17th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop

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March 22-23, 2024

Duke University Penn Pavilion




Keynote Speakers

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Grace Kyungwon Hong
Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies
at University of California, Los Angeles
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Julie Livingston 
Julius Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
and History at New York University
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Jasbir Puar 
Professor of Distinguished Faculty of Arts Professor in the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia
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Kevin Quashie 
Professor of English at Brown University 
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Roundtable Speakers

Heather Berg 

Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies at Washington University in St. Louis 

Rana Jaleel

Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s
Studies at University of California, Davis 

Emily Owens 

David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History
at Brown University 

Robyn Wiegman 

Professor of Literature at Duke University


1:00 pm              Check-in

2:00 pm              Opening Remarks: Jennifer Nash

2:30 pm              1st Keynote Speaker

4:00 pm              Break

4:30 pm              2nd Keynote Speaker

6:00 pm              Opening Reception

8:00 pm              Workshop Ends

Saturday, March 23

9:00 am              Conference Opens – Check-in

10:00 am            3rd Keynote Speaker

11:30 am            Lunch

1:00 pm           4th Keynote Speaker

2:30 pm              Break

2:45-4 pm          Break-out Seminar Discussions - In-person and Virtual  

4:15 pm              Break

4:30 pm              Closing Roundtable
Heather Berg, Rana Jaleel, Emily Owens, and Robyn Wiegman

5:45 pm              Closing Acknowledgements:  Jennifer Nash

6:00 pm              Workshop Ends



The Lodge at Duke Medical Center (Special FTW Rate)

  • 2306 Elba Street, Durham NC 27705
    Special Rate: $119 + Taxes | Double Occupancy
  • Register by Phone: (919) 286-3111
    • Request Feminist Theory Workshop 2024 (Group ID: 45110) guest room block.
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The University Inn

  • 502 Elf Street, Durham NC 27705
    Phone 844-684-9427| Online Reservations

    * Good option and close by except if you need parking.

Millennium Hotel Durham

AC Hotel in Durham

Kasa University Medical Center Durham (apartments)

Dance Program
Dean Kerry L. Haynie
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Department of Classical Studies
Department of Cultural Anthropology
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Philosophy
Department of Theater Studies
International Comparative Studies Program
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
Central European University - Department of Gender Studies
Cornell University - Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies 
Dartmouth University - Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Emory University - Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
George Washington University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Stanford University - Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Stony Brook University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Texas Woman's University - Department of Language, Culture & Gender Studies
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal - Doutoramento em Estudos Feministas
University of Buffalo - Gender Institute
University of California, Berkeley - Gender and Women's Studies
University of Central Florida - Women's and Gender Studies Program
University of Illinois Chicago - Gender and Women's Studies Program
University of Leeds - Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
University of Maryland, College Park - Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
University of Minnesota - Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
University of Pennsylvania - Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Program
University of Toronto - Women & Gender Studies Institute
University of Vienna - Gender Research Department
University of Washington - Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Virginia Tech - Women's and Gender Studies Program
William & Mary College - Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Program
Yale University - Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies