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February 20, 2017




Spring 2017 Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium Series
4th Thursday of the month at 3:30pm in 3401 Sterling Hall, unless otherwise indicated
Lani Teves, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon
Monday, February 20, 4:00 pm
“Aloha in Drag: Queer Indigenous Possibilities at the Edge of US Empire”
Paulina García-Del Moral, Center for Research on Gender and Women Visiting Scholar
Thursday, February 23, 3:30 pm
“Feminicidio and Racial Gendered Violence in Canada:
Can a Legal Frame from the Global South Travel to the Global North?”
Chris Hanssmann, PhD Candidate, Sociology, University of California, San Francisco
Monday, February 27, 4:00 pm
“Diagnosing Wellness: The Politics of Depathologization in Trans Health”
Arja Turunen, Center for Research on Gender and Women Visiting Scholar
Friday, March 3, noon Brown Bag
“How the Political Became Personal. Feminism in Practice in Finland.”
Susan Schweik, English, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, March 30, 4:00 pm 7191 HC White
“Unfixed: How the Women of Glenwood Changed American IQ, and Why We Don't Know It.”
Ellen Samuels, English and Gender & Women’s Studies, 2016 Feminist Scholar
Thursday, April 27, 3:00 pm Pyle Center
“Yvonne and Yvette McCarther: Race, Sex, Class, Conjoinment”
All lectures are wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the public. For ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu.
Aloha in Drag: Queer Indigenous Possibilities at the Edge of US Empire
Monday, February 20, 2017, 4:00 pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Lani Teves, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon
My research engages the performance of Native Pacific Islander genders and sexualities, straddling Native studies and APIA studies to examine the political and cultural stakes of Native/Indigenous cultural performance and its relationship to emergent decolonization movements, settler-colonialism, and militarism in the Pacific.
My manuscript, "Defiant Indigeneity: Native Hawaiian Performance and the Politics of Aloha" investigates why Native Hawaiians still perform aloha as "traditional culture" despite its com-modification and often detrimental effects. I focus on the ways that “aloha,” loosely defined as love, is used to discipline Native Hawaiians and how Native Hawaiians in turn, negotiate our identification with aloha through performance. This research ultimately conceptualizes indigeneity as a performative process, offering Native Studies a critique of indigenous performativity and bringing to Performance Studies an approach that critiques the practices of knowledge-production, the logics of settler-colonialism, and the politics of recognition. Weaving together ethnography, postcolonial criticism, and performance theory, I examine how Native Hawaiian performers are rearticulating aloha and performing it in unpredictable ways to recuperate aloha for community recognition and belonging.
LGBTQ Allyhood in Athletics with Hudson Taylor
Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 7:00-9:00pm, Camp Randall: Heritage Hall
Join the LGBT Campus Center, Wisconsin Alumni Association, and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics for a discussion of LGBTQ+ allyhood in athletics with Hudson Taylor! Hudson Taylor is a three-time NCAA All-American wrestler, marked by his is ranking among the top five pinners in NCAA wrestling history, who serves as the founder and executive director of Athlete Ally. Don't miss this discussion of allyship in action!
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No Homo: Homophobia and Transphobia in the Black Community
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Dinner 6:30, panel 7:00pm, Red Gym: MSC Main Lounge
A Place at the Table, Crossroads, and WBSU presents this panel evening! Homophobia and transphobia are issues in the Black community that have a great impact on its people. Come out for a panel discussion around Black identity as it relates to sexuality and gender, and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia are perpetuated in "in-community" spaces and student org spaces on campus. Panel members include Ace Hilliard, Lana Cottingham, Nia Scott, Quasia Heru, and Shaunda Brown.
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(AWC) Association for Women in Communications meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6 p.m., Nafziger Conference Room, 5055 , Vilas Hall
If you're a female student at UW-Madison interested in print journalism, advertising, public relations, broadcast or any other form of communication, this is the club for you!
AWC gives students interested in exploring job possibilities in the communication field an opportunity to plan for their future. There are an astonishing number of job options in the communication field and narrowing down career interests can be overwhelming. Let AWC be your resource to network with professionals, learn about different areas of the communication field, polish your resume and inform you of internship opportunities.
Website: https://win.wisc.edu/organization/awc/about
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem)
Meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).
February 23, 2017 – Jason Nolen
March 2, 2017 - Casey Stockstill
March 9, 2017 - Miriam Barcus and Leanne Tigges
March 16, 2017 - Silke Roth
Feminicidio and Racial Gendered Violence in Canada:
Can a Legal Frame from the Global South Travel to the Global North?

