Women and Society

  • Founded
    1974
  • Seminar Number
    545

This seminar is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of women in their historical and social contexts, as well as feminist historiography. Among the topics the seminar considers are: the status and function of women historically; cross-cultural and sociological perspectives on women; representations of women in literature, media, and the arts; women and ethics; and feminist theories of class, race, and sexuality.


Co-Chairs
Professor Karen Baird
karen.baird@purchase.edu

Professor Emily Tai
etai@qcc.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Alma Igra
ai2298@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/18/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Queering Receptivity: Parasexual Pleasure in the Face of Compulsory & Feminized Trauma
Alyson Spurgas, Trinity College

Respondent: Katie Gentile, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY



10/16/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Biological Stories about Men’s Reproduction
Rene Alming, Yale University
Abstract

Rayna Rapp, New York University



11/20/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Who’s Your Momma? Tracing the grey hairs of feminist epistemology and theory that populate my head
Michelle Fine, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Respondent: Janet Miller, Teacher’s College, Columbia University



12/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Revisiting “Gendered Eugenics”: Race and Egg Donation Markets in an Era of Racial Resentment
Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Pennsylvania State University

Respondent: Susan Markens, Lehman College, CUNY



01/29/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
From Anti-Discrimination to Empowerment of Women: A Critical Assessment of the CEDAW, MDGs and SDGs
Zehra Arat and Erica MacDonald, University of Connecticut
Abstract

Respondent: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, The New School



02/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Proximity of Parts: Anxieties about Difference, Segregation, and Public Bathrooms
Jennifer Gaboury, Hunter College, CUNY

Respondent: Michele Gregory, York College, CUNY



03/19/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
A Splice of Life
Lisa Jean Moore, Purchase College, SUNY
Abstract

Respondent: Lesley Sharp, Barnard College, Columbia University



04/16/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Forgotten European post-Holocaust Trials Against Jewish “Collaborators” and the 1948 Dutch Execution of Anna van Dijk
Lotte Houwink ten Cate, Columbia University
Abstract