch will be served

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 12:15 - 2 pm, Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1

KRISTINA RICHARDSON

Asexuality in Islamic Contexts

Kristina Richardson is an assistant professor of Islamic history in the History Department at Queens College. She is currently writing a book entitled People of Blights: Disability and Difference in the Early Modern Middle East.
Her broader interests include disabled people’s sexuality, male friendship, neuroenhancers, and husbands writing about wives.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

 

Spring, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Powdermaker Hall, Room 304

MARCELA TOVAR

Gender, Ethnicity, and the Environment in the Columbian War Context

Marcela Tovar teaches Latin American Area Studies and Anthropology at Queens College. She has worked

as a consultant for the United Nations in Chile, Colombia, and the United States, and has taught at universities

in each of those countries. She is currently working on a research project on indigenous women, the environment,

and armed conflict in Colombia.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, 5th Floor, Pres. Conference room #1

MELANIE KAYE/KANTROWITZ

Heading North: Jewish Teenager in the Harlem Civil Rights Movement

Activist, writer, and scholar, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz earned a doctorate from the University of California at Berkley, where she taught the first Women’s Studies course.  She was 17 years old when she began working with the Harlem Education Project, an affiliate of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).  She currently teaches in the Comparative Literature Department at Queens College and has published six books, the most recent of which is The Colors of Jews;  Racial Politics and Radical Diasporism.

1CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

Fall, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, 5th floor, Pres. Conference room #1

KATHERINE ANTONOVA

Property and the Russian Gentry Marriage

Katherine Pickering Antonova is in the History Department  at Queens College.  She is currently working on a book entitled “The Importance of the Woman of the House”:  Portrait of a Russian Gentry Family, 1830-1866.  A microhistory of the Chikhachev family of Vladimir Province, Russia, the book explores gendered family roles, the reception of ideas, and the relationships between the gentry family, the provincial village, and educated society.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

Monday, October 20, 2008, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, Alexander Braginsky Conference Room

ROYAL S. BROWN

Jacques Lacan: Sexist or Feminist

Royal S. Brown is a professor of European Languages and Literatures at Queens College
and at the CUNY Graduate Center. An internationally known scholar and critic of film
and film music, he has lectured throughout the world and has published three books
and numerous articles and reviews. He serves on the editorial board of (Re)-turn:
A Journal of Lacanian Studies, which publishes articles on the work of French
psychoanalyst and language theoretician Jacques Lacan. Professor Brown is currently
working on a book entitled Images of Images: Myth, Lacan, and Narrative Cinema.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, Alexander Braginsky Conference Room

VICTORIA PITTS-TAYLOR

Cosmetic Surgery as a Technology of the Self

Victoria Pitts-Taylor teaches sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
She is the author of Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture (2007) and
In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification (2003), as well as many articles and
book chapters. She also serves as editor of The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body (2008) and
co-editor of the journal Women’s Studies Quarterly. She has won an Advancement of the
Discipline Award from the American Sociological Association.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

Spring, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, Alexander Braginsky Conference Room (formerly President's Conf. Room #1)

VERONICA SCHANOES

Mirrors in Feminist Revision of Fairy Tales

Veronica Schanoes is an assistant professor in the English Department. She has published work on the Harry Potter books and on interstitial literature and is currently

working on a book-length study of comtemporary feminist revisions of fairy tales and classical myths. In addition to her scholarship, Prof. Schanoes has published

fiction, including the short story "Rats," which recently was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 2007.

1 CLIQ Point

Complimentary Lunch

Monday, February 11, 2008, 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Rosenthal Library, Alexander Braginsky Conference Room (formerly President's Conf. Room #1)

GRACE DAVIE

Black Social Workers in Apartheid South Africa

Grace Davie is an assistant professor of African history at Queens College. She is the author of several articles, including one in The Journal of

Southern African Studies on dockworkers, poverty, and reform in South Africa. She has received awards from the National Science Foundation,

the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Social Science Research Council, and the Fulbright Institute.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Fall, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007, 12:15 - 2 p.m., Rosenthal Library, Alexander Braginsky Conference Room (formerly President's Conf. Room #1)

