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September 19, 2016




Stitching History From The Holocaust
Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016
At the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall
Medea Benjamin: Kingdom of the Unjust Book Talk
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Madison Central Library
Join Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and other WI Network for Peace and Justice member groups during the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions as we host a conversation and book talk with peace activist, co-founder of CODEPINK, and author Medea Benjamin.
6:30 Informal meet-and-greet with Ms. Benjamin
7:00 the author discusses highlights from her new book, "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection" (OR Books, September 2016) followed by a question & answer session and a book signing.
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem)
Women's Imperilment and Patriarchal Gambles in Bangladesh
Thursday, September 22, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Social Sciences 2435
Isabel Pike, Lecturer, Sociology
Purple Ribbon Walk
Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:50am-1:00pm, Wisconsin State Capitol,
Please join us as we gather to publicly remember the women, men and children killed in domestic violence homicides across our state in 2015. The tenth annual Purple Ribbon Walk will begin with the release of the 2015 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report and conclude with a silent walk around the Capitol Square. We carry the names of those who were killed as demonstration that we carry forward both their memories and our collective commitment to end domestic violence. All are welcome to join us at 11:55 a.m. at the Capitol steps, State Street entrance.
The Annual Mildred Fish-Harnack
Human Rights and Democracy Lecture
"Judging and Gender in the International Realm"
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
Informal reception to follow
Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington D.C.
Ms. Krsticevic received her law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an LLM from Harvard University. She has led numerous conferences and workshops in the Americas and Europe on the international protection of human rights. Ms. Krsticevic has also litigated cases before both the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She is the author of numerous articles, which have been published in the US, Latin America and Europe. An abstract for her talk is available here.
Public Lecture
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00pm, 6191 Helen C. White Hall
Susan Squier, Brill Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, co-author most recently of Graphic Medicine Manifesto, and Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar hosted by UW-Madison’s Departments of English and Communication Arts.
Professor Squier will be discussing her current work on comics and medicine that explores the aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in contemporary comics and literature, opening a dialogue between literary studies, media studies, cultural studies, history of science, and medicine.
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem)
Women's Imperilment and Patriarchal Gambles in Bangladesh
Thursday, September 29, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Social Sciences 2435
Katie Zaman, Research Assistant, Sociology
Center for South Asia Lecture Series
Shobha Hamal Gurung
, Associate Professor of Sociology & Women's and Gender Studies, Southern Utah University
Thursday, September 29, 2016, Noon, 206 Ingraham Hall
This talk explores the lived experiences of Nepali migrant women and the broader issues of gendered labor, transnationalism, and women’s agency and empowerment. It shows how women were not just investing in themselves or their families—they were doing community-building work based on a sense of moral obligation and social responsibility. These women were connected to formal transnational organizations such as NGOs, but their community-building work also took place at an interpersonal level.
Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
Women’s experience of sexuality in later life
John DeLamater, PhD and Erica Koepsel, MA
Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30 to 5 PM Sewell Social Sciences 3470
FORWARD? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present; a public lecture series
Dick Wagner: "Academics Shaping the Wisconsin Dialogue on LGBT History"
Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 6pm, Pyle Center
When former University of Wisconsin President Charles Van Hise declared in 1904 that he would “never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state,” he gave early expression to the Wisconsin Idea. Join us for a weekly conversation about the Wisconsin Idea, this Fall at the Pyle Center on Tuesday evenings. http://www.wiscidea.com
Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:30 am – 5 pm, Red Gym, UW-Madison
Keynote speakers:
Dr. Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kathryn Clancy, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
Featuring talks by:
Molly Carnes, Director, Center for Women’s Health Research, UW-Madison
Ann Fink, Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madison
and a panel on The Legacy of Ruth Bleier.
Register Now!
More information below under conferences
COMMANDER, by Mario Correa, Directed by Kathleen Tissot
Friday, 10/7 8:00pm through Saturday, 10/22 2:00pm
In this award-winning darkly comedic play, an ambitious politician battles public doubts, personal demons, and his own partner in a troubled quest to become President of the United States. COMMANDER centers on the complicated relationship between Ned Worley, a former college professor who becomes Governor of Rhode Island, and his openly gay partner, Richard, who sees little to gain – and much to lose – from Ned’s bid for the Presidency. Ned’s campaign is managed by Frank Sands, a hardened operative determined to extract little more than a payday, and Zack Maines, an idealistic young aide who may be the only one who grasps the true stakes of Ned’s candidacy.
Tickets on Sale Now (
$15.00 for Thursday and Sunday performances
$20.00 for Friday and Saturday performances
For more information email Executive Producer, Justin Schober at justin@stageq.com
Cheap: Queer Visual Culture, Salvage, and Reuse
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7pm, L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
David Getsy and Ramzi Fawaz
This event will feature a public dialogue between two leading scholars in queer visual culture studies, David Getsy and Ramzi Fawaz, whose recent books explore the uses of throwaway or disposable cultural forms to articulate alternative expressions of sexuality and gender in contemporary U.S. culture.
Pussy Riot - In Conversation and Q&A
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8 p.m., Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Often performing with distinct, colorful masks, Pussy Riot is a feminist punk rock band from Russia. It was founded in August 2011 and its music focuses on feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. Their guerrilla performances landed three of their members in Russian prison while other members left the country fearing prosecution. Their case was adopted by human rights groups including Amnesty International, which designated the women prisoners of conscience, and by over 100 entertainers, including Adele, Madonna, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and others. A couple of members made a guest appearance on House of Cards season 3.  Join them for this conversation and Q&A.