Thursday, February 23, 3:30 pm
Paulina García-Del Moral, Center for Research on Gender and Women Visiting Scholar
In recent years, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) have increasingly turned to supranational human rights institutions to hold the Canadian state accountable for failing to respond to the killing of Indigenous women and girls. In so doing, NWAC and FAFIA have drawn on the legal strategies that Mexican feminist activists used in the context of the mass abductions and killings of women in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. NWAC and FAFIA have not, however, adopted the frame that Mexican activists used to mobilize international law: feminicidio. Femicide refers to the misogynous killing of women by men. In constrast, feminicidio draws attention to the complicity of state in this violence both by tolerating its impunity and by sustaining systemic class and gender inequality. My research illustrates that the frame of feminicidio played a central role both in the transnational mobilization of human rights and in shaping the response of the Mexican state to this violence. Against this background, this paper asks whether feminicidio could travel to Canada. I argue, on the one hand, that feminicidio could be used to frame the murders of Indigenous women and girls as racialized gendered violence rooted in ongoing colonial relations. Yet, on the other hand, I argue that the success of feminicidio as a frame in the Mexican context, as well as its potential obstacles to travel to Canada is partly embedded in the “racial grammar” of international law.
Nobody has a private life anymore, Tara!: Making Sex Public in The Canyons and Stranger By the Lake
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5pm, 7191 Helen C. White
Damon Young, French and Film & Media departments at UC Berkeley
Young will be offering a comparative reading of the American film The Canyons (2013) and the French film Stranger by the Lake (2013). What remains of privacy in the 21st century? This talk compares two films that depict social worlds in which the category of the private has been eroded through a media culture of display. What was once “off scene” — namely sex — is now “on scene,” and this shift has rendered anachronistic the idea of a subject founded on an opaque sexuality that would reveal itself through confession or analysis. In these films, there is nothing to confess. In The Canyons (2013), the humanist subject of classical narrative cinema has been replaced by a strategically calculating agent for whom sexuality — no longer a hidden foundation of the private self — is emptied of secrets, made public, and rendered transactional. In Stranger by the Lake (2013), a gay cruising ground in rural France models a social world in which sex has been fully detached from privacy. While the project of making sex public espoused by queer and feminist movements in the 20th century was guided by utopian ideals, these two contemporary films present starkly dystopian views of a world in which “nobody has a private life anymore.” The talk considers the stakes of these different versions of making sex public. And it details the connection between the alleged waning of the deep and discursive "private self" and recent calls in literary criticism for a turn to “surface reading” over “symptomatic reading,” which is itself said to have become anachronistic.
Additionally, there will be a morning roundtable session on February 24, 10am, 7191 Helen C. White. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Andrew Thomas (thomas32@wisc.edu) by Wednesday, February 22.
ECE 125th Anniversary - Distinguished Panel Series: Celebrating Women in Engineering
Celebrating Women in Engineering
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4-6:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall
Reception to follow in the Cheney Room. Please RSVP at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/GJdL77qESD2EWlE22
Where does my coffee come from?
A dialogue with Miriam Monteiro de Aguiar,
owner of Fazenda Cachoeira, in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Friday, February 24, 2017, 11 a.m., 128 Plant Sciences
The Department of Horticulture, together with LACIS and Colectivo Coffee would like to invite you to a conversation with Miriam Monteiro de Aguiar, owner of Fazenda Cachoeira, an organic coffee farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Come learn about her work advocating for women in the specialty coffee industry, about sustainable and biodynamic agriculture, and the challenges for an organic coffee producer.
The Felix Series of New Writing is proud to host poet
CM Burroughs
Friday, February 24, 2017, 7pm, Art + Lit Lab on 2021 Winnebago St.
Burroughs writes about blackness, desire, sexuality and embodiment through an array of poetic voices. She’s a fine example of how contemporary poetry rivals contemporary theory as a mode of imagining otherwise. This event is generously sponsored by the UW-Madison English department and the Anonymous Fund.  Please join us!
Breaking the Mirror: Body Positivity & Beating Dysphoria
Black History Month Event
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2 p.m., LGBT Campus Center, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)
@ 2-5pm LGBT Campus Center Workshop 1 (2-3pm) is intended only for QTPOC students to discuss in community, body issues and challenges faced. Lunch and Workshop 2 (3-5pm) is OPEN to all friends, partners, and allies on how to understand dysphoria, recognize depression and anxiety, and ways to help.
Celebrate at the Milwaukee Gala Dinner & Leadership Awards
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6:30pm, Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53202
Keynote Speaker | Sarah Mcbride, Human Rights Campaign
Presented by Northwestern Mutual, the 2017 Milwaukee Gala Dinner and Leadership Awards Celebration is our annual signature event supporting Fair Wisconsin Education Fund. Each year Fair Wisconsin gathers members of the LGBTQ community, allies, activists and policy makers to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBTQ equality in Wisconsin.
Click Here For Details & RSVP -- Reserve Your Seats Today, They Are Going Fast!
Diagnosing Wellness: The Politics of Depathologization in Trans Health
Monday, February 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Chris Hanssmann, PhD Candidate, Sociology, University of California, San Francisco
Christoph Hanssmann is a PhD candidate in the Sociology program at the University of California, San Francisco. He studies the stratified politics of technoscience and biomedicine, focusing on the relation between health care and social movement practices. He is particularly interested in how health activist and biomedical knowledge travel, and his dissertation examines the transnationally emergent clinical field of transgender health. Since 2012, he has conducted ethnographic research in Buenos Aires and New York City to examine the situated and cross-hemispherically mobile classifications, standards, practices, and politics that comprise trans health care. Drawing from interviews and fieldwork with health care providers and social movement activists, he analyzes geopolitical differences in policy landscapes, activist legacies, cultural production, racialized gender and sexual non-normativity, and bureaucratic infrastructures. He works across the boundaries of sociology of health and illness, feminist technoscience studies, social movement studies, and trans studies to analyze trans health’s mobility across the global South and North.
Human Rights Lecture
Monday February 27 at 5.45PM in 260 Bascom Hall. It will be in English.
Bernardita Llanos-- internationally renowned professor of Latin American literatures and women studies at Brooklin College. Her most recent publications reflect her interests in post authoritarian memory and gender issues, as in Paisajes de Chile Actual: Arte, Cine, Narrativa, Poesía y Teatro Contemporáneo and Passionate Subjects/Split Subjects in Twentieth-Century Literature in Chile (Brunet, Bombal, and Eltit), as well as Letras y Proclamas. La estética literaria de Diamela Elti. Many of Professor Llanos’ articles on Latin American culture and women writers have appeared in American, Latin American, and European journals. She also co-authored Reinas de otro cielo. Modernidad y autoritarismo en la obra de Pedro Lemebel and Fronteras de la memoria: cartografías de género en artes visuales, cine y literatura en las Américas y España as well as edited Letras y proclamas: la estética narrativa de Diamela Eltit. Mosr recently she coedited a volume of essays on gender violence in Southern Cone countries.
How the Political Became Personal. Feminism in Practice in Finland
Friday, March 3, noon Brown Bag, 3401 Sterling Hall
Arja Turunen, Center for Research on Gender and Women Visiting Scholar
Human Rights and the Trump Presidency
Friday, March 3, 2017, 1:00pm -4:00pm, Pyle Center, Rooms 325/ 326
(followed by informal reception)
To facilitate planning, please register here.
From the right to vote to the right to food and water, international human rights law encompasses many different areas of social and political life. The human rights commitments undertaken by states range from traditional civil and political rights to emerging rights such as the right to a healthy environment. This forum will be comprised of two panels that explore what the Trump presidency means for the law and institutions of human rights. The first panel turns to domestic law and policy, but takes the unusual (for the US) step of viewing the domestic through the lens of international human rights law. Panelists will discuss the rights to voting, indigenous rights, women’s rights, rights to labor and education, as well as the failure of rights law and rights talk to capture the concerns and the imagination of a disaffected working class. The second panel will focus on international law and institutions, asking how the emergence of a more inwardly focused United States will affect the United Nations, the universal and regional human rights systems, and specific areas of international law such as the Refugee Convention and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
All are welcome.
What Can Art Do?
March 5 – 8, 2017
An exhibit of art for social change.
The show will be open to the public Sunday through Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm with programming performances for the afternoon/evening on Sunday and a reception on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm.
The Future of Obamacare/The Affordable Care Act: What's At Stake In Wisconsin?
Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 302, Madison Central Library
Speaker = Jon Peacock, Research Director, Wisconsin Council on Children & Families
Organized by The Madison Area Healthcare Working Group
Contact = Nancy Worcester & Mariamne Whatley, naworces@wisc.edu
Outstanding Women of Color Reception
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 5-7:30 p.m., The Edgewater Hotel
Join us in the annual salute to women of color from the campus and community who are making amazing contributions through their work and volunteerism in the community.
Website: http://diversity.wisc.edu
A Girls Inc. Celebration of
Innovators and Pioneers
with photographer and activist Eunique Jones Gibson
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:30-7:45 pm, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
On International Women's Day, join Girls Inc. of Greater Madison and the Goodman Community Center in celebrating innovative and pioneering women. You'll hear from three incredible women and have the opportunity to dine, meet young women and girls and learn more about Girls Inc. Attendees who arrive for our cocktail hour will have the chance to participate in science and art-themed activities designed to encourage strong, smart and bold conversation and participation. Speakers Eunique Jones Gibson, Telisa Yancy and emcee Lisa Peyton-Caire are inspiring others to be strong, smart and bold. Tickets are $50 and support Girls Inc. programming in Dane County. If you would like to purchase a table for 8 guests, the cost is $350. Purchase tickets at girlsincmadison.eventbrite.com.
Jenny Hval w/ Samantha Glass
Friday, March 31, 2017, 9 p.m., The Sett, Union South
We are very pleased to announce Jenny Hval will be bringing her beautiful, intimate, and vimpiric music to The Sett on Friday, March 31st. Joining the bill is Madison legend Samantha Glass.Hval is an avant-garde multidisciplinary Norwegian artist who boldly confronts gender, politics, and blood in work. Praised by The New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR and countless others, Hval's latest work, "Blood Bitch", is an engrossing experimental pop album that is just as comforting as it is obscure. "Blood Bitch" is the sixth album to be released by Hval and followed up 2015's excellent "Apocolypse, girl".https://jennyhval.bandcamp.com/Opening for Jenny Hval is Samantha Glass, a "curious Wisconsin resident" who excels in "bisexual electronics". Samantha Glass constructs complex and haunting experimental compositions. https://samanthaglasswi.bandcamp.com
Website: https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/ev...
Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar
The Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS) focuses on the scientific exploration of human sexual behavior and sexual identities. This research cluster offers an interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty and researchers interested in sex and sexuality to present their work and participate in an open dialogue about sex research. We welcome all scientific methodologies, from qualitative to quantitative research methods and both theoretical and applied orientations. Our speakers have included researchers from CAIR, faculty and graduate students from sociology, psychology and women’s studies and visiting scholars. Unless otherwise noted the Seminar will be held in Sewell Social Sciences Building, room 8108, Havens Center, 3:30 to 5 PM
Friday, March 31st: Kathryn Flynn, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Patient Care & Outcomes Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
“My Experience on the FDA’s Advisory Committee for the Review of Flibanserin (“Female Viagra”)”
Friday April 28th: Lindsey Houghton, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
“The Costs of Self-Labeling for Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Meta-Analysis”