VASILEIOS MARINIS

Byzantine Women and Their World

Vasileios Marinis is the Kallinikeion assistant professor of Byzantine Art in the Department of Art and the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds degrees from the University of Athens, University of Paris I-Sorbonne, and Yale University.  His research focuses on architecture and ritual in the Byzantine world and on Byzantine women.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 12:15 - 2 p.m., Powdermaker Hall 302

KRISTIN CELELLO

"World War II and the Politics of Marital Success in the U.S"

Kristin Celello is an assistant professor of U. S. Women’s History at Queens College.  She received her Ph.D. from the

University of Virginia in 2004 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University’s Center for Myth and Ritual

in American Life.  She has a forthcoming book on Making Marriage Work:  Marital Success and Failure in the Twentieth-Century United States.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Monday, September 24, 2007, 12:15 - 2.00 p.m., Powdermaker Hall 302

SHIRLEY CARRIE

"From Mammy to Nanny: Images of Black Women's Work In the Post-Reconstruction South"

Shirley Carrie is an assistant professor of English at Queens College. She was awarded a Woodrow Wilson/Mellon Mayes

National dissertation fellowship in 2005, and received her doctorate in the spring of 2006 from SUNY-Stony Brook, where

she specialized in African-American and Caribbean literature. She is currently working on a book on "Acts of Remembrance:

Commemoration and the Literature of the Black Diaspora," which focuses on the intersections between popular memory, history, and

commenoration. She is also co-editing a collection of essays on the representations of the black body in visual culture.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Spring, 2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Klapper Hall, Room 708

MICHELE MALTER

"Birth Control Experiments in 20th -Century India"

Michele Malter is a graduate student in South Asian history at Tufts University.  Her M.A. thesis, "Birth of a Cause: The National

and International Discourse on Birth Control in India, 1920-1960's" traces the interaction between individual and national and

transnational interests in shaping reproductive practices.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rosenthal Library, 5th Floor, President's Conference Room #1

LINDSAY KRASNOFF

"Western Perceptions of the Female Body."

Lindsay Krasnoff teaches in the History Department at Queens College. She is a doctoral candidate in history at CUNY's Graduate Center,

where she is working on governmental youth sports training systems in the Fifth French Republic.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #1

SUJATHA FERNANDES

"Proven Presence: Feminist Politics of Cuban Hip Hop."

Sujatha Fernandes is an assistant professor of Sociology at Queens College. She is the author of Cuba Represent! Cuban Ars, State

Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures. She is currently working on a new book on urban social movements in

Chavez's Venezuela, and a memoir about global hip hop.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Fall, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2

SUSANNA GRANNIS (PFLAUM)

"HIV/AIDS in Africa: Impact on Children"

Susanna Grannis (Pflaum) is President of CHABHA Inc., Children Affected by HIV/AIDS, a non-profit group that seeks to raise awareness of the effects of the AIDS pandemic in Rwanda, South Africa, and Namibia, and supports projects to help orphaned and vulnerable children there.  She was Dean of Education at Queens College and Dean of the Graduate School at Bank Street College.  She was a Fulbright Professor in Namibia and has written and edited books and articles on education, including (with Penny Bishop) Reaching and Teaching:  Asking Students to Show What Works.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rosenthal Library, 5th Floor, President's Conference Room #2

PENNY HAMMRICH

"Sisters in Science: Confronting the Gender Gap"

Penny L. Hammrich is a Professor of Science Education and Dean of Education at Queens College and Professor of Educational Psychology and Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center.  The creator of six Sisters in Science programs and author of over one hundred articles, Dean Hammrich has a national reputation for her work in gender equity and science education.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

  

Monday, September 11, 2006, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room #2

KELLY GATES

"Ann Coulter And the Women of the New right"

Kelly Gates is Assistant Professor of Media Studies. Her research addresses visual culture, the politics of surveillance, and new media technologies. She teaches media criticism and media history. She is currently writing a book entitled “Our Biometric Future.”

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Spring, 2006

Monday, April 10, 2006, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Library, President's Conference Room #1

DANA WEINBERG

"Priceless and Worthless: Nursing Care in the Corporatized Hospital"

Dana Weinberg is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department.  She is the author of Code Green:  Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing (2003).  She is currently working on a study of the work lives of nurses and nurses’ aides in nursing homes, focusing on the improvement of front-line jobs and the care that they provide.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Library, President's Conference Room

DREW JONES

"Genet at the Crossroads: Blurring the Lines of Binary Opposition."

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 

Fall, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Klapper Hall, Room 708

RACHEL SCHARFMAN

"No Gods, No Masters: Feminist Freethinkers in NYC, 1890-1917"

Rachel Scharfman is an Assistant Professor of History and Women's Studies.  She holds a PhD in History from New York university and an MA in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.  She is currently editing Religion and Politics, a forthcoming issue of Radical Politics.

Complimentary Lunch

1 Cliq Point

Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Student Union, Corner Bistro, VIP  Room

HELEN GAUDETTE   

"A Crusader Queen: Melisende of Jerusalem"

Helen Gaudette has been a member of the History Department and is currently Director of the College Preparatory Programs. She recently completed a full-length study of the piety, power, and patronage of the Latin Kingdom of twelfth-century Jerusalem's Queen Melisende and is working on a book about the Second Crusade.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point

Monday, September 19, 2005, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Student Union, Corner Bistro, VIP Room

ANDREA FLORES
"Islamic and Colonial Feminisms in the Middle Eas"

Andrea Flores is an assistant professor in the Comparative Literature Department at Queens and a member of the CUNY Graduate Faculty in the French Department. She is the author of The Arab Avant-Garde: Studies in North African Art and Literature and is currently working on a book on North African film with a focus on issues of gender, religion, and postcolonial studies.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 
 

Spring, 2005

Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Student Union, Corner Bistro, VIP Room

CAROLINE RUPPRECHT
"Colonial Fantasies in Marguerite Duras"

Caroline Rupprecht is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Literature Department.  She is the author of
"Subject to Delusions: Narcissism, Modernism, Gender" which will be published this fall by Northwestern
University Press.  Her most recent work focuses on images of pregnancy in post-war European avant-garde
literature and film.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 
 

Monday, April 4, 2005, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Student Union, Corner Bistro, VIP Room

CAROL GIARDINA
"The Making of the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970"

Carol Giardina is from the History Department.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 
 

Fall, 2004

Monday, September 27, 2004, 12:15 - 2 p.m., President's Conference Room #2, Rosenthal Library

ALYSON  COLE
"Look Who's Talking Now:"
Vagina Ventriloquy

Alyson Cole is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department.  She is the author of articles in American Studies and the National Women's Studies Association Journal and a book-length manuscript, "Victim-Claimers and Victim Blamers:  The Politics of Victimhood in America."  She is currently working on a study of post-post structuralist approaches to feminist politics.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2004, 12:15 - 2 p.m., Student Union, Room 310

SHERYL McCARTHY
"Why Columnists Write What They Write "

Newsday columnist, Sheryl McCarthy, writes thoughtful and provocative commentary on a wide range of issues-including race and gender issues, social policies towards the poor, politics, and foreign policy.  A Newsday columnist since 1989, Ms. McCarthy has received awards from the National Education Writers Association, the New York Society of Black Journalists, and won the Meyer Berger Award from Columbia University for her coverage of New York City.  The judges cited her "passion and moral courage to cut through stereotypes and hypocrisy."  A collection of her columns, Why Are Heroes Always White? was published in 1995.

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 

Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 12:15 - 2 p.m., Student Union, VIP Room, Corner Bistro

SARAH COVINGTON
"Themes of Woundedness in Early Modern Female Mystical Writing "

Sarah Covington is an Assistant Professor in the History Department.  She is the author of  "The Trail of Martydom:
Persecution and Resistance in Sixteenth-Century England" and the forthcoming "Wounds of the Flesh, Wounds of the
Soul: Mystical Writings and the Injured Body in Early Modern England".

Complimentary Lunch

1 CLIQ Point
 
 
 
 

C.  Women's Studies Reading Group


  Faculty members meet regularly to discuss readings on Women's Studies and gender issues.  To obtain the date and
  place of the next meeting and the texts to be discussed, call 718-997-3098 or e mail womens_studies@qc.edu