Feminism on Tap
These monthly events are hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin National Organization for Women, Zonta Club of Madison and the Wisconsin Women's Network. For more information about Feminism on Tap and upcoming FoT events, like us on Facebook!
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.
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
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach-Gateway Mall 600 Williamson St
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
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.
LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative, 426 West Gilman Street, just off State St.
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.



Assistant Director for Gender Center at St. Norbert Cassandra Voss Center
Assistant Director supports Director & Center mission through programmatic, administrative & research tasks: coordinating educational programs, supervising student staff, facilitating building operations, planning pr/ media & collaborating with community. For best consideration, applications should be received by October 1, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references (including contact information, although references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission). Ideally the successful candidate will be in the position by December 1, 2016.
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Women’s Studies Program
This is a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Women’s Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in women’s/feminist/gender/sexuality studies who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2017/2018 academic year, August 21, 2017.
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2016. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htmYou must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Women’s Studies Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 11982) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vita
- Unofficial graduate school transcript
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Three letters of recommendation (If your letters are sent directly from your references, please have them sent directly to Dr. Avin at avinr@uwec.edu)
- Writing sample
Please direct requests for additional information to:
Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, Chair of the Women’s Studies Program
371, Hibbard Hall; avinr@uwec.edu


AAUW Grant Opportunities


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2017-2018 academic year may apply. The competition deadline is November 15, 2016.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2016.
Please see the website for further information: woodrow.org
Questions about the Fellowships may be sent to:
Newcombe Fellowship: newcombe@woodrow.org
Women's Studies Fellowship: ws@woodrow.org




