Fall 2013 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Fall 2013

Winter Recess

December 24, 2013 (All day) - January 3, 2014 (All day)

Final Exam Period

December 9, 2013 (All day) - December 14, 2013 (All day)

Steering Committee Meeting

December 6, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am

On the agenda: Name change update, research/programming committee report, discussion of the future of IMY, proposed GSWS major requirements, bylaws amendments.


All SC meetings are open to interested parties.

Film Screening: Raising Ms. President

November 12, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 7:30 (Lecture 7:30-8:25pm; Talk-Back 8:30-9:00pm)

Location: Lawrence Hall, Room 0120

3942 Forbes Avenue


Co-sponsors:  Departments of Sociology and Political Science and the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, Center for American Women and Politics at Chatham University.


Gender/transnational Faculty/Grad Reading Group

November 1, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Text for discussion: Janet M. Conway, “Contradictions of Alter-globalization: Feminists Theorize the Political at the WSF,” chapter 5 of _Edges of Global Justice: The World Social Forum and its Others_. Book on-line in Pittcat. Presentation/discussion led by Jackie Smith (Soc).  

Steering Committee Meeting

November 1, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
WSP Steering Committee Members

Graduate Student Colloquium: Nancy Scheper-Hughes

October 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who will deliver the Iris Marion Young Memorial Lecture on Thurs. Oct. 24, will also hold a colloquium for interested graduate students on Fri., Oct. 25, from noon-2 in 501-G Cathedral of Learning (The English Commons Room).  

The 2013 Iris Marion Young Lecture: The Revolution in Maternal Thinking and Child Survival in Northeast Brazil: The Political and Moral Economies of Mother Love

October 24, 2013 - 3:30pm
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley



In this lecture, Nancy Scheper-Hughes will discuss the political, economic and moral economies that have transformed the experiences of  life and death in the interior of Northeast Brazil, 20 years after the publication of Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil.

Sexuality Studies Lecture: Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity and Fabulosity

October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm
Martin Manalansan


Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
To dwell is to think and to reflect. To dwell is to build material, social and emotional architectures. To dwell is to confront and engage.

Undergrad Seminar with Prof. Manalansan

October 16, 2013 - 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Prof. Martin Manalansan(Univ. of Illinois), guest lecturer and noted scholar of LGBT studies

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