Feminism on Tap
Join your favorite feminists on Monday, February 20th at Francesca's al Lago, 5pm-7pm, for the February installment of Feminism on Tap. Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour rotating hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the These monthly events are hosted by the Wisconsin Women's Network, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin NOW, Emerge Wisconsin, and Zonta Club of Madison. For more information about Feminism on Tap and upcoming FoT events, like us on Facebook! It's an opportunity for women's rights advocates and other community members to mingle, support each other, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance women and girls in Wisconsin.
This month's Feminism on Tap is hosted by the Wisconsin Women's Network, a statewide nonprofit that promotes the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, advocacy, and connections. Check out their website to learn more about the amazing work they do: www.wiwomensnetwork.org. ________________________________
(In)Formation League Read!
1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm, Gib's, 1380 Williamson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Peace and Justice Book Circle
1st Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Goodman South Madison Library
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch. Next book: La Rose, by Louise Erdrich
League of Women Voters of Dane County
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00pm Social Hour, Program at 7:00pm, The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall*, 333 West Main St., Madison
Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30--6:30 pm at Madison Central Library
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
Madison PFLAG Meeting
3rd Sunday of every month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court
The first half of the meeting is educational in nature with a speaker and/or short films to facilitate further discussion. The second half is open support group sharing. Sharing is not required but those who choose to speak may do so with the knowledge that anything said will remain completely confidential. For our mutual benefit, we welcome and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to attend our meetings.
Feminist Bookclub
4th Sunday of every month from 2pm, Hopcat, 222 W Gorham
FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach, 2701 International Lane #101
Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed. CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTM-owner@yahoogroups.com
AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Social Justice Center Incubator, 1202 Williamson St, near the Willie St. Co-op
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**
OutThere: Social group for LGBT youth
1st & 3rd Sundays at OutReach: 800 Williamson St.
OutThere is the young adult social group at OutReach LGBT Community Center. It meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to watch movies, play games, or go to events throughout Madison.
OutThere is a welcoming group with OutReach's dedication to promoting equality and quality of life for LGBT+ people. Join up! OutThere on Facebook

Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music

Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.

Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.

NOTE: Feminist news program "Her Turn" is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.



Violence Prevention Specialist at UW–Madison
University Health Services (UHS) is the UW-Madison student health center. For more than 100 years, our physicians, nurses, psychologists, and counselors have offered high-quality health care and wellness services that are culturally respectful, fiscally responsible, and developmentally appropriate to student needs. With more than 100,000 student visits each year, our integrated care model promotes and protects the health of our campus community so that students benefit from them whether or not they ever receive care at UHS. Our stated mission is “To enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being.”
The UHS Violence Prevention and Survivor Services (VPSS) team provides services designed to increase the capacity of the entire UW-Madison community to address sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. The Violence Prevention Specialist will provide the following services: 1) providing confidential victim advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking; 2) primary prevention and educational programs specific to graduate and professional students; 3) training and professional development; and 4) improving campus policies and services by convening collaborative efforts among campus and community stakeholders. More information is available at https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/victim-advocacy/ or https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/vpss
Associate I, The Mark Walker Fellowship Program, The GIRL Center, New York, NY
REPORTING TO: Deputy Director, Poverty, Gender and Youth Program
ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: 2 years, renewable by mutual consent and funding availability
POSITION SUMMARY: The Population Council is launching The Girl Innovation, Research & Learning Center (The GIRL Center): a world-class center for research and analysis, providing key evidence for policies, programs, and practices to transform the lives of girls today and for future generations. Under The GIRL Center’s Mark Walker Fellowship Program, the Center is recruiting an Associate to conduct innovative, rigorous, and practical research to inform decision makers on how to invest in policies and programs for girls. The Associate will work under the leadership of the Center’s Director and in collaboration with other researchers to use the Council’s and its partners’ existing data to undertake comparative analyses to support the Center’s growing research agenda on adolescent girls. The Associate will also be responsible for communicating research findings, project development, and management of his/her research projects in collaboration with other researchers and research staff.
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 24, 2017. When applying through the web portal please attach your CV and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format. Click here for more information.


