Events 2008-2009

Feminisms for the 21st Century

12:40 – 1:55 P.M.
Sadock Women’s and Gender Studies Lounge, RCC 301
Time and Location are the same for all lectures.

This series features established and emerging feminist scholars who emphasize the links
between feminist politics, the struggle for racial justice, and human rights activism.
Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, with thanks also to Pizza and Politics.


Thursday, April 16
Really, aren’t women human yet?  Rhetorics of Women’s Human Rights

Laurie Naranch
Siena College


Thursday, March 5  
Ask a Mexican:  Irony and the Queering of the Category “Latino/a”

Cristina Beltran
Haverford College


Tuesday, January 13
Should this Hetero-sexist Patriarchal Institution be Saved?  The Argument for Marriage Equality

R. Claire Snyder-Hall
George Mason University

R. Claire Snyder-Hall is associate professor of political theory and director of academics in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University, and a faculty fellow at the Women and Politics Institute at American University.  She is the author of numerous published articles, and two books, Gay Marriage and Democracy: Equality for All (2006) and Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition (1999).


Thursday, October 23
Bush in Drag: Palin, McCain and the Endless War

Kathy Ferguson
University of Hawai'i

Kathy E. Ferguson teaches political science and women's studies at the University of Hawai'i and has also taught at Siena College.  She and Phyllis Turnbull research and write about global militarism, including their book Oh, Say, Can You See?  The Semiotics of the Military in Hawai'i.  Ferguson is currently writing a book about Emma Goldman.


Thursday, October 16
“Bitch is the New Black:”  The failure of feminists to think intersectionally during the 2008 Presidential race

Michaele Ferguson
University of Colorado at Boulder

Michaele L. Ferguson teaches political and feminist theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her work has appeared in journals such as Hypatia and Politics and Gender.  She is co-editor, with Lori Marso, of W Stands for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender (Duke, 2007) and is currently finishing a book entitled Sharing Democracy.