Events 2009-2010

Feminisms for the 21st Century


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.

Making Suffering Matter 

Asma Abbas
Asma Abbas is Assistant Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Bard College at Simon's Rock.  Her work is situated on the intersections of politics, ethics, and aesthetics, within and beyond the liberal tradition, and addresses the historical and material bases shared by these domains.  The talk is drawn from a book manuscript titled, The Labour of Suffering: A Critique of the Political Economy of Injury.

Thursday, November 5
12:45 - 1:55 pm
Saddock Women's and Gender Studies Lounge, RCC 301

Of Mothers and Monsters: The Limits of Reason and Imagination in Locke's Political Thought 

Torrey Shanks
Torrey Shanks is an assistant professor in Political Science at SUNY Albany.  Her research is in political theory, with a focus on feminist theory, early modern political theory, and language and politics.  She is working on a book manuscript on rhetoric and political imagination in the thought of John Locke.

Thursday, February 11
12:45 - 1:55 pm
Saddock Women's and Gender Studies Lounge, RCC 301

The First Welfare Case: Money, Sex, Marriage, and White Supremacy in Selma, 1966: A Reproductive Justice Analysis

Rickie Solinger
Rickie Solinger is a historian and curator, the author of 8 books including Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race Before ‘Roe v. Wade' and Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the U.S.  Her exhibitions have traveled to over 140 college and university galleries since 1992.

Thursday, February 18
12:45 - 1:55 pm
Saddock Women's and Gender Studies Lounge, RCC 301


Sadock Lecture on Women and the Arts

Zizek: Access to the Real

Jodi Dean
Jodi Dean is professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and holds the Erasmus Chair in the Humanities in the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  She has authored or edited 9 books, the most recent of which is Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (Duke UP, 2009).

Tuesday, April 13
5:30 pm
ARTS 215