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
Karen Baird
karen.baird@purchase.edu

Emily Sohmer Tai
etai@qcc.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Jessica Madris
jsm2169@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/19/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Introduction to Not the United States of Gender: Sex Classification, Identity Politics, and Transgender Rights
Paisley Currah, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Respondent: Elizabeth Reis, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY



10/17/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

Laura Ping, The Graduate Center, CUNY




11/21/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Sex Stickers
Heath Fogg Davis, Temple University

Respondent: Dr. Paisley Currah, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY



12/12/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University-Newark




01/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Skirt Lifters, Health Corsets, and the Imperial Dress Elevator: Functional Dress Reform in Mme. Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions
Laura Ping, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Respondent: Carol Berkin, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY



02/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Space Between Womb and Home: Neonatal Intensive Care, Race, and Reproductivity
Dana-Ain Davis, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Respondent: Karen Baird, Purchase College, SUNY



03/20/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Women’s Roles and Family Strategy in Lombard Italy: Nuancing Political History
Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

Respondent: Janine Larmon Peterson, Marist College



04/24/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

Alecia McGregor, Tufts University




05/15/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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