Sex & Gender Section Award Nominations
Consider nominating someone for one of the Sex & Gender Section awards. Review specific information on nominations for the
Distinguished Article Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Feminist Scholar Activist Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017) at https://asasexandgender.wordpress.com/awards/section-awards.
AAUW Grant Opportunities





Spring ’17 Intersections: A Campus Women’s Center Publication
“Celebrating each other and embracing ourselves”, this publication will focus on body-positivity, self-care, and the affirmation, value, and promotion of ourselves.
We accept:
- Creative writing such as poetry, fiction, short stories of any genre
- Essays, opinion pieces, reflective writing, and all other forms of
- Art such as photography, drawings, paintings collage
- Requests and suggestions for interviews and larger editorial pieces
- Themes and ideas you can address for this issue:
- Body-positivity, self-care, stories of healing, personal experiences with self-image, portrayal of women in the media, society and women’s bodies, critical reflection on current events, how you celebrate and affirm yourselves and others, etc.
How to submit:
1. In person: bring submission and contact information to suite 4416 SAC (Campus Women’s Center office) and leave in designated submissions area
2. Online: Locate “Campus Women’s Center” fan page on Facebook and follow the submission link on the side bar to the google form
3. Email: send files and author info to cwc.intersections@gmail.com
All submissions require a contact email but may be published anonymously. Non-anonymous entries should include a brief one sentence biography of the creator. Literary submissions should not exceed 2000 words and art submissions should be in original format or as high resolution files (preferable .jpg or .png).
3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017
May 4 - 6, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
"Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences "
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) along with the Bridgewater State University proudly present The 3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017 from 4th – 6th May 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences”. This theme does not imply that we overlook, deny or undermine the important differences that characterize us and shape our lives and interests. However, it does suggest that to build women’s movements that are truly global in character, we must build inclusive coalitions that broaden mutual awareness both by seeking commonalities across our differences and by learning from one another’s unique circumstances. In addition, we must be inclusive of our male and transgender allies, and we hope to encourage scholars, activists, academicians, students, and policymakers to learn from one another recognizing how historical power dynamics across class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, gender and nationality can be bridged. Because the vibrant field of Women’s Studies spans the humanities, social, natural and physical sciences, panels will include papers from across the disciplines.
Please submit the abstracts of your research papers according to the given format on or before February 9, 2017.
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Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
March 20, 21 & 22, 2017, Somerville College, Oxford, UK
You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of Women's Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. Submit abstracts by 20 February for consideration. Participants of the March 2017 Symposium may submit complete papers by mid-May 2017 to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals. The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women's leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination.
2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:
Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland
Proposal Submissions Due: February 22, 2017
The online submission system will open in late January. Please note: All submitters and presenters must have a valid NWSA log in and password to submit. See the FAQ for more details. Download the Full CFP
Women, Gender and Sexuality network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA)
November 2-5, 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The “Women, Gender and Sexuality” network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA) are looking forward to the 42nd annual meeting which is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017. The conference theme is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space.”
The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 3rd, 2017, and the submission portal is open at http://prd.sshaconference.org/people/login. Please note, all SSHA requires to submit at this point is an abstract. You can find more information at http://www.ssha.org, including the general Call for Papers.
“Changing Social Connections in Time and Space” - What can that be in our network?
- Queer Spaces
- Gender and Queer Movements of all ages (i.e. medieval periods, …)
- Theories and histories of attachments, connectedness, relationality and belonging
- Theories and histories of dis/identification and/or dis/connection
- Feminist and queer movements of all ages
- Families of all kinds
- Concepts and histories of motherhood, fatherhood, parenthood
- Adult - child dis/connections
- Relationships, the internet and social media
You are welcome to submit papers regarding any of these topics, or on a topic relating to your own research. We are encouraging participants to put together an entire session. If you are not sure how to build a session and/or if you are looking for session member (presenters, chairs or discussants) we provided an open-document as a think tank for all of us: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QqXQWq2ZmSMx98MfBID1XYA5lQ2kQ1No6M9Ms_v50zU/edit?usp=sharing. Please feel free to work with this document or to get in contact with us if you need assistance.
More than that: feel free to forward this call widely, particularly to graduate students. There is funding available for graduate students to travel to the conference; the new application process for this funding can be found at http://ssha.org/grants.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.
Dominique Grisard (dominique.grisard@unibas.ch)
Jadwiga Pieper Moony (jadwiga@u.arizona.edu)
Martin J. Goessl (martin.goessl@fh-joanneum.at)
2nd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe
Saturday, 7th October 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In September 2016 in Edinburgh, we welcomed over 100 activists, practitioners, artists and scholars to critically debate contemporary Black feminist and womanist theories and practices in Europe. Our first event demonstrated the possibilities of building solidarity across race, class, gender, sexuality and legal status. However, the symposium also highlighted the inter-generational tensions between veteran and newer activists and scholars about how to build and sustain inclusive and democratic Black feminist spaces for education and action. 
For our second symposium, we seek to expand and deepen our debates about the theory and practice of Black feminism and womanism in Europe but also spotlight the very real conflicts between different types of women who identify as Black feminists and womanists. Our aim is to examine how we might build community, collective strategies for survival and a politics for social justice in an unstable European context wracked by a variety of crises linked to austerity measures, racist and xenophobic public discourses about migration and the rise of far right political parties and groups.
We seek activist narratives, academic papers, practice-based reflections and art/music/film contributions related, but not limited, to:
* Theorising European Black feminism and womanism
* Gendering racial capitalism
* Building Black feminist and womanist activist spaces
* Black feminism and sex work
* Women of colour and the European racial contract
* Developing transnational, intersectional and intergenerational coalitions 
* Queering European Black feminism and womanism
* Race, gender and affective relations
* Gendering migration experiences
* Women of colour and digital diasporas
* Black feminism and Black Lives Matter in Europe
* Black feminism and trans* women’s rights
* Women of colour and anti-fascist resistance
Please send titles and abstracts of no more than 300 words, which include your name, affiliation and contact details to: woceuropeconference@gmail.com by Monday 3rd April 2017.


