First Annual Feminist Theory Workshop

The Feminist Theory Workshop is a two day event featuring keynote lectures and working seminars.

Why Feminist Theory?
  • Because is asks important questions.
  • Because it teaches us how to think.
  • Because thinking is necessary fro transformations.
Why a Workshop?
  • Because we need to study our questions.
  • Because our questions are never ours alone.
  • Because thinking takes time.




Robyn Wiegman

Duke University

Clare Hemmings

London School of Economics

Inderpal Grewal

University of California, Irvine

Lisa Lowe

University of California, San Diego

Hortense Spillers

Vanderbilt University

Elizabeth Grosz

Rutgers University


Duke University Co-Sponsors: African& African American Studies; Duke University Center for International Studies; Department of Cultural Anthropology; Duke University Arts & Sciences Committee on Faculty Research; English Department; History Department; Institute for Global Studies in Humanities; John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute; Literature Program; Philosophy Department; Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

Institutional Co-Sponsors: Women's Studies at Emory University; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Cornell University; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University; Women's Research and Resource Center, Spelman College; Women's Studies, University of Arizona; Gender and Women's Studies at University of California at Berkeley; Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine; Institute for Women's Studies, University of Georgia; Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota; The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Pennsylvania; Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto; Women's Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.

First Annual Feminist Theory Workshop
March 23, 2007 to March 24, 2007
Duke University


Keynote: Elizabeth Grosz
Keynote: Hortense Spillers
Keynote: Lisa Lowe
Keynote: Inderpal Grewal
Keynote: Clare Hemmings
Opening Remarks: Robyn Wiegman