2016 UW Women's Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The 2016 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium featuring Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, will be held Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) room 1306. Please follow this link for directions: (http://www.med.wisc.edu/facilities/health-sciences- learning-center-map-  directions/765). We encourage trainees and students to submit an abstract, whether it is for a work in progress or a completed study. We welcome abstract submissions from all areas of women's health research including basic, clinical and translational science, epidemiology, health disparities and social sciences, health services, and health policy. Please limit each abstract to 300 words, and feel free to submit more than one abstract.
Please submit your abstract to Jessica Skarlupka karis@wisc.edu no later than Friday, September 16, 2016. If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Jessica Skarlupka, karis@wisc.edu, 608-417-4212.
Poster Award
One poster award will be given for the best poster submitted. A panel of UW faculty will judge the posters, and the award will be given at the 2016 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium. A $100 prize will be awarded to the recipient along with a certificate commemorating the honor.
Monstrous Women in Comics—
an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels*
May 2017, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Keynote: Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library
and Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Accepted participants will be invited to present their 20-minute papers, or to exhibit their work, at a two-and-a-half-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of North Texas in Denton. To submit a paper proposal, or to express interest in exhibiting/tabling, please send an email to monstrouswomen@gmail.com with the following information: Name, institutional affiliation, email address, 250-word abstract (if applicable), Short bio & portfolio links (if applicable)
abstracts must be submitted by October 1, 2016, 5pm CST
Elimination of Violence Against Women Conference
Friday, November 25 2016, Aberystwyth University Mauritius, B6, Royal Rd, Quartier Militaire, Mauritius
The 1st Elimination of Violence Against Women Conference, organised by Aberystwyth University Mauritius will be held on 25 November 2016 at Aberystwyth University Mauritius, Quartier Militaire. This is in support of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be submitted by 19 September 2016 to Dr Hannah Baumeister. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by 10 October 2016. Conference registration will open on 10 October 2016.
Violence against women takes many forms – physical, sexual, psychological and economic. These forms of violence are interrelated and affect women throughout their lives. Some types of violence, such as trafficking, cross national boundaries. Survivors experience various health problems and their ability to participate in public life is diminished. However, violence against women does not only harm survivors but also their families and communities across generations. It reinforces other types of violence and impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas including poverty reduction, peace and security. Violence against women is neither specific to a culture, region or country, nor to particular groups of women within a society. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific standards that are upheld through social, political and legal institutions that foster discrimination against women. Violence against women is a human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.
We invite proposals for papers in the following or related areas:
- Women in and at war
- Violence against women, peace and security
- Violence against women and health
- Violence against women and the economy
- Violence against women and education
- Violence against women and the law
- Representations of women
- Women and the media
- Human trafficking
- Child marriage
- Perpetrators
- Costs and consequences of violence against women
- Prevention of violence against women
- Success stories
Contact details
Dr Hannah Baumeister
Phone: 00230 435 5005
Safe Healthy Strong 2017
March 22 - 23, 2017, Milwaukee, WI
The countdown is on to SHS 2017, Wisconsin's only conference dedicated to sexual and reproductive health. We're seeking presenters with unique perspectives and innovative ideas to provide our conference participants with skills, resources, best practices and tips that they take back to use in their own communities.
SHS Organizers are soliciting workshops in four tracks:
- Health Care
. These will help people involved in health care improve communication between health care workers, allied health care providers and clients by providing information tips and tools to enhance client–provider interactions and improve quality of care.
- Social Media and Communications. Topics may address any element of social media, such as the way social media is used to help people communicate and connect with each other, development of educational apps, or social media engagement.
- Justice and Inclusion. Presenters are encouraged to explore upstream determinants of health that lead to a lack of equitable sexual and reproductive health outcomes across groups.
- Changing Systems and Structures from the Bottom Up. This track addresses ways agencies and systems can move toward the promotion and provision of sex education.
NEW FOR 2017!
Spanish-Language Workshops
- In an effort to expand access to this conference, we are soliciting workshops that will be presented in Spanish to a Spanish-Speaking audience.
Youth-led Presentations - While many sex ed programs target youth, their voice is often left out at professional venues like Safe Healthy Strong. We welcome presentations developed and submitted by youth aged 18 and under!
To submit a workshop proposal, or to obtain detailed information about requirements, specific topics and conference participants click here.
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 28, 2016, 11:59 CST
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being
April 27-29, 2017, Pyle Center, UW-Madison
Proposals Due November 18th 2016
Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists! Join us!
We invite your participation in the 2017 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being as the University of Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Consortium again partners with the UW-Madison 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin, The World) to expand our audience and visibility, on the occasion of the 40th Annual Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Conference.
Information on how to submit proposals can be found at http://www.womensstudiesconsortium.org/.


Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, On Wisconsin rooms of the Red Gym
Full symposium early bird $50 until October 1st, $70 after.
Students $15.
Includes breakfast and lunch Friday.

8:30 Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome
Janet Hyde, Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women
Judith Houck. Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
Marsha Mailick, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
9:30 Keynote speaker
Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
"Sex, Gender, and Animals"
This Lecture is Free and Open to the Public
10:45 Break
11:00 Featured speaker
Molly Carnes, Director, Center for Women’s Health Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Why Is Jack More Likely to Become Department Chair than Jill?"
Noon Lunch
1:00 Panel: Honoring the Legacy of Ruth Bleier
Judith Houck, Chair, Gender and Women's Studies
"The Legacy of Ruth Bleier and Feminist Biology at Wisconsin"
Megan Coylewright, M.D., Bleier Award Winner
Nadja Eisenberg, Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, CUNY Grad Center, Ruth's Granddaughter, Locating Difference: Feminist Biology and Feminist Anthropology
2:15 Posters and Break
3:00 Featured speaker
Ann Fink,
2016-18 University of Wisconsin-Madison Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology
"The Feminist Neurobiology of Mental Health"
4:00 Keynote speaker
Kathryn Clancy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Feminist Theory Informs Anthropological Research"

Made possible through the Gertraude Wittig Endowment
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology,
Psychology, Zoology, The 4W Initiative
Supported, in part, by the University Lectures Committee and The
Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute

For more information, contact:
Dace Zeps, Administrator, Center for Research on Gender & Women, dazeps@wisc.edu
Janet Hyde, Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women, jshyde@wisc.edu
2016 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8:00 am – 11:30 am, Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1306
[Breakfast available beginning at 7:30 am]
Keynote Speaker:
Melissa Gilliam MD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Pediatrics, Chief, Family Planning, Dean for Diversity, Division of the Biological Sciences
University of Chicago
Topic: New Designs in Adolescent Health
See above for call for abstracts.
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
April 28-29, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The call for proposals, is in the section above!


FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS (volume 36, number 3, Summer 2016) is now available.
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
Drop-In Support Groups
Forming soon!
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.

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.


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To request an event or announcement be included in future listings, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu


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