Ordinary Space, Extraordinary Living
1st Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Graduate Conference
February 24-25th, 2017, 3401 Sterling Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Do spaces contribute to our understanding of gender in daily life? What shapes an extraordinary life? How does space contribute to the practices and performances of gender? How do we perform gender in extraordinary ways? How does gender contribute to our changed understanding of space over time? How is gender represented and regulated in public spaces, like social media sites?
Please visit uwgwsconference.wordpress.com for more details, a complete program and registration. Free and open to the public: but please RSVP at uwgwsconference.wordpress.com for food purposes. Wheelchair accessible. Please contact gws.conference@gmail.com with any additional accessibility needs or concerns
Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:30 to 4:30, Milwaukee
Start planning for the annual Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit, Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Milwaukee. A joint production of Diverse & Resilient and Fair Wisconsin Education Fund, this was formerly called the Wisconsin LGBTQ Leadership Conference. This year, we will meet for a single day with a focus on policy & advocacy, transgender issues, workplace equality, health & wellness, intersectionality, and more. With the changing political landscape, we need to work collectively--now more than ever--to ensure that we keep the gains we have made and continue our quest for full LGBTQ inclusion and equality. This year’s summit is made possible in part through a grant from our presenting sponsor, Northwestern Mutual. Click here for more info and to register today!
2017 Wisconsin Women's Health Advocacy Summit
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8am - 4pm at the Monona Terrace in Madison
There's nothing like it! You don't want to miss this amazing convening that unites advocates, providers, survivors, policy makers and women’s health supporters for a full day of networking, education, engagement and empowerment - all to help us collectively raise the status of Wisconsin women’s health! For more information and to register, visit: http://www.supportwomenshealth.org/wisconsin-womens-health-advocacy-summit.html. ________________________________
Safe Healthy Strong 2017
March 22 - 23, 2017, Milwaukee, WI
EMBODY, the education and training branch of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, is excited to present its sixth annual education conference, Safe Healthy Strong 2017. Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) is a regional conference intended for anyone who is working to improve the sexual and reproductive health of people in the communities they serve. It is designed to provide support and capacity-building for individuals at all levels of their professional development.
Symposium on Gender and Sexualities in Southeast Asia
April 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Room 206, Ingraham Hall. We are happy to announce that our speakers this year will be Cindy I-Fen Cheng, Carla Jones, and Tamara Loos. A keynote will be given by Michael Peletz.
The symposium will consist of two lectures in the morning and two lectures in the afternoon, followed by a roundtable panel in the afternoon. The purpose of both the talks and the round table is to foster open discussion with the audience about questions related to gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Transnational US/Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. We hope to have a group of up to 40 people (undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty from UW-Madison) participate in the symposium. While our focus is on gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia, we look forward to a discussion that includes perspectives of those across fields and regions. We will be providing breakfast in the morning and a lunch catered by Lao Laan Xang.
In the coming months, we will have forthcoming abstracts of talks and details regarding the schedule. For now, we ask that you consider attending our event and encourage anyone who would be interested to attend.
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
April 28-29, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Registration now open! Schedule posted, individual sessions are currently being posted.
UW System Women and Science Program Spring Conference
Monday, May 15, 2017
Registration opens March 6th.
Check out http://was.uwosh.edu/spring-conference for more information on the current schedule and list of presenters!
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
May 31–June 3, 2017 • University of Maryland, College Park
2017 AAUW National Convention
June 14–17, Washington DC
Join 1,000 AAUW members and supporters from across the country as we speak truth to power on Capitol Hill, hone our leadership skills at hands-on workshops, and take our nation’s capital by storm.
Register now!


