Spring 2011 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Spring 2011

Memorial Day - University Closed

May 30, 2011 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Women's Studies Program Graduation Luncheon

April 29, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Women's Studies

Join us for a luncheon to honor our graduating students.

"Gendered Historiographies: Approaches to the Archive, Research, and Writing"

April 13, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jocelyn Buckner (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theatre Arts)

Women's Studies Program

In my research on sister acts, a sub-genre of the family performance troupe practice that was wildly popular at the turn of the last century, I interrogate primary archival materials and secondary scholarship to write the histories of previously under-acknowledged female entertainers in U.S. popular entertainment.

This discussion will feature my current book project about sister acts as a case study for how to develop long-term research projects out of initial archival inquiries, examining the archive from a feminist perspective, and creating an intersectional analysis of materials. We will build on this conversation by addressing larger issues and discussion-generated questions surrounding the historiography of gendered topics of interest to participants.

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Simonetta Soldani on the History of the Italian Women's Movement

April 9, 2011 (All day)
Simonetta Soldani, Univ. of Florence

With the annual conference of the American Association of Italian Studies.


"Women Under the Hood" with Bogi

April 8, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sarah Lateiner

Women's Studies Program

Learn the basics of car care and get the knowledge you need to be in control of one of the largest investments you will ever make.

You will learn about:

  • Changing a tire
  • Checking fluids
  • Basics of your brake system and cooling system
  • Changing wiper blades
  • How to talk to a service writer
  • Getting the most out of your warranty
  • How to save on gas, time, and repair costs
  • ...and so much more!

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"Let the Right One In" - Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series

April 6, 2011 - 7:45pm - 9:45pm

Women's Studies Program


All screening and events are wheelchair accessible.  For more information: pittqueercinema@gmail.com.

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"Bad Hamlet"

April 3, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program; co-sponsored by Women's Studies

A play written by Lillian DeRitter and Anthea Carns

Set in the void between text and performance, Bad Hamlet witnesses the battle between six seminal versions of the melancholy Dane: three female Hamlets from different time periods and the three textual versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the earliest of which is often called the "Bad Quarto." What starts off as two battling scholars' academic exercise quickly becomes a story about a courtier’s fight to save not one but two Ophelias and to keep his best friend from sacrificing himself to an ideal that no one can truly capture: the legacy of Hamlet itself.

First Annual Community Summit

April 2, 2011 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Keynote: Heather Arnet (Director, Women & Girls Foundation)

Campus Women's Organization

Campus Women’s Organization would like to invite you to participate in our first annual Community Summit! The goal is to bring together female students, staff, faculty and their allies to learn from each other and strengthen our women's community at Pitt.

The itinerary will feature:

Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony & Reception

March 31, 2011 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Women's Studies Program

Please RSVP by March 23.

Iris Marion Young Lecture: "Achieving Equal Pay--What Will It Take?"

March 31, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Heidi Hartmann (President, IWPR)

Women's Studies Program, GSPIA, Center for Metropolitan Studies at GSPIA, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Sociology

Dr. Hartmann will review how much progress women have made in the labor market in the past few decades, comparing upper income and lower income women’s success.  She will discuss the impact of the recession and the recovery on women, and the disproportionate effects of government cut backs on women, both as consumers of government services and as government workers.


Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization that she formed in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research.  She is an economist with a B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, all in economics.  Dr. Hartmann is also a Research Professor at The George Washington University.

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