Past Events

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Ideas for Healing in the Time of TrumpWhat helps you stay calm in the face of the political changes? February 1, 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm | East Duke ParlorsSpeaker Jeanette StokesLunch will be provided Jeanette Stokes (Executive Director. An ordained Presbyterian minister of a decidedly progressive... Read More »
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The Graduate Scholars Colloquium provides a site of vibrant intellectual exchange and engagement for graduate students across the disciplines engaged in the study of gender and its multiple social, cultural, political and material implications. The colloquium is designed to address a range of... Read More »
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors
A Minor Hold thinks about Gayl Jones' literaturesin relation to larger questions of blackness and gathering, black gatherings. Through an engagement with some of Jones' early short stories, particularly those that center characters figured as mentally ill or cognitively disabled, Sarah Cervenak... Read More »
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
East Duke 209
This event is taking place on the day of the General Strike and the day before the Women's March on Washington, we are inviting you to Spill in general. Interactive protest prompts will be available at the event. Speakers: Hortense Spillers, Black Feminist scholar and the Gertrude Conaway... Read More »
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Popular love objects in African American culture frequently hold elevated importance as performing crucial political work. What do we lose when our love objects fall from grace? But more importantly, What possibilities emerge after the fall?Join Rebecca Wanzo as she explores these questions using... Read More »
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Beyond Theory and into Practice: Succeeding as a Feminist and the Advantages of a Women's Studies DegreeAn alumna's experience of successfully maintaining feminist values and promoting the advantages of a Women's Studies/GSFS degree in a life outside of Academia and Humanitarian/Service... Read More »
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
East Duke Parlors
This talk will explore the case of Latisha King, a gender-transgressive 15-year-old who was shot and killed in an Oxnard, California junior high school by a 14-year-old classmate in 2008. Salamon will offer a phenomenological reading of the school and the courtroom to explore the paradoxical nature... Read More »
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (101 West Duke Building)
Transgender people, like other LGBTQ people, are disproportionality represented in the criminal justice system in the United States. Criminalization of LGBTQ lives frequently results in their incarceration, an imprisonment that may have consequences that are uniquely harsh on transgender prisoners... Read More »