Announcing the 2017 Bowl-A-Thon! Get ready to lace up your bowling shoes and head to the alley to fund abortion and have a kickass time doing so! Join in now at bit.ly/bowlwmf
Calling All Feminists!
My name is Abby Letak, and I am a graduate student in the Sociology PhD program here at UW-Madison. As part of a research project on the media viewing habits of feminists, I'm looking to interview individuals who identify as being feminist about when, how, and why they watch certain television programs.
I expect interviews to last roughly one hour, and they will most likely take place somewhere quiet on the UW-Madison campus (such as a library study room), but can also be arranged somewhere near campus if that is more convenient for you.
The only criteria to qualify for the study is identification as a feminist and being at least 18 years old. So, if you identify as a feminist and are interested in helping out with a graduate research project (and talking about television!), please contact me, Abby Letak, at letak@wisc.edu. Please do not hesitate to also contact me if you have any questions or concerns about the project.
What Can Art Do?
open call for works of/by/about Arts Activism
A 1750 sq ft gallery at the University of Wisconsin has been reserved for the week of 3-10 March for an exhibit of art for social change. Your work in any medium is invited for this exhibition of art that promotes social justice or combats violations of human rights. We are interested in all forms of creativity from hand-lettered protest signs used in the women’s march to complex scripted videos about the history of racism. We are as interested in paintings and prints as we are in performances and installations. We encourage newly-created work responding to the present day situation and revived projects from other eras. The show will be open to the public Sunday, March 5th, through Wednesday, March 8th, from 10 AM to 8 PM with a reception on Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM. We’re thinking about programming performances for the afternoon/evening on Sunday.

We want to show the public--and each other--all the things that art can do. We want to educate our campus and community about the history and current state of activist art. By contributing work to this exhibition you can:
* show up and be counted
* make contacts and build community
* exchange ideas and methods to build your practice and your understanding
The goal is to fill the gallery to overflowing with progressive activism, so you might see your work shown in “salon style”. Please be aware that the gallery will be open unsupervised throughout the days of the exhibition and that work in the show is not insured.
Submissions must be delivered to the Seventh Floor Gallery in Humanities Building of the University of Wisconsin campus (455 North Park Street) on Friday, 3 March between noon and 8 PM. All works must be collected from the gallery on Thursday, 9 March between noon and 8 PM. It will help the installation team if you announce your intention to participate by completing the form at this link: https://airtable.com/shrVUPXcuEVNmJohr
However, this is NOT a prerequisite for participation. Work may be accepted for this show until the gallery is full!

If your work requires special equipment (you need to provide it) or has unique needs (anything more than push pins or a hammer and nail), plan to help out with installation of the show on Saturday, 4 March between noon and 8 PM. Yes, we still need your work to be delivered on Friday!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/artactivistworkgroup/
Or send questions to artactivistworkgroup@gmail.com
GWS Donation Station for Open Seat
The department of Gender and Women’s Studies is happy to announce that we are now a recognized donation station for Open Seat, the food pantry for students on campus. The bin for donations is located in 3405 Sterling Hall (one of the TA offices) and donations can be dropped off at any time when the room is open. Similarly, students are welcome to take food from the bin if needed. The donations remaining in the box will be collected and taken to the main pantry location (Room 4209 in the Student Activity Center) every few weeks.
Please circulate this information with your students and note that some suggested donations include: menstrual products, hygiene products, beverages, condiments/sauces, baking products, cereal, oatmeal, granola, etc. Thank you for helping to make our department and our university a more welcoming and accessible place for all students!
For more information, please contact either Nicole Rudisill at krudisill@wisc.edu or Kim Gromek at thepantry@asm.wisc.edu.
Nominations Being Accepted for the 2017 Balzan Prize
The 2017 Prizes will be awarded in the fields of: Collective Memory; Gender Studies; Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy; and The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets.  Each prize is worth 750,000 Swiss francs.  Nominations are due on March 15, 2017.  More information can be found at http://www.balzan.org/en/subject-areas-and-nominations. There are no restrictions on numbers of nominations from an individual university so feel free to submit nominations directly from your department.
Nominations Being Accepted for the Louise Troxell & Edna Glicksman Award
You are invited to take a few minutes to nominate promising women for the award below. These awards recognize outstanding upperclass women whose qualifications include intellectual ability and curiosity, good citizenship, appreciation of the world outside herself and interest in participating in its affairs. Once nominated by faculty or staff, application materials are requested including short essay about future plans and resume. Selected applications are invited to a small group interview in early April. Please nominate an outstanding woman student for the Louise Troxell & Edna Glicksman Awards. Awards range from $300 - $1,500 and are by faculty or staff nomination only. Nominations deadline February 22, 2017. Faculty and Staff click here to nominate students for Troxell Glicksman Awards.
Sign up now: QUELP 2017!
Spring semester: Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm, Red Gym: LGBTCC, Registration open!
Still looking for a spring semester class? Consider QUELP! This is a powerful deep dive into building community and an intersectional framework.
The Queer Emerging Leaders Program is a spring semester program for UW undergrads about identity and community leadership. Build connections related to LGBTQ organizing! Explore your own personal narratives and the power of collaborative work!
Academic credit available!
Can count towards your Leadership Certificate!
Contact uwquelp@gmail.com for more, see the QUELP page, or register now at the form!
Free Assault-Prevention Rides from YW Transit
The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County issued a press release offering their support for the young woman who was assaulted on a Madison bike path, and to remind Dane County residents that they offer free nighttime rides in the Madison area specifically to prevent sexual assaults. To schedule a free ride, residents can call 608-316-6888.
UHS EVOC Open Access Hours
UHS EVOC Open Access hours are held on Mondays from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Drop-in to receive quick, compassionate information about options and rights for survivors and support people. See their website for more information: Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services
LGBT Campus Center Spring programs
We will keep updating you throughout the semester, but here are some reminders about our other programs that are always live and ready for you to jump in. Don't miss out:
- Crossroads community for TQPOC (contact: Matthew Lewis)
- Discussion groups (below) (contact: Tiffany Lee)
- Mentor Program (contact: Leigh Wilson)
- Volunteer Program (contact: Jess Draws)
- Ten Percent Society (contact: Cory Sprinkel)
Want to chat about any of these or more? Stop by the CC or ask at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu.
LGBT Mental Health & Healthy Relationships

Save the time: Tuesday Talk

Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00pm, Red Gym: TBD
The LGBTCC is pleased to partner with Shannon Juniper Niemeko, counselor and trans health specialist at Mental Health Services, for some dedicated face time with all of you. We have the main CC space, a small conference room, art supplies, and other possibilities for this drop-in time! More details to come, or let us know what kinds of space would make the most sense for you.
Questions? Contact Katherine at katherine.charekbriggs@wisc.edu.

LGBTQ Support & Empowerment Groups

Tuesdays | 12:15-1:45pm
Wednesdays | 3:15-4:30pm
Fridays | 11:00am-12 noon
333 E. Campus Mall, 7th floor
This group, facilitated by Alyssa Levy-Hussen, our LGBTQ Health Ambassador (with postdocs Todd on Tuesdays and Jocelyn on Wednesdays) is for students who are navigating sexual and/or gender identity development and acceptance. Students who identify as LGBTQ+ or any other personally meaningful term are all welcome to this group. Focus is on establishing positive connections with others and exploring the process of integrating one’s sexual and gender identities in authentic, self-affirming ways.
To join, drop by the C&CS reception desk any time 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday for an Access Consultation, and let the counselor know that you are interested in joining a group. For more information, call 608-265-5600 (option 2).

Let's Talk at the Red Gym

Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm, Red Gym: Mezzanine C
Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations across campus for UW-Madison students.
No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:
* stress
* sadness
* worry
* relationships
* academic performance
* family problems
* financial struggles
Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation! The Monday sessions are facilitated by LeAnna Rice and Alyssa Levy-Hussen, our LGBTQ Health Ambassador.
Let's Talk page
LGBT Discussion groups
Join your friends and peers for the following drop-in discussion groups on identity and community! These groups are not meant as counseling or therapy, and are not open for observation. Most are still being scheduled for the semester, but contact Tiffany Lee at tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu for more information.

Queer Students of Faith
Join in this weekly discussion and support group to experience a safe space to learn, share experiences, find spiritual support, and grow as a queer person of faith. Students of all faith traditions are welcome!
Tuesdays, 6:00pm, The Crossing: 1127 University Ave.
Email: Manny at manny@crossingministries.org

rooted is a discussion group intended for those who self-identify as LGBTQ people of color. We hope to provide a space to discuss your experiences with multiple intersecting identities and find support and fellowship with folks who've shared similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identities and share what you love about yourself and your communities.
Email: Sheltreese McCoy at sheltreese.mccoy@wisc.edu

Queer Sobriety and More
In partnership with Live Free Student Wellness and Recovery, the LGBT CC will be holding space for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to come together and talk about issues related to substance use, sobriety, and recovery-positive spaces. New folks always welcome, drop by and no pressure.
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
2/7 | 2/21 | 3/7 | 3/21 | 4/4 | 4/18 | 5/2
Email: Tiffany Lee at tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu

Fluid Sexualities

This is an open discussion group intended for those who are bisexual, pansexual, fluid or similarly-identified. The purpose is to provide space to discuss your experiences with your sexuality and to find support with others who have similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identity and share what you love about yourself, your community and your identity.
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
1/19 | 2/2 | 2/16 | 3/2 | 3/16 | 3/30 | 4/13 | 4/27 | 5/11

Gender Explorers
This open discussion group is a space for participants who identify across the gender identity/expression and trans spectrums to come together and explore concepts and constructs of gender in their own lives. This group is open to all members of the UW campus community.
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
1/17 | 1/31 | 2/14 | 2/28 | 3/14 | 3/28 | 4/11 | 4/25 | 5/9

WorldWide Rainbow
This open discussion group is a space for international or exchange students who identify on the LGBTQ spectrum. You can discuss your experiences as an international LGBTQ student on campus, as well as find community, support, and comfort in your identities. Come share and exchange your stories, perspectives, and culture.
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
1/20 | 2/3 | 2/16 | 3/3 | 3/17 | 3/31 | 4/14 | 4/28

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission.

Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.


Gender & Women’s Studies
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Janet Hyde, Director
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: 608-263-2053
Fax: 608-265-2409
Email: jshyde@